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Hobie Pro Angler Fish Finder Install

| February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ryan Herzog is a competitive kayak angler and recently shared his Hobie Pro Angler Fish Finder installation on the Austin Kayak Fishing forum. This content has been re-posted with his permission. I recently picked up a Humminbird 998 with side imaging. The first issue that came to mind was where/how to mount the transducer. I […]

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Railblaza Mounting System – Easy and Versatile

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

About the author: Having learned freshwater kayak fishing from books, videos and a part time working relationship with the Yak Gear Paddlesport Company, Terry Sturtevant has moved past the shoreline and canoe fishing to a new obsession, kayak fishing. Terry states he has never fished the ocean from a kayak but he would like to someday. […]

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Rigging the Native Watercraft Slayer Propel

| January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from AustinKayakFishing.com with permission, original content by Tim Nikels. After dreaming and obsessing about it, I finally made my mind up to purchase a new Slayer Propel. Left work early stopped by ACK, no second guessing or wondering, just “Hi, I’ll take one of these, in lizard lick, is it in the warehouse and […]

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Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kelsey from ACK Houston give tips on cleaning your CamelBak. “Do you have to clean your CamelBak? Even if you just put water in it?” I’ve been asked about this several times recently and thought I would write a bit about it for our online readers. The answer is yes. Ideally you should clean and air […]

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The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often […]

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Kayak Skid Plates Explained

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s true that kayaks are pretty tough pieces of gear. Rotomolded polyethylene plastic kayaks are sometimes even referred to as indestructible but this is not quite the case. Just like all outdoor equipment, your kayak is susceptible to regular wear and tear and needs to be taken care of. One part of the kayak that’s […]

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Getting Started Snowshoeing

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the snow starts to fall and the water turns solid, what’s a paddler to do? Strap on a pair of snowshoes and take a hike! Snowshoeing is a fun wintertime activity that can be either exhilarating or relaxing (and sometimes both), depending on how you approach it and definitely worth giving a try! Why […]

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Attention Kayak Anglers…the Power Pole Mirco Anchor is Coming to ACK!

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The iCast 2013 Best Product of Show is coming to ACK! The Power Pole Micro Anchor is headed for ACK! This electronic shallow water anchoring system is designed for kayaks, canoes, and small boats up to 1500 pounds. Kayak anglers, this one is for you! Here’s how it works: Thinking About Buying One? Read this. For […]

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Stay Prepared with the Weekender First Aid Kit

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Spring Store Associate Kelsey Knowlden Emergency preparedness is an important aspect of outdoor adventures that often is overlooked or forgotten. What many people don’t realize is that it doesn’t usually take much. Getting a basic kit like the Weekender First Aid Kit and keeping it in your pack or car glove compartment can prepare […]

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The Predator Just Got a Little Easier to Stand In

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

As if it wasn’t easy enough already, a new accessory has come out to make standing in the Predator even easier!   I’m talking about the new Predator Steady Stand Bar which has already arrived at the ACK warehouse and is ready to ship. This product mounts to the accessory plates on the Predator and […]

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