At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we can’t overstate the importance of sun protection in the summer. The reality of the paddlesports world is that you’re adventuring where there’s little shade to shield you from the sun’s gaze and the unrelenting glare off of the water.
If you’ve thought ahead before your kayak purchase, you may have already purchased a roof rack, bed extender or trailer. But in the eager fog of ordering a kayak, you also may have forgotten. Either way, you’ve got so many options.
Hunter Amidon is one of our youngest KATS Anglers, but also one of our most enthusiastic! Not only did he finish in the top 5 at our last event on Lake Travis, he also qualified for the National Student Angler Federation tournament in Florence, Alabama. We caught up with Hunter to see how he is preparing for the tournament and ask how KATS has helped him in his fishing career.
Kayaking can be enjoyed solo or tandem, but who said both boat occupants needed to be human? Judging from a recent Facebook call for paddling pup photos, we know a lot of you have a furry friend (or two!
Bass fishing in the summer can be one of the hardest times of the year to catch fish. The conditions are mostly bluebird skies, light wind, and high heat, which means that the fish are going to be found deep, or in the shade trying to escape the heat in cooler water.
For those transporting their YETI coolers in any way or fashion this summer, you might want to consider investing in some tie-down straps to secure the biggest investment of all. We know a YETI cooler is an investment in general (a worthwhile one, but still!) and it wouldn’t be easy to get over the tragedy of yours overboard.
As a part of our larger Own It campaign, a commitment to encourage action on environmental preservation by looking inwards and “owning it” ourselves, we introduced a baler to the ACK warehouse here in Austin, Texas late last year. It’s an invaluable addition to helping us in our journey to become a zero-waste company.
As the name suggests, sight casting is the stealthy art of glancing over the water and positioning your bait in an area where you’ve spotted fish movement. But not every kayak is designed for you to stand and cast. If you’re looking for the thrill of sight casting at fish from far above the water, you may want to consider trying out a fishing stand up paddle board!