Advice for New Kayak Anglers

proangler14-action-rob-wendle-smallie-60-full 2With kayak fishing growing in popularity by the minute we thought it would be a great idea to ask our seasoned kayak anglers to provide some advice and tricks for the those looking to get started. So we took to our Facebook wall and asked our followers to give us the best piece of advice they had and boy did we get a response! By far the most popular piece of advice given was to invest in the best PFD you can afford and wear it while on the water; safety should always come first! Coming in second was all new kayak anglers should also take the time to familiarize themselves with their gear and kayak as well as check the weather forecast before setting out on their first kayak angling adventure. Below is the complete list of advice we received from our fans. Continue reading Advice for New Kayak Anglers

Let’s Go Camping

With Spring giving us this beautiful weather and Summer on the horizon, we at ACK can think of only one thing- camping season!Camping What’s better than getting outside and enjoying what nature has to offer with family and friends? Kayaking a nearby river, cooking over an open campfire, and sleeping under the stars are just a few things that make camping one of our favorite things to do when the weather beckons us outside. We strongly believe that with the proper camping gear, a person who may not like camping can be converted into an avid camper. Gone are the days of uncomfortably sleeping on rocks and limited food options. A new and improved way of camping has evolved through the trials and tribulations of campers before us who have given advice and guidance. Not only do campers of days past provide tips and must-haves, apparently our Facebook fans have a few tricks of their own to share! We took to the ACK Facebook page to see what all of you would consider “camping necessities” and got some great ideas. So great in fact, we couldn’t help but share them on our blog! With these items, the next time you hear “Let’s go camping!” you’ll be fully prepared to camp in comfort and style.

Utilities:

  1. Duct Tape
  2. Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Food
  5. WaterKayak campsite
  6. Lighter
  7. Knife
  8. Tent
  9. Sleeping Bag
  10. Water Purifier
  11. Rainwear
  12. Topography Map

Must-Haves:

  1. Sense of adventure
  2. Kayak
  3. Fishing Gear
  4. Pillows
  5. Sleeping Pad
  6. Mess Kit
  7. Hammock
  8. Cooler

Extras:

  1. Spouses
  2. Nacho Cheese Doritos
  3. Booze
  4. Beer
  5. Entertainment

We think Tcipip Nut phrased it best when he wrote, “The mindset to unplug, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Don’t forget to look up at night and enjoy the stars show in hopefully dark skies.” Think our Facebook fans missed something? Comment below and let us know!

Choosing the Right Kayak

Knowing which kayak is right for you is a question we are always trying to help answer. In fact, it’s a subject we’ve talked about quite a bit this year! Since our Texas customers will be getting all the expert advice they want at our 2012 Fall Demo Days, we thought this would be a good time to look back on some of advice we’ve put out on selecting the right kayak for you.

Start with the basics. This guide will walk you through the different types of kayaks we offer, ranging from the material they’re made of to the shape of their hull. Once you’ve done that, get a little more specific with our 2012 Roundups. See which of our favorites made the beginning of the year list and the summer list. While some of the boats mentioned have had recent upgrades, you’ll be able to click through to the most recent model. After you’ve looked over all that, follow-up with any questions you might have by commenting below, we’re here to help!

Joseph@ACK