2011 ACK Kayak Fishing Challenge – Are you ready?

The annual fishing event in central Texas for all kayak anglers.

Join us for the 4th annual 2011 Kayak Fishing Challenge, an annual catch-and-release kayak-fishing event held on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas benefiting the Kids Outdoor Zone.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 16th on Lady Bird Lake featuring three divisions: Kids, Fun and Competitive. The Kids Division is open to children 13 years and under to fish with a parent or guardian, the Fun Division is for all anglers including those who’ve never competed before and for the more experienced anglers, there is the Competitive Division.

All participants walk away a winner with prizes, many of which are donated by sponsors, ranging from a Native Watercraft Manta Ray kayak to a variety of paddling and fishing accessories, cash, gift cards and other giveaways. Interested participants can sign up at http://www.austinkayak.com/fishing or for more information about the Kids Outdoor Zone, visit http://www.kidsoutdoorzone.org.

Sponsors include: Native Watercraft (Grand prize sponsor), Bending Branches, Scotty Paddlesports, Wildcat Lighting, Feel Free Kayaks, Fish-n-Hunt, Malone, Columbia, Get Five Lures, Yeti Coolers, Yak Attack, Kayak Angler Magazine, Ranch Road Creative Solutions, Lonestar Outdoor News and Tifosi Optics.

Hope to see you there!


2010 ACK Fishing Challenge Results

The 2010 ACK Fishing Challenge has come to a close and the results are in! It was a great success with over 40 anglers of all ages participating. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and of course the participants for being a part of this annual event — we couldn’t have done it without you.

Overall, it was a beautiful day on Lady Bird Lake with mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies. Anglers anxiously arrived by 6am Sunday morning and launched into the water to begin their attempt at a 1st place finish in each of their respective divisions. ACK Store Managers, Justin Fees (Tournament Director) and Doug Kain, along with Office Manager, Amy Leggett, were there to assist anglers at the launch and weigh-in.

And without further ado, CONGRATULATIONS to all the winning anglers! While this list may be focused on the top placing anglers, everyone walked away a winner with raffle prizes and giveaways from Ocean Kayak, Scotty, Skwoosh, GSI Outdoors, Astral, Kokatat, Werner, Malone, S3 Cases, Bending Branches, NRS, Talic, Pelican, Feel Free and Paddlers Supply. Every participant also received a goodie bag with an ACK Fishing Challenge t-shirt and sticker, Get Give fishing lures and the latest copy of Lone Star Outdoor News.

Competitive Division
1st – David Lyon 79.75″ (Trident 13 Anger)
2nd – Robert Vaca 76″
3rd – Dan Campbell 73″
4th – Regan Vaca 72.75″
5th – Mark Nordstrom 72.5″
6th – Lawrence Underbrink 67.75″

Fun Division
1st – Ruben Reyes 70.5″
2nd – Robert Kaylor 44.25″
3rd – Derik Donald 19.5″

Kid Division
1st – Austin Weaver 13″
2nd – Isabel Leggett 6.25″

Other Winners
Big Bass – Burton Briggs 23″
Smallest Fish – Jeff Sanderson 3.25″
Biggest Perch/ Sunfish – Regan Vaca 12.5″
Biggest Catfish – NA
The Lucky Carp – NA

View the complete results here
View additional images here

Once again, thanks to everyone that participated in this event. We look forward to seeing you at the 2011 ACK Fishing Challenge!