It’s not that I don’t like winter. There’s something special about that first light snow, or the way
the birds come alive on a warming trend after a few bitterly cold days – when they know they’d better
find food and water before the season’s icy grip returns. I like Christmas and New Year’s Eve and
although I’ve never had the chance to do it, snowboarding always seemed like it might be fun. Winter is great. I really like winter – for about four weeks.
Written by ACK’s Fleet Sales Manager, Juan Carlos Andreu The beginning of winter marks the kickoff of a very special fishery hidden in the Texas hill country; Guadalupe river rainbow trout. Every year Texas Parks and Wildlife and other private organizations like Trout Unlimited, stock the Guadalupe river with thousands of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and hundreds of fisherman take their shot at hooking this amazing fish.
With 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 newbies. By far the most popular piece of advice was to wear Buy the best PFD you can afford and ALWAYS wear it Always check the weather forecast Keep everything tied down Learn how to self rescue Buy a sit-on-top kayak for easiest kayak fishing Test a bunch of kayaks before you buy one Tie down what you cant afford to lose Dont use your anchor in fast flowing rivers Look both ways before crossing an intracoastal Be anchored or tied off- big fish will pull you around!
Living in Florida I’d heard nothing but good things about the Casting for a Cause tournament held annually in Port Aransas, so when I moved back to Texas I had to add this tournament to my schedule. This year’s beneficiaries for the tournament are The National MS society, Haven for Hope, Heroes on the Water, and over 20 other charitable organizations.