Tag: kayak angler tournament series

My Experience with KATS

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Written by guest blogger and KATS participant, ACK & Wilderness Systems Ambassador Eugene Mora  III. First, let me begin by thanking the ACK and KATS tournament personnel and sponsors. Without the joint efforts of all, this series would not have been as awesome as it was. The 10 events for the 2014 series were scheduled […]

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Robert Leon Reels in Lake Conroe

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from FishKATS.com Robert Leon reeled them in on Saturday catching the days’ only limit totaling 85.25 inches and securing first place for over $500 and a custom engraved Yak Attack Blackpak! Sam Gutierrez, a rising star within the KATS crowd took second with 47.75 inches. He is currently also in the lead for Kayak Angler […]

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Garcia Wins Big at Decker – KATS 2014 Update

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from FishKATS.com The KATS 2014 season kicked off on Saturday with the largest field of competitors in the series to date. There were 83 registered anglers that competed for a large prize pot, big bass payout, and a custom engraved YakAttack BlackPak. Windy conditions followed a beautiful morning at launch and made for tougher fishing for […]

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Austin Canoe and Kayak Raises $2,250 For Local Outdoor Organizations Through Kayak Fishing, Looks To 2014

| December 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Austin, Texas – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC made donations totaling $2,250 to the Kids Outdoor Zone and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center using money raised by their Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) in 2013. In addition, a total of 24 fishing rods were donated to Brown Santa […]

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Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) 2013 Season Wrap-Up

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

For its second year, ACK hosted KATS (Kayak Angler Tournament Series) in the Austin, Texas area. Competitors from all over Central Texas and beyond gathered at 6 events beginning in January and finishing up Saturday, September 7th at Inks Lake State Park for the Classic Championship. 2013 Saw Growth for the Kayak Angler Tournament Series […]

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KATS Report: Fishing the Fog of Lake Fayette

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

From All-star KATS Intern Johanna Kraus-Darden: The looming mist of Lake Fayette had KATS anglers questioning spring storms and unpredictable temperatures… Luckily you don’t need to see through fog to catch Bass below your kayak!   Paddling out at 7:00 am in 40 degrees and rain, then fishing for 8 hours on end requires devotion to […]

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New Video : Choosing a Rod for Kayak Fishing

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pat Kellner of P.H. Custom Quality Fishing took some time out after fishing the 2013 KATS Lake Bastrop event to explain the basics of choosing a rod for kayak fishing. While we don’t sell rods at ACK, we do carry a ton of kayak fishing accessories and boats, so expect more videos like this from […]

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Outsider Perspective : KATS Fishing Tournament

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of talk around the ACK offices and our stores about the Kayak Anglers Tournament Series (KATS) and if you aren’t an angler, that can leave you feeling a little left out at times. Case in point: Myself. While I do enjoy fishing for its relaxing, meditative and buddy-bonding aspects, I probably haven’t […]

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KATS Report: Decker Lake Deals a Winter Hand

| February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

On January 23rd at 7:15am, 62 kayaks competing in KATS parted the morning mist, all with an angle to hook a Big Bass. All morning the boat dock at Decker Lake rumored the sun would warm up the cold conditions, and alas it did…at 2:30pm when the fishing had just about ended. Competitors arrived back on shore […]

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2013 KATS – Official Kick Off!

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s time for KATS! The 2013 series is coming up fast in the central Texas area. Dates and locations have been announced and the first tourney will kick off on Decker Lake (Walter E. Long Lake) here in Austin on January 26th.  KATS (Kayak Angler Tournament Series) is a local kayak anglers tournament series comprised […]

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