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

In Focus Videos: Fish Storage while Kayak Fishing

Now that you’ve landed the fish you’ve been stalking all day long what are you going to do with ‘em so they stay fresh until you can get home? Well, we knew you’d ask that question so we went ahead and filmed a couple of In Focus videos with Jerron, our resident kayak fishing aficionado, to show you some of your options. Jerron talks a bit about Stringers, which allow you to keep the fish in the water at the side of the boat until you’re ready to head home as well as Catch Coolers, which conveniently fit on your boat and provided specialized materials to help keep your catch fresh. Have a look and let us know what you think!

-Trent @ ACK

ACK Fishfinder Installation Package

ACK Fishfinder Installation Kit
ACK Fishfinder Installation Kit

Installing a Fishfinder on a kayak can be a daunting task to people who try it for the first time.  Trust me, I know.  The first time I tried to install a fishfinder I had wires running all over the place and parts laying all around because I didn’t know what they were, where they went or what they attached to.  I even came out of the whole experience more frustrated than relieved. I am pretty sure I even questioned if all that work was even worth it.  Let’s face it, sometimes it just helps having a more “seasoned” installation veteran show you the ropes or even install it for you.  Here at ACK, we recognized this problem and came up with a solution.  Not only did we come up with our own ACK Fishfinder Installation Package, but we created a full set of instructions including detailed photos that are extremely easy to follow.  As if that weren’t enough, we filmed a step-by-step video to help show you how the installation is supposed to go so that you’ll have a visual reference if need be.  Pretty cool, right?  I sure wish I had that when I did my first installation!  The ACK Fishfinder Installation package gives you everything you need to help get your fishfinder up and running with fairly minimal effort.  Now you don’t necessarily have to follow the rules to a “T”. If you want to tweak the installation to fit your own personal wants or needs, feel free,  the instructions in the kit will help guide you down the right path to get you to your end goal….a working fishfinder! As always if you have questions or need advice feel free to send us a email at customer@ack.com.

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-Jerron @ ACK

A Plethora of New In Focus Videos!

We’ve all been pretty busy over here at ACK HQ but we’ve recently taken the time to show off some of our favorite products in our ongoing series of In Focus product spotlight videos. We thought we’d dedicate a blog post to highlight what we’ve put in the spotlight recently.

Whether you’ve barely wet your feet in the world of kayak fishing or you’re a seasoned pro, you’re going to want to watch Jerron’s Kayak Fishing Essentials.

No matter if you’re a renter or an owner of a SUP, everyone needs a place to put their gear while out on the water and Jenny shows off Tahoe SUP’s SUPack Day Pack in detail.

YakAttack’s BlackPak is both a controversial and well-loved product at the same time and we’ve made another video (see the first one) showing you exactly what you get when you buy one and why you’ll want to try it out.

Cooler bags are essential if you plan to catch (and not release) fish on the water and Native Watercraft’s Behind the Seat Cooler Bag is tailor-made for Native boats and Jenny walks us through the key features.

There are a lot of mounting options out there for your kayak but Railblaza makes some of the more innovate products out there. Jerron takes you through the accessories you can use while out on the water (or wherever else you might find them useful).

-Trent @ ACK