Team Austin Kayak – Casting for a Cause Kayak Fishing Tournament

Pre-Game - Kayak Fishing
ACK managers Andrew & Brock arrive early in Port Aransas to pre-fish before the event.

Who Can Say No to a Little Kayak Fishing for a Good Cause?

ACKer’s Chris Hackerd, Andrew Moczygemba & Brock Nedland have set course for Port Aransas today with plans to tackle some coastal fishing in the Casting for a Cause Fishing Tournament  that starts tomorrow (June, 28th). The volunteer-driven event has grown to become the premier charitable fishing event in the Coastal Bend of Texas and last year had 160 kayak anglers participate out of a total of 500 anglers.

Always looking for a way we can give back, ACK is proud to be a sponsor this year and is donating a Feel Free Moken 12.5. Proceeds from this event benefit amazing charities such as Heroes on the Water(HOW), the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as several other local charities.

Kayak Fishing Takes Strategic Preparation

ACK Truck with Kayaks
Chris’s truck loaded & headed to Casting for a Cause on the coast.

Forming Team Austin Kayak, the guys have put all hands in; working together to come up with a strategy for this event.  After reading over the Hook-n-Line fishing maps for the area and consulting with fellow kayak anglers who have experience in these waters like Fil Spencer (who ironically will most likely be fishing in the tournament as well), they’ve got the best fishing spots mapped out and ready to go.

Plus with ACK’s own kayak fishing gear-head, Jerron Wosel, giving them tips and equipment suggestions, they are locked and loaded with some sweet gear like the Engel Live Bait Cooler and the brand new Predator 13 Kayak from Old Town.

Wish them good luck!  We’ll keep you posted with the results.

ACK to Sponsor Casting for a Cause Kayak Fishing Tournament

Photo from the 2012 Event
Photo from the 2012 Event

Who’s ready for some coastal Texas kayak fishing? We’re proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 6th Annual Casting for a Cause Fishing Tournament in Port Aransas, Texas. This volunteer driven non-profit tournament has grown to become the premier charitable fishing event in the Coastal Bend with almost 500 competitors participating last year, over 160 of whom were in kayaks! The event benefits Heroes on the Water (HOW) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as several other local charities. Casting for a Cure has raised nearly $250,000 since their humble beginnings  six years ago.

We’ll be sending our top ACK anglers to compete as well as a surprise kayak donation (dead giveaway hint, it comes from Feel Free). Stay tuned for the official team & donation announcement closer to the event! In the mean time, be sure to save the date if you are interested in attending or competing in the event. Here are all the details:

Date: June 28th, 2013
Location: Robert’s Point Park, Port Aransas, Texas (located just off the Ferry Landing)
Register with the Registration Form.

Hope to see you there, and in the mean time, tight lines!


Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers Fall Tournament

An angler from the 2012 tournament.
An angler from the 2012 tournament. Gotta love the ACK sticker!

ACK is proud to sponsor the 3rd annual Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers Charity Tournament which will be held at Camp Wright, Kent Island, MD on September 14, 2013. The tournament benefits the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland.

The event is put together by a group of Maryland & Virginia kayak anglers who decided that North America’s largest estuary needed it’s own tournament. The event has three main goals: to raise money for the charities, promote conservation of the Chesapeake Bay abd promote kayak fishing as a recreational and an environmentally low impact outdoor activity. Event goers will have the opportunity to walk away with an ACK Gift Card during the raffle, so if you are one of the lucky ones that gets a chance to attend, make sure to hang around until the end for your chance to win!

ACK Sponsors the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament

Extreme Kayak Fishing Poster
Extreme Kayak Fishing Poster

For the second year in a row, ACK is proud to sponsor the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament in Florida. This offshore kayak fishing tournament series has ‘Extreme’ in its name for a reason: these anglers aim for the big stuff. The list of eligible fish includes things like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Black and Yellow Fin Tuna, African Pompano, Cobia and more. The event is in it’s fourth year and looks to build off it’s success from last year when 87 anglers competed for cash and prizes.

This year’s event is scheduled for May 18th, 2013 at the Pompano Beach Pier. Event goers will have an opportunity to win prizes from ACK during the event raffle which is May 17th at Brus Room in Pompano Beach from 6:00-9:00 p.m along with over $10,000 worth in other prizes including a Hobie Lanai Kayak, Guy Harvey Jewelry and limited edition prints, Go Pro Camera, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Spa Packages, and much more. There is still time to sign up, so we encourage Florida kayak anglers to check out the  Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament website. Continue reading ACK Sponsors the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament