Company President Steve Messana Talks ACK on Kayak Fishing Radio

Last night company president and co-owner Steve Messana joined Kayak Fishing Radio host Chip Gibson on his weekly show to talk ACK. The two talked about how the company got it’s start and what’s allowed us to grow. They also touched on the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle and then Chip finished things up with a reminder about the Kayak Angler Choice Awards.

Miss the Discussion? Tune into the Recording!

Even if you missed the broadcast last night, you can easily tune-in to the recording of Chip and Steve using the link below. Encourage you to give it a listen and check out more of their shows when you have some time.

Wait, what’s Kayak Fishing Radio?

For those not familiar with Kayak Fishing Radio, it’s a weekly internet podcast that broadcasts from their website. We caught on to them about three years back when our friends at YakAngler shared an interview with founder Chip Gibson. Chip shared that the show was meant to augment the growing forum networks with a voice and what started as just one weekly show quickly turned into four. Today, he believes the show has something that appeals to every region and associated regional techniques so that theres something for every angler.


Austin American Statesman – Fast-growing Austin Canoe and Kayak expands into Houston market

Steve (left) and Peter (right). Photo by Ralph Barrera.

As seen in the Austin American Statesman: Over the years, the retailer — which stocks an assortment of camping, fishing and hiking gear, in addition to canoes and kayaks — has grown from a single location at 9705 Burnet Road in North Austin into a multi-store company, with a pair of locations in Houston and one in San Marcos. More are likely on the way, said Peter Messana, who co-owns Austin Canoe and Kayak with his brother, Steve. Read the full story here.

ACK Takes a Detour to MOAB

ACK President/Co-Owner, Steve Messana and VP of Store Operations/Co-Owner, Chris Hackerd took a detour on their way to the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah to partake in an exhilarating mountain bike adventure in none other than MOAB! I’d ask them for all the details but as always, they are busy so instead we’ll share a visual experience — one that will certainly help you understand why it’s considered one of the best places to go mountain biking in America. Maybe they’ll invite me next year. – Roland @ACK