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Kayak Fishing 101 - The Basics
Kayak Fishing 101
You've got a yak, you've seen them do it, you've thought about -- is it time to go fish? We'll help you get started!
We realize that not everyone that buys a kayak from ACK is looking to wet a line (lingo for casting a fishing line into the water) but we also know some of you may be curious or in some cases ready to jump right in. While fishing from a kayak is almost as simple as fishing off the bank, you do need to consider a few differences. In this article, we'll cover the basics of outfitting your kayak for fishing, what to expect on your first fishing adventure and a couple of tips to make your experience a safer more enjoyable one. Click to continue reading
Naked Roof? Get a Kayak Rack!
Naked Roof? Get a Kayak Rack!
A series of comprehensive guides to lead you in the right direction when shopping for auto racks for your car, suv or truck.
Maybe you just bought a new kayak because you took advantage of our free kayak shipping offer or feel that it's time to upgrade your current setup. Either way, we've got a variety options regardless of how naked your vehicle's roof top is. We recently published a series of articles to lead you in the right direction. Pick your setup below:
Bare Naked Roof - No rack, rails or crossbars? Don't blush, we'll get you covered with simple and affordable to the best in premium and stylish kayak rack solutions.
Factory Racks - Don't swear at your factory racks just yet. This article highlights a few options for you regardless of whether you have rails, crossbars or both!
Truck Racks - You thought your truck bed would suffice and now you realize that maybe that's not the case. We've got something for you too!
Kayak Cradles for all Racks - You got one sweet rack, now you need a way to secure your kayak to it? Give your kayak some love too, secure it...protect it.
ACK Challenges You!
Share your adventures at for a chance to win a Bending Branches Navigator Kayak Paddle!
We've partnered with our friends at to challenge you to share your kayaking adventures! Venturepax is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts to share their adventures and a way for us to collect adventure stories from our community all in one place! We can't wait to read your stories and see your pictures and videos. To take the challenge and start sharing your kayaking adventures for a chance to win this paddle, click here.
Enter to win!
Facebook Gear Giveaway Update:
Last Chance to Enter!
The giveaway has been a huge success with several prizes already awarded including a Paddle by Werner, a Backpack by Gregory, a Pilot Knife by NRS and a Camp Stove by MSR. Don't worry though, you still have one more chance to win the grand prize -- a GoPro Video Camera! To enter, click here. For those that have already entered, remember, the more you share, the higher your chances of winning. ENTER NOW HERE!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Only one winner per item will be randomly selected every week for a total of four weeks plus one grand prize winner overall. Prizes and contest duration subject to change. Click here for official rules, terms & conditions.
August 2012
Kayak Fishing 101
Rack Outfitting Guide
Share Your Adventures
Enter to WIN GEAR!
Featured Products
More InfoFALL CAMPING: With camping season just around the corner, be sure to check out our full line up of tents from Kelty, Sierra Designs, Mountain Hardware, Eureka, MSR and more! This is also a good time to stock up on tent accessories and repair parts.
More InfoBACKPACKS: Whether you are planning to go hiking this fall or looking to get a new pack for school, you'll be surprised to see how extensive our line of backpacks and accessories actually is.
More Info KAYAK FISHING: Looking for more stability in your kayak or want to do some sight casting? These Scotty Kayak Stabilizers will do the trick. Easy to install, lightweight and manageable.
And in other news...
Mark your calendars, the 2012 Fall Demo Days and Expo are just around the corner! This year, we will have one Demo Day on the water and the 2nd day event will be hosted at the store with clinics, special demo day offers and BBQ! Come for both days!
Austin, Texas
Sep 15th-16th
Houston, Texas
Sep 22nd-23rd
San Marcos, Texas
Sep 22nd-23rd
Stay tuned! Complete details will be posted on our home page.
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