For those who don’t know, we offer four Go Play Days (paid workdays) a year for all employees to get outside and learn more about our products through personal experience. Of course, it doesn’t take much pushing to get ACK-ers outside.

Here’s a captioned photo blog by ACK Spring Store Associate Fidel Matute documenting his recent kayak fishing trip out with a Hobie Mirage Outback and the Native FX Propel 13:

Fish grips are essential when saltwater fishing, you don’t want a tooth in your finger!


A lot of people ask me what boat I recommend for younger people. The Native FX 13 Propel has a lot of room, is very stable, and tracks fairly well. It is perfect for beginners cruising medium-depth water.


An ACK Hawg Trough is a must have for kayak fishing; it’s really accurate and it floats!


Both the Hobie Mirage Outback and Native FX 13 Propel are super stable boats that have plenty of room for all your gear.


A rubber or plastic stringer will keep your fish alive longer; it doesn’t cut their gills like traditional rope stringers.


The Hobie Outback is a versatile kayak – it can do anything from offshore fishing to push poling around a marsh. And the new reverse feature on the drive makes fishing a lot easier.


The Native FX 13 Propel is a canoe-kayak hybrid, giving you the room of a canoe but the stability of a kayak.


A truck bed extender allows you to carry longer boats without getting a trailer, and it can help support multiple boats at once.