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I have been a paddler all my life. I fell in love with kayaking at an early age when my father would take me out in the ocean on our trips to the beach. Being out on the water and seeing all the wildlife made a huge impact on me and helped create life-long memories I still have today. As I grew up and was able to make trips myself, I began exploring rivers around central Texas. This is where I really started to get into kayaking. I have found myself in a variety of different kayaks over the years and have just recently had my first experience in a Hobie pedal-drive kayak.
Combining his best five events, with a grand total of 483 points, Guillermo Gonzales was crowned our 2017 Angler of the Year at the final KATS event in our regular season at Lake Travis. We caught up with him to chat about this season and what we can expect from him in the future in both fishing, and life.
This year we kicked off our Junior Angler of the Year program thanks to a wonderful anonymous KATS angler that donated a fully-rigged fishing kayak! We chatted with our first ever winner Kayden Drake about all things fishing, from early memories to mentorship, to get a better picture of the guy behind the title.
So you’re looking to get into Kayak Fishing? There are some essentials you will need. You’ll obviously need your kayak, paddle and safety gear, but there are other small items needed to make the fishing experience more enjoyable.
One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.
What, you know, Demo Days! Whether you're a novice or expert, Demo Days is a great event for any paddler to attend. It's absolutely free and an opportunity to try out 80+ models, talk with representatives from top brands in the industry, and save up to 30% on select kayaks. This is our favorite event to put on every year and it's always a ton of fun - we hope to see you out there! Demo Days is only a couple months out and we want to make sure that you mark your calendars for the event nearest to you! We make it a fun educational experience for the whole family.
Here at ACK we love supporting our Youth Anglers and getting their point of views. With clear eyes and full hearts these youth anglers provide a fresh view on a passion that all of us have had for many years.