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Paddle Tandem For Valentine’s Day!

Paddle Tandem For Valentine’s Day!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and if you’re ready to change things up and try something a little different, look no further than kayaking. Outdoor adventure is a great way to be engaging with your loved one (and even the whole family) and visiting a secluded, unique destination by kayak can be quite romantic. This Valentine’s […]

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Hobie Pro Angler Fish Finder Install

Hobie Pro Angler Fish Finder Install

| February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ryan Herzog is a competitive kayak angler and recently shared his Hobie Pro Angler Fish Finder installation on the Austin Kayak Fishing forum. This content has been re-posted with his permission. I recently picked up a Humminbird 998 with side imaging. The first issue that came to mind was where/how to mount the transducer. I […]

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Storing Your Hobie Kayak

Storing Your Hobie Kayak

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Original content reposted from the HobieCat Forum. Kayak storage isn’t often given much thought, but doing it improperly can lead to permanent damage. Matt Miller, Director of Parts & Accessory Sales at Hobie Cat USA, shares tips and techniques for properly storing your Hobie Kayak. Important: When storing your Hobie Kayak, do NOT hang your kayak […]

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Robert Leon Reels in Lake Conroe

Robert Leon Reels in Lake Conroe

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from FishKATS.com Robert Leon reeled them in on Saturday catching the days’ only limit totaling 85.25 inches and securing first place for over $500 and a custom engraved Yak Attack Blackpak! Sam Gutierrez, a rising star within the KATS crowd took second with 47.75 inches. He is currently also in the lead for Kayak Angler […]

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Railblaza Mounting System – Easy and Versatile

Railblaza Mounting System – Easy and Versatile

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

About the author: Having learned freshwater kayak fishing from books, videos and a part time working relationship with the Yak Gear Paddlesport Company, Terry Sturtevant has moved past the shoreline and canoe fishing to a new obsession, kayak fishing. Terry states he has never fished the ocean from a kayak but he would like to someday. […]

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Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) Announces the Grand Opening of its Newest Store in San Antonio, Texas

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join ACK on Feb 8th and 9th for the Grand Opening Celebration Austin, Texas (Jan. 28th, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings LLC, is gearing up for the Grand Opening of it’s 5th location in northwest San Antonio, Texas, which is slated to take place over the […]

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Rigging the Native Watercraft Slayer Propel

Rigging the Native Watercraft Slayer Propel

| January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-posted from AustinKayakFishing.com with permission, original content by Tim Nikels. After dreaming and obsessing about it, I finally made my mind up to purchase a new Slayer Propel. Left work early stopped by ACK, no second guessing or wondering, just “Hi, I’ll take one of these, in lizard lick, is it in the warehouse and […]

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Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

Tips for Cleaning Your CamelBak

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kelsey from ACK Houston give tips on cleaning your CamelBak. “Do you have to clean your CamelBak? Even if you just put water in it?” I’ve been asked about this several times recently and thought I would write a bit about it for our online readers. The answer is yes. Ideally you should clean and air […]

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The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

The New Portable Camp Chair (and Table) Solution

| January 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

One issue I face when going kayak camping or backpacking is how to bring along my camp chair. I have a Kelty Folding Mesh Chair which I love using on camp outs and tailgates, but at 8 lbs and nearly 3 feet tall when packed down it’s not a truly portable camp chair option. Often […]

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ACK.com Website Updates for 2013

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the desk of self proclaimed Benevolent Web Dictator Jeremy Arntz.  Since launching the redesigned ACK.com in November of 2012 we’ve been busy making improvements to the site. Some of the changes are visible, but many are behind the scenes. The web development team at ACK is not only tasked with improving and maintaining ACK.com, […]

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