Freeport business will hook up outdoorsmen with fishing gear, kayak rentals

If you’re in need of fishing rods, bait or kayak or paddleboard rentals, Jackie Lowes can hook you up.

Her new business, The Hook Up, began selling fishing equipment in March. About two weeks ago, Lowes
expanded the business to include paddleboard and kayak rentals.

“I love what I do. I love being on the water here,” said Lowes, whose Freeport home has a private boat dock that she often uses with her husband and five teenage sons.

It was her family’s love of fishing that inspired Lowes
to launch the business. Lowes used to fish with her father when she was young and now enjoys doing it with her own family. She wanted to make it easier for other Freeport families to share those experiences.

Her business, which she hopes eventually will expand to include a brick-and-mortar location and bike rentals, was open in time for the start of trout season this year.

Lowes accepts orders for bait, fishing rods and hooks via text or phone call or through…

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