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Hobie Bass Open at Kentucky Lake

OCEANSIDE, California – Hobie’s Bass Open qualifier for the Hobie Fishing Worlds Vl is quickly approaching. The competition will be held at the Kentucky Lake Dam Village State Resort Park in Kentucky, June 3-5. First and second place winners will be invited to join Benton Parrott, U.S./Canada team captain and 2015 IFA Kayak Tour Champion, at the Hobie Fishing World’s competition next fall, location to be announced shortly. The Open is the second in a series of four qualifying events to be held in the U.S. and one in Canada that will produce six coveted World Championship spots on the North American team.
The event is a catch, photograph and release (CPR) tournament where anglers measure and photograph their top three bass during each of the two days, to be scored by total aggregate length. Eligible species include largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass caught on human powered kayaks, canoes or SUP’s. One hundred percent of entry fees will be paid out with a ratio of one place for every 10 entrants. The first place finisher will have his/her airfare, accommodations and entry fee covered courtesy of Kentucky Dam Village and Hobie Cat Company. There will be raffles and prizes as well as other awards including one for the biggest bass each day.

A Hobie Fun Fest public consumer event will be held simultaneously along the lakeshore by the dam, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM and Sunday, Noon-3:00PM. Hobie invites all competitors to bring their families and friends to join in the festivities. Fun seekers will have the opportunity to demo Hobie kayaks, SUP’s and sailboats as well as Hobie’s new Mirage Eclipse stand-up pedalboard that has taken the world by storm.

The 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship US and Canadian Qualifiers schedule:

The 2015 IFA Kayak Tour Championship, Chalmette LA, Oct 9 2015 won by Benton Parrott, 2016 Hobie Fishing Top Gun

The Jamaica Bay Kayak Fishing Classic, May 12-15 – 1 spot

The Hobie Bass Open, Kentucky Lake, KY, June 3-5 – 2 spots,382/

The Border City Classic, Canada and the USA, June 25-26 – 2 spots – 1 US, 1 Canadian

The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour, Sarasota, Florida, September 11 – 1 spot

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Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their worldwide headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brasil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards and a new category of Hobie Mirage Standup pedalboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.