2016 Hobie Bass Open Announced

Submitted by Michael Christopher on Nov 11, 2015 - 2:46pm

June 3rd-5th 2016 – Kentucky Lake Dam Village

The third annual Hobie Bass Open, presented by Kentucky Lake Convention Visitor’s Bureau, will take place at Kentucky Dam Village State Park, June 4-5, 2016. The Open will be one of a series of U.S. and Canadian qualifying events for the 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds Vl. The winner will not only take home the crown, cash and prizes but will also be invited to join Team USA at the World’s next fall.

Anglers are invited to register for the event by logging onto iAnglerTournament.com

Adult Division Page: 2016 Hobie Bass Open (Adult Division)
Youth Division Page: 2016 Hobie Bass Open (Youth Division)

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 on human powered kayaks.

100% of entry fees will be paid out with a ratio of one place for every 10 entrants. There will be raffles and prizes as well as other awards including one for the biggest bass each day. In addition, the 1st and 2nd place finishers will qualify for the 6th Hobie Fishing World Championship. Along with the prize money, the winner will have their airfare, accommodations and entry fee covered courtesy of Kentucky Dam Village and Hobie Cat Company.

A Hobie Fun Fest consumer event will be held simultaneously off the Kentucky Dam beach. Hobie invites all competitors as well as the general public to bring their family and friends and join in the festivities that will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Fun seekers will have the opportunity to demo Hobie Islands, kayaks and SUP’s.