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2018 Hobie® Bass Open Announced

OCEANSIDE, California (April 9, 2018) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of premium fishing kayaks and watersport products, today announces the2018 Hobie Bass Open in Kentucky Lake Dam Village. Kayak anglers from across the country will test their skills on the legendary fishery of Kentucky Lake on June 1-3, for a chance to win cash and prizes and one of two spots to represent Team USA in the next Hobie Fishing Worlds.

“This tournament brings out the best-of-the-best in the bass fishing world,” says Keeton Eoff, Director of Global Strategy and Development at Hobie.  “We’re looking forward to even bigger attendance than last year, and a fun weekend of great fishing action.”

The 2-day tournament is a catch, photograph, and release format where anglers will record their three largest bass each day. The angler with the largest total inch-count will be declared the winner. Raffles and prizes will be awarded in addition to top-prize winners. Online early-entry fee for adults is $125 and is open until May 1 at midnight. After May 1, entry fees increase to $150.00 and can be paid online or onsite until June 1 at 7pm CT. Junior angler entry fee is $30. 

Tournament Entry Information: 

Anglers are invited to register for the event by logging onto, and candownload the complete rules and schedulehere, and the photo and liability release here

Adult Division Registration Page

Youth Division Registration Page

Additional Information:

In addition to the fishing tournament, families are invited to a free on-water demo of Hobie Kayaks and recreational products held on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-2pm at the Kentucky Dam Village Beach. Special lodging rates are available through the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. For rates and details call (270) 362-4271.

About Hobie

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water and quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks and fishing boats, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.

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