Qualifier for Hobie Fishing Worlds Set for Kentucky Lake – Winner of Hobie Bass Open will earn a chance to compete with the world’s best

Winner of Hobie Bass Open will earn a chance to compete with the world's best

Next Time it's Bass: A fine Pike from the 2014 Hobie Worlds in the Netherlands.
Next Time it’s Bass: A fine Pike from the 2014 Hobie Worlds in the Netherlands.

Ever wanted to compete for a kayak bass world championship? In China?

Here’s your chance, and you only have to travel as far as Kentucky to earn your ticket.

The Hobie Bass Open qualifier for the 2015 Hobie Fishing Worlds will be held at the Kentucky Lake Dam Village State Resort Park in Kentucky, May 30-June 1. The winner will take home the crown and earn a spot on the Hobie Fishing World’s Team on Shang Lake in Changshu China.

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.

There’s more than a truip to China up for grabs, starting with the 100 percent payback purse. In addition, a whole plethora of prizes will be awarded, including Lowrance, Power Pole, FUGOO, St Croix, Daiwa and Yak Attack. Then, of course, there are the accolades. Saturday evening chow and Sunday lunch will be provided by Hobie Cat Company and Bassin’ Magazine. Kentucky Dam Village is also offering a special Hobie Bass Open rate while rooms last. (Call 270-362-4271 for details).

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. Fun seekers will have the opportunity to demo Hobie Islands, kayaks and SUPs.

Anglers are invited to register for the event at http://2015hobiebassopen.eventbrite.com

Here’s a video preview, courtesy of Hobie: