The inaugural season of the Hobie Bass Open Series aims to provide a true open format and an elite feel for kayak anglers across the country. Each Open allows the top finishing angler to earn a spot on the North American Team for the Hobie Fishing Worlds 9 and the Top 6 finishing anglers earn a highly coveted spot in the 50 angler culmination of the season, known as the Tournament of Champions.
A Catch, Photo, Release format will test an anglers skill on premier fisheries during prime conditions. Anglers will be able to turn in their longest 5 Black Bass each day in hopes of maxing out a 10 fish limit, scored in inches, over the course of the 2 day tournament.
100% of all entry fees gets paid back out to the anglers throughout the season, and the top 10% of the field will be paid out at each event. With high-end payouts, Elite level qualifications and an exclusive year end championship, the Hobie BOS events provide a great opportunity for any kayak angler no matter what brand of kayak they enjoy using.
Public launch accesses are launch areas available to all of the public. Areas start below the Watts Bar Dam and end at the areas above the Chickamauga Dam. From Lake Chickamauga east up the Hiwassee to the I75 Bridge. The areas east of the Wolfteever area on HWY 58 are considered in bounds. Please review the rules or contact the Director if more guidance is needed.
RULES & REGULATIONS: