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CKA Kayak Fishing Tournaments and Events => Kayak Fishing Event Announcements => Topic started by: Red Rocket on November 28, 2016, 10:55:40 am


Title: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Red Rocket on November 28, 2016, 10:55:40 am
A quick check of the Hobie Worlds website ( http://hobiefishingworlds.com/ (http://hobiefishingworlds.com/) ) shows the first day of competition to be a week from today. I would imagine our two Canadian competitors, Dave Poole and Tim Percy, should be leaving for Louisiana pretty soon and I just want to wish you both the best of luck - make us proud, boys! Karen will have to cheer for all of us and we'll be glued to the internet watching the results as they come in.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on November 28, 2016, 09:16:24 pm
Yup, go kick some butt guys. Don't forget your parka, going to be cold when you get home lol.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Transplant on November 29, 2016, 01:40:17 pm
Good luck out there guys, I can only imagine how much fun it is to compete in an event like that.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Mtmouse on November 30, 2016, 09:28:53 am
Thanks for the support. I hope Dave and I represent Canada well. I know we will both have a great time, Hobie puts on an amazing event.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 06, 2016, 04:30:10 pm
Pre fishing starts tomorrow. Gonna be a good one.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 06, 2016, 05:37:11 pm
Pre fishing starts tomorrow. Gonna be a good one.

Started today, saw on Facebook that both Dave and Tim caught some small reds and trout. Now they just need to figure out the bigger ones.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 07, 2016, 12:58:47 pm
Looks like everyone is catching fish, even that Dutch fella.
Day 1 Tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 07, 2016, 10:05:58 pm
A few bull reds being caught I see. Man a fish like this would be awesome to catch, even in a pro angler this fish would take you for a sleigh ride.

(http://hobiefishingworlds.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/1200-P1000305-1024x769.jpg)

Quite the fancy measuring boards too.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 09, 2016, 12:40:56 pm
Results from day 1 are up.

http://hobiefishingworlds.com/rhino-rack-day-one-results/ (http://hobiefishingworlds.com/rhino-rack-day-one-results/)

Was a tough day with tons of wind, Tim is in 19th and Dave in 37th.

3 bulls(big redfish) caught yesterday so all it takes is one of them and a nice trout to make up some ground.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 09, 2016, 08:07:52 pm
Day 2 results.

http://hobiefishingworlds.com/16978-2/ (http://hobiefishingworlds.com/16978-2/)

Another tough day for everyone thanks to the conditions. Still wide open at this rate.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 10, 2016, 10:56:40 pm
Final standings.

http://hobiefishingworlds.com/rhino-rack-final-results/ (http://hobiefishingworlds.com/rhino-rack-final-results/)

Seems a few more guys were catching fish today but the leaders held onto their spots. The winner Steve Lessard was the only angler able to catch both a redfish and seatrout each day so consistency was the key on these tougher fishing days.

Tim got another redfish so finished middle of the pack at 28th. Dave had another tough day and ended up 45th.

Even with the tough times looks like the boys had a good time and looked like an awesome tournament to be part of.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 11, 2016, 06:02:36 pm
Yeah nice boards , available? and what do they retail for ?
Shouldn't post pics. without shooter's permission, Did Julie take that shot ?
Tough conditions, good representation by Dave and Tim.
Bet Flounder Guru ( Jantzen Miller ) would have got a flounder.
Yeah tough audience when on "world" stage.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 11, 2016, 06:48:31 pm
Yeah nice boards , available? and what do they retail for ?
Shouldn't post pics. without shooter's permission, Did Julie take that shot ?
Tough conditions, good representation by Dave and Tim.
Bet Flounder Guru ( Jantzen Miller ) would have got a flounder.
Yeah tough audience when on "world" stage.

I didn't copy that picture, I linked to it...

http://hobiefishingworlds.com/gallery-lowrance-navigation-and-pre-fish-day/ (http://hobiefishingworlds.com/gallery-lowrance-navigation-and-pre-fish-day/)

I don't think the boards are available, I believe they were made specifically for the tournament. They are an awesome size and design though.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: PikeCreek on December 13, 2016, 08:34:01 pm
Julie didn't take that particular picture, her and Bob Findlay from Australia were the photographers and I am not even sure if he took that one, may have been taken by someone that was with Daniel when he caught it.

The YakAttack boards are big and heavy.  Very functional and they were not for sale at the event. 

It was a great event even with the difficult conditions.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Dave on December 14, 2016, 06:43:39 am
It truly was an excellent event.  The cold front and accompanying hard north winds made for an extreme event!  The water temp dropped almost 15 degrees f over the 3 days.  The north wind increased the current as it blew the water out of the marsh to the gulf of Mexico.  On day one I was one of the few to make it back against the current to the "big boy launch"  The current was so strong that a secondary takeout had to be set up and the Pro Anglers had to be carried (mostly by Rich) up and over the rocks after being towed through the thick mud, while avoiding the razor sharp oysters.  The beauty and flavour of this area cannot be put into words or caught in a photo.  I caught about 26 fish over the 5 days, which included 4 species, unfortunately I didn't get to experience a "Cajun sleigh" ride this time.  I will be fishing hard at next years BCC for another chance.  If anyone is heading down for some redfish action I did purchase a little extra tackle that I would be glad to share ;)
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 14, 2016, 01:09:56 pm
What species other then reds and trout did you get Dave?
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Dave on December 15, 2016, 06:11:29 am
I got a hardhead cat fish 14 inches or so and a black drum that was 17 inches.  I was disappointed it wasn't a red :)
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 15, 2016, 12:16:28 pm
Lol caught so many of those stupid hardheads and sailcats in Florida. It was pretty cool in florida, I caught something like 14 different species and you never knew what you were going to catch. Never got a black drum though.

(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb267/murtyl/1st%20Hardhead%20Catfish.jpg)
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: PikeCreek on December 15, 2016, 01:41:58 pm
We didn't catch it from a kayak but each night we would go out and fish from the dock.  Kevin, who was one of the Staff from Hobie that we stayed with caught this monster Black Drum. 
(http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz45/PikeCreek/9D7D5E1B-6C91-450B-90FB-C7DD7BF8FF18_zpsptbqn7fi.jpg)
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 15, 2016, 03:12:21 pm
Really nice black one !
Often the best fishing is near the launch dock.   ;)
Any participants spend most of the fishing day there ? May have been a winning plan ?
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 15, 2016, 11:46:18 pm
Boat launches are often located in certain spots for a reason. There is a lake I fish in Saskatchewan that you can fish anywhere on the lake and you won't catch as many fish as 100 feet out from the launch.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Dave on December 16, 2016, 06:39:44 am
Really nice black one !
Often the best fishing is near the launch dock.   ;)
Any participants spend most of the fishing day there ? May have been a winning plan ?
The black drum in the picture was caught at Morans Marina where we stayed but it is out of range of the Leeville Launch.  There were some good fish caught near our launch though and the porpoises were often in the area, one was even seen flipping the elusive flounder in the air during pre-fish :)
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Red Rocket on December 17, 2016, 11:03:38 am
Anyone have an explanation for why there were no flounder around? Presumably they must be common in the area or the organizers wouldn't have included them as a tournament species.
Title: Re: Hobie Worlds start in a week
Post by: Ravyak on December 17, 2016, 12:33:03 pm
Anyone have an explanation for why there were no flounder around? Presumably they must be common in the area or the organizers wouldn't have included them as a tournament species.

I believe they migrate to deeper waters to spawn in the late fall. Probably were hoping a few stragglers and immature ones would be around and could be caught.