Aryan noted that his Hobie PA 12 did a great job of keeping him on the fish once the wind came up. “With that pedal-driven MirageDrive, I can easily keep the kayak pointed in the direction I need for optimal casting with my hands free. It really contributes to my success every time I head out,” he stated.
For their efforts, Snyders pocketed $6,200, Brewer $3,850 including $400 for his Bassin’ Big Bass award, and Aryan collected $2,200. All three qualified for the Hobie Tournament of Champions (T.O.C.) to be held on Lake Eufaula, Alabama, November 12 – 14. Each also gathered all-important points toward the FarWide Angler of the Year award. Additionally, Christa Hibbs, who was shut out on Day 1 but rallied for 79.75 inches to move up 33 places on Day 2, earned the Dakota Lithium Power Move award. For her efforts, she received a Dakota Power Box with 10-amp lithium battery.
“I can’t say enough about how well these Hobie B.O.S. events are run,” said Snyders while accepting his award. “I’d like to thank the tourney director and Hobie staff for putting on such a great event. This is such a beautiful lake, and so much of the shoreline is undeveloped. What a great setting. I camped out all week at Beaver’s Bend State Park and had a great time both on and off the water.”
Brewer, too, offered praise for the B.O.S. series, calling it the “best run, most competitive kayak series in the world today.”
“These events are run flawlessly,” added Aryan, “and the competition is stiff, so it’s really satisfying when you do finish in the money. You always have to bring your A game to a Hobie tournament. I can’t wait for the next one.”
That will take place April 17 – 18, at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. Last year witnessed explosive action at this event with 112 participants catching 693 bass. For more information on the Hobie B.O.S. Anchored by Power-Pole®, or to register for an event, visit: Hobie Bass Open Series (hobiebos.com).