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Hobie Bass Open Set for June 9-11

Hobie Bass Open Set for June 9-11

Kentucky Dam Village State Park will host the 4th Annual Kentucky Lake Hobie Bass Open on June 9 through June 11. The event is sponsored by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

The Kentucky Lake event is a qualifier for the Hobie Fishing Worlds VII. In addition to cash and prizes, the winner will be invited to join Team USA at the next Hobie Fishing World Championship.

The event is a catch, photograph and release tournament where anglers measure and photograph their top three bass during each of the two competition days (June 10 and 11), to be scored by total aggregate length. Eligible species include largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass on human powered kayaks.

In addition to the tournament, a Hobie Fun Fest will take place at the Kentucky Dam Beach. Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends and join in the festivities that will be held Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Fun seekers will have the opportunity to demo Hobie Islands, kayaks, SUPs, and the Mirage Eclipse.

The tournament winner will have their airfare, accommodations and entry fee covered courtesy of Kentucky Dam Village and Hobie Cat Company.

There is a youth division and an adult division. To register or to find more details about this event, check out their site.

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White Egret
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