March 9, 2024
Alabama
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College R3 – Ewing Minor – Carson-Newman University WINS MARINEMAT Logan Martin Lake Lincoln AL

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Location

Lincoln Alabama

Dates

From:
March 9, 2024
To:
March 9, 2024

Event Info

Hobie Bass Open Series 2024

Hobie Bass Open Series 2024

Message regarding Tournament : Round 3 – Hobie BOS College Tour MARINEMAT Logan Martin Lake – 2024
Director : Hobie College BOS
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Anglers,

Thanks you for your support at this event.  I want to remind all anglers to be careful tomorrow with rising and potentially swift water conditions.

Its a good idea to make sure to drain water out of your kayak.  Often when rained on while sitting on trailer or truck, boats don’t drain effectively and there could be water in your hull.

We have updated the times tomorrow:

6:00 AM Go Tim!

6:15 AM First Cast

3:00 PM Fishing Ends

3:30 PM Submission Deadline

You will set your clocks forward an hour Saturday night.

Awards for anglers still in town will be on Sunday around 4:30 pm.

Thanks,
Hobie College BOS,
Tournament Director
bos@hobie.com

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Message regarding Tournament : Round 3 – Hobie BOS College Tour MARINEMAT Logan Martin Lake – 2024
Director : Hobie College BOS
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Attention anglers, we are adjusting time and format for this evenings process AND tomorrows start.  We will go over this in more details later.

We will still be setting up under the Lincoln’s Landing Pavillion.   This will potentially be in the middle of heavy rain and storms.  However we will set up earlier for potential windows and we will not be asking anglers to stay due to weather conditions.  We will be having a live broadcast meeting around 6.  It is the angler’s responsibility to watch the video.  This will be on the Facebook group page.

We will also be adjusting the times Saturday morning to allow there to be more light at launch than we traditionally use.  This makes sure anglers are able to see lingering storm cloud lines, as well as changes of the water they are launching into that will have drastically different conditions than the day before.

New Schedule-

430 – 6pm  ID Distribution and Board Check (Please dry your boards off)  Anglers are not expected to stay due to weather conditions.

6pm – Facebook live meeting to go over all event details of Saturday and this event.  Anglers do not need to stay to watch this in person at this event due to weather.

630pm- If there are any remaining anglers that need their boards checked, it will occur after the meeting.  Please do try to arrive in the earlier window if possible.

Saturday

6:00 AM-  Anglers can launch if they feel comfortable due to pending weather at this time.

6:30 AM- First Cast

3:00 PM – Fishing Ends

3:30 PM – Submission Deadline

6:30 PM- Mandatory Meeting to go over the day, prepare for day 2 and distribute ID code.

Anglers will need to set clocks forward one hour on Saturday night for the time change.

Thanks for understanding and working with us through these challenging conditions.

Thanks,
Hobie Cat Company II LLC,
Tournament Director
bos@hobie.com

 

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Message regarding Tournament : Round 3 – Hobie BOS College Tour MARINEMAT Logan Martin Lake – 2024
Director : Hobie College BOS
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Welcome BOS and College Tour anglers to Round 3- The Marine- Mat Logan Martin Lake Event!

Below is what you Need To Know coming into the event and to prepare your for our meeting details.  If you missed the Practice email, you can find it at the link below in the event page.

*All times for this event will be Central Standard Time.

Tournament Director.  AJ McWhorter is your direct contact for any tournament related questions or needs.  The best way to reach him during tournament days is through cell phone 859-351-3617 or messenger. He should be your first contact for any questions or concerns.

While in the community, we ask that you support the local restaurants, tackle stores, convenience stores, and lodging opportunities.  Make sure to tell them you are here with the Hobie Bass Open Series Kayak event!

Event Headquarters – Lincolns’ Landing Tournament Fishing Park: 740 Travis Dr. Lincoln, AL 35096

Weather: There is a serious system moving into the area that will bring heavy rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms.  This is expected into the area around 3-4 pm Friday.  There is a flood watch for the area. Water and tributaries may be affected and potentially dangerous on Saturday morning as it rains heavy throughout the night.   As we evaluate weather, we may delay Saturday morning’s launch for safety.  This will be announced at the meeting. 

If we are unable to have the meeting at the specified time and location due to weather and safety, we will communicate that ASAP. 

– By registering, you have already agreed to our terms and liability.  You have also acknowledged you read and will abide by all the rules.  We do not need a physical copy of this form unless you are a youth entry.

– We are a METAL and KARBONATE Ketch Board series only. We wont have any boards available for sale at events this year. These are also available at our local supporting dealerships if you need one.

– Hobie Fishing TourneyTags. These are available for purchase to hold your identifier. Cash only.   These are a convenience item and not mandatory to hold your ID. limited quantities.

– Hobie BOS Hats ($20) and T-shirts ($10) will be available. Cash only.  Limited quantities.

– Update TourneyX now. If you are not sure if you have the most up-to-date TourneyX app, please delete the current version and download the new version.  Having the most updated version could be the difference in your system working right this weekend. Log in and be prepared BEFORE tournament day, not just when you are ready to submit fish.

– Practice ends at 4pm on Friday.  This means back at the launch by 4pm. Done scouting, graphing and fishing. OFF the water.  You can NO Longer Solicit Info from anyone after practice period is over.  You are still allowed to communicate about fishing to competitors or non-competitors.

Friday Agenda  –  The mandatory Angler Briefing will start at 530pm CST at the HQ. We will be passing out event ID’s and checking boards starting around 5pm. If you can’t make the early check-in we will finish this process after the meeting. All boards must get checked and stickered to be legal.  We will be passing out Day 1 and Day 2 IDs at this meeting. This is under a pavilion and outside, so please be prepared.

– We will not go over the rules word for word, we will discuss details and expectations as well as a few rules at this meeting.  It is your responsibility to know all published rules and event details as well as everything covered in the meeting.

– College Anglers will have the same meeting with the BOS anglers.

– We ask that you have your boards cleaned and dried for this check.  Please remove all stickers from the bump, including 2023 BOS Sticker.  If you already have a BOS 2024 sticker

–  As needed, You can bring a board to be checked for another angler that can’t attend and pick up their ID, but that will be your responsibility.

 Saturday night we will NOT have an in-person check-in. Make sure to set your clocks forward Saturday night. 

Anglers are required to launch and land at the launches that are listed below.  If an angler finds any of these launches are not public they are to report that to the TD Immediately. There will be no more additions to the list after Thursday night, only removal of ramps that are no longer public or available for the weekend. 

There have been a few additions to this map this week-

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1qX2k4lstl7IIcDBJHEPUDyG1z10SCms&usp=sharing

– Some of the public launches have published/ official times that do not coincide with the event times. At no time or location can an angler launch before the Public opening of the facility, even if they are camping or staying there. The facility must be open and available to all to be usable.

– Please let me know know if you need anything and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the meeting!

Thanks,
Hobie College BOS,
Tournament Director
bos@hobie.com
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Its the 3rd season of the Hobie BOS College Tour!  Let’s go!

Round 3 of the Hobie BOS College Tour will visit one of the most versatile fisheries in Alabama; Lake Logan Martin! This Coosa River chain lake is known for its unique fishing offerings and native black bass species, the Coosa Spot.   Not to be outdone, the Largemouth have been known to be major players on this fishery as well.  Mixing ample cover, docks, current and a time of year where fish move shallow, this one is bound to be a shootout and should be a fun and refreshing visit back to Alabama at this new to our series, lake and community!

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Message regarding Tournament : Round 3 – Hobie BOS College Tour MARINEMAT Logan Martin Lake – 2024
Director : Hobie College BOS
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Welcome anglers to our 3rd season and the official practice period of the Hobie BOS College Tour Powered by Lowrance; Marine- Mat Logan Martin Lake event.  We are excited to have you here with us for our 1st visit to Logan Martin and the 3rd Round of this season.

Please make sure you have the most updated version of TourneyX.  Please make sure you are shown as active in this tournament on your TourneyX app.

Practice period details:

All times are CST

March 2nd – Anglers are allowed to begin fishing the tournament waters.

March 6th– The late registration period ends.  If you have any friends that still want to enter, please let them know they can still do so until this time for an increased fee.

March 7th- Anglers will receive the need to know email that goes over all the details for Friday and the weekend. Please read this email!

March 9th– Final day or practice. Off the water by 4pm.  Once the practice period is over anglers are no longer allowed to solicit info from anyone outside of the event.

During Practice anglers must follow all Published practice rules, including the following:

–        Must be in a tournament legal vessel, and are allowed to utilize a motor during this period as long as craft is equipped for motor usage.

–        Must have a valid Fishing License for the waters you are fishing in.

–        Cannot solicit, utilize, pay for or receive information that comes directly or indirectly from a guide.

–        Anglers are allowed to gather information from tackle shops, fellow anglers, and ‘dock talk’, etc.

Launches and boundaries-

Anglers are allowed to launch outside of these published ramps for Practice Only.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1qX2k4lstl7IIcDBJHEPUDyG1z10SCms&usp=sharing

Anglers need to utilize this link for the Official published ramps list. This link is live and may have changes throughout the week.  Please check this link often and communicate any issues to BOS staff.   If you are attempting to utilize a ramp and it is closed, not public, hazardous, etc… please contact BOS staff immediately @ BOS@Hobie.com.  Please include the ramp name, pin drop, details of the situation, and your concerns.  We will address as quickly as we can.  You can submit ramps to be evaluated to this list until 9pm on March 7th.

Not all ramps are free and not all ramps have hours that coincide with event hours. This is the angler’s responsibility to know and follow facility rules.

Due to changing conditions, launches on this list are subject to change through the end of the tournament and any changes will be published/ announced.

Lodging

We hope all of our anglers have already secured lodging, but if you haven’t, we encourage you to check out the options in Lincoln AL.  This is the community that has invested in us and we would greatly appreciate our anglers supporting them back!

We greatly appreciate any and all support for the community and its businesses that support us. Let them know you are here for the Hobie Bass Open Series!

Hobie Parts/ Needs-

We encourage anglers to check, maintain and prepare their equipment prior to arriving.  There are many dealers on the way that you can check with.  If you are on-site and need anything, contact Dugout Bait and Tackle or Bucks Island and they should be able to take care of you with any products you may need for a wide range of brands/ products.

Our event Hobie parts will arrive later on Thursday.  We are limited on what we will have. In addition, Hobie staff will no longer be able to offer any repairs tournament week, only supplies to help get you back on the water. Hobie has a great support page with directions and video instructions of almost all repairs.  We encourage checking and fixing gear prior to arriving at the event.

Payments:

15% of the field will get paid this year. We will announce the pay table once the field is set completely.   Hobie BOS will pay shortly after ALL anglers submit their payment forms at the conclusion of the event.

Proper/ Legal Lighting: 

We expect all anglers to be legally lighted on their kayak if they plan to take advantage of our early launch times.  If you are going to be on the water during low light conditions you must have a 360 style light. This applies to all kayaks.

If you are going to be using a motor and be under power during low light- you must have navigation lights.

Media:

We highly encourage sharing your travel and fishing experiences this week.  Please share on your personal page! You can also submit to the BOS page for approval, and/or send pictures directly to our staff at BOS@Hobie.com.  Please include any or all of the following hashtags in your post! #HobieBOS #Hobiefishing #HobieBassOpenSeries

–        If you use any products from our great sponsors’, please share and tag them as well:

#Hobie #Lowrance #Newportvessels #BerleyPro #FPVPower #MarineMat #Engelcoolers #StCroixRods #Hobieeyewear  #Yakgear #THMarine #Railblaza #Tasline

Final Notes-

Metal or Karbonate Ketch boards are mandatory for this event.  We won’t have any available at the meeting, it is the anglers’ sole responsibility to have all the required equipment for this event.

All information is published at the TourneyX event page and the www.hobiebos.com event page. As things update, those will be too.

The refund period is over, if for whatever reason you can’t come, please communicate with the event staff so they are aware.

The TD is AJ McWhorter and can be reached if needed at 859-351-3617.  He will not be on-site until Thursday.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Mandatory Check-in on Friday night!  Safe Travels, be safe on and off the water, meet someone new and have fun this week!

Thanks,
Hobie College BOS,
Tournament Director
bos@hobie.com

 

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Tournament Director: AJ McWhorter

Motor Status: Allowed for Practice and Competition

Event Headquarters– Lincolns’ Landing Tournament Fishing Park: 740 Travis Dr. Lincoln, AL 35096

In order to support the host communities that support us, we encourage our anglers to stay, eat and shop within this community.  Make sure to tell everyone you are there for the Hobie Bass Open Kayak Tournament.  Lincoln has ample lodging opportunities.

Additional lake area info: https://lincolnalabama.com/for-visitors/

For 2024 College Anglers will be competing in 4 event that will coincide with the Hobie BOS events.  In these 4 events anglers will be fishing for points for their school and the coveted School of the Year title. Anglers are eligible to fish in the BOS event also and all rules of that series apply to the college series.

1st place- 10 points

2nd place- 9 points

3rd place- 8 points

4th place- 7 points

5th place- 6 points

6th place- 5 points

7th place- 4 points

8th place- 3 points

9th place- 2 points

10th place- 1 point

Big Bass of the Event- .5 point

Any questions or cancellation must be sent to: BOS@Hobie.com.

Official Schedule- All Time CST

1/19/24 –  Registration Opens

2/26/24 – Off-Limits period begins.

3/1/24 – 10pm- Official registration ends.

– Withdraw window closes.

3/2/24 – Official Practice Period Begins

– Late Registration Period opens for $325.

– Practice details email is sent out.

3/6/24 – 10pm – Late Registration Period ends

– Need to Know Email is sent out.

3/8/24 – 4pm -Practice Period ends.

– 5:30pm – Early Board Check Begins.

– 6pm – Mandatory Tournament Briefing begins.

– 6:30 pm -Board Check and ID Distribution begins.

3/9/24 – Day 1 of Competition

– 5:00am – Go Time!

– 5:30am – First Cast

– 2:00pm -Lines Out of the Water/ Picture Deadline

– 2:30pm – Submission Deadline

– 6:00 pm- Live feed ID distribution, Day 1 recap including college tour, Day 2 Prep. Watching is Mandatory.

Daylight Savings Time: Move clocks forward an hour.

3/10/24 – Day 2 of BOS Competition

– 5:00pm – Event Awards at Headquarters

Refund Policy: Anglers seeking a refund for any reason must email bos@hobie.com to formally request.  Refunds will be honored at 70% of initial buy-in until the Friday before the practice period begins. There will be no refunds or removal from the official tournament roster after the withdraw window closes.  Anglers should allow up to 30 days to receive refund.

Event Boundaries:

Anglers are allowed to fish any legal and connected body of water or portion of Lake Logan Martin as long as they launch and land from the published launches and follow all BOS Rules in accessing water.  No portaging or wading.

Published Launches:

Anglers must use launches from the following list for competition days.  This list is subject to updates. Participants are expected to contribute to this list both in additions or removal of launches as needed, by communicating with the TD. No additions will be made after 3/7/24.

Official launch maphttps://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1qX2k4lstl7IIcDBJHEPUDyG1z10SCms&usp=sharing

The Hobie BOS is a Ketch Board only series.  We allow metal and Karbonate boards.  Boards must be checked and stickered before each event to be legal. There will be no boards available for sale at the event. Please clean your boards before getting them checked and the event.

Get your Alabama Fishing License here: https://www.outdooralabama.com/freshwater-fishing-lic/fw-fish–nr

Results

SchoolAnglerStateTOTALPoints
CNUEwing MinorVA8410
CUAndrew WilsonKY839
CNUWilliam HurleyTN748
CULogan WilsonKY677
CUMason CheekKY576
CNUEvan PolleyIN36.55.5
CNUGabe FishlockOH304
Overall StandingsSchoolPoints
CNU27.5
CU22
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