April 6, 2024
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College R4 – Campbell University – Andrew Wilson TAKES the WIN – NEWPORT MOTORS Lake Norman Mooresville NC

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April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

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Hobie Bass Open

Friday April 4, 2024

Message regarding Tournament : Round 4 – Hobie BOS College Tour NEWPORT MOTORS Lake Norman – 2024
Director : Hobie College BOS
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Welcome BOS and College Tour anglers to Round 4- The Newport Motors- Lake Norman 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 Eastern 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.  There are lots of great places to eat here, so make sure to enjoy yourself!  Tell them you are here with the Hobie Bass Open Series Kayak event!

Event Headquarters– The Brawley School Gym: 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville NC 28117

Weather: As you all know, the lake is large and the wind forecasts are strong through practice and the event.  Please be wind and weather aware as you navigate the lake.  We also expect cooler mornings as a front pushes, take care of yourself and your fellow anglers on the water so we can have a fun and safe event!

– 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  –  We will open up check-in at 5:00pm at the event HQ.  We will pass out Day 1 and Day 2 IDs, and check anglers boards.  We will end this process a little before 6 and start the brief meeting.  We encourage folks to stay and enjoy the time with fellow anglers and brand representatives.

– 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 or College Awards.  We will have College Awards on Sunday for those that stick around. 

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 9pm 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 as of today-

– Adjusted pin for Mountain Creek Park-  It is not a ramp, it is a drag in. gate opens at 8am. 

– Added Mountain Creek Marina- $5 launch.

– Added Inland Sea Marina- $5 launch. 


– 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.

-Don’t forget, our co- host Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing is having an event at the same time as us, and they have a potential payout of $2000 for first place in a single day event. No membership required, simply pay the entry and fish with BOS rules.  The director Vinney Ferreri will be at Friday night check-in if you have any questions.

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

Hobie College BOS,
Tournament Director


Message regarding Tournament : Round 4 NEWPORT MOTORS Hobie BOS Lake Norman 2024
Director : Hobie Cat Company II LLC
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Welcome anglers to our 6th season and the official practice period of the Hobie BOS Powered by Lowrance; Newport Motors Lake Norman Event.  We are excited to have you here with us for our 2nd visit to Mooresville, NC and the 4th 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 EST

March 30th – Anglers are allowed to begin fishing the tournament waters.

April 4th – 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.  We would love to see this event go over 100 anglers so we can qualify 3 for the TOC!

April 4th- Anglers will receive the need to know email that goes over all the details for Friday and the weekend. Please read this email!

April 5th– 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 participants.

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.  Motors are not allowed to be used on tournament days.

–        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.


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 April 4th.

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.


We hope all of our anglers have already secured lodging, but if you haven’t, we encourage you to check out the options in Mooresville, NC.  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 Great Outdoor Provision Co.   They are local and should be able to take care of many parts/ needs from a wide range of brands.

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.


15% of the field will get paid this year. We will announce the pay table once the field is set completely.  Traditionally payscale is announced to the anglers in their email Saturday night.    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.

Norman is big water with big boats, please exercise all safety precautions during practice.


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 #VisitLakeNorman #VisitMooresville

-#Newportvessels, #Lowrance, #engelcoolers, #berleypro, #yakgear, #railblaza, #tasline, #hobieeyewear, #stcroixrods, #marinemat, #fpvbatteries, #hobiewayoflife

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!

Hobie Cat Company II LLC,
Tournament Director

The 3rd season of the Hobie BOS College Tour is here!  LET’S GO!!!!

Round 4 of the Hobie BOS will take us back to North Carolina and the largest fishery in the state.  This community and fishery hosted us in 2020, and our anglers enjoyed lots of fish, some big largemouth mixed in with the spots and great hospitality all around Mooresville.  This vast fishery will provide our anglers chances at great fishing using a wide range of techniques.  We anticipate this could be one of the hottest bites of the entire season!  Don’t miss out.

Tournament Director: AJ McWhorter

Motor Status: Allowed for Practice, NOT for Competition

Event Headquarters– This location will be in Mooresville, NC and announced at a later date.

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. Mooresville has something for everyone, so please stay with us there!

Additional lake area info: https://visitmooresville.com/

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 EST

1/19/24 –  Registration Opens

3/25/24 – Off-Limits period begins.

3/29/24 – 11pm- Official registration ends.

– Withdraw window closes.

3/30/24 – Official Practice Period Begins

– Late Registration Period opens for $325.

– Practice details email is sent out.

4/3/24 – 11pm – Late Registration Period ends

– Need to Know Email is sent out.

4/5/24 – 4pm -Practice Period ends.

– 5:30pm – Early Board Check Begins.

– 6pm – Mandatory Tournament Briefing begins.

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

4/6/24 – Day 1 of Competition

– 6:00am – Go Time!

– 6:30am – First Cast

– 3:00pm -Lines Out of the Water/ Picture Deadline

– 3:30pm – Submission Deadline

– 7:00 pm- Live feed ID distribution, Day 1 recap including College Tour, Day 2 Prep. Watching is Mandatory.

4/7/24 – 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 Norman 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 4/4/24.

Official launch map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=11BRoD-Uw3wHpqTpU6_S74jUzZ3rxvIQ&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 North Carolina Fishing License Here: https://gooutdoorsnorthcarolina.com/


RankAnglerSchoolStateTotal InchesPoints
1Andrew WilsonCampbell UniversityKY82.510
2Jaxton OrrCarson-Newman UniversityIN79.259.5
3Mason CheekCampbell UniversityKY77.58
4Logan WilsonCampbell UniversityKY767
5Joey MooreAbraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeGA70.56
6Gabe FishlockCarson-Newman UniversityOH29.255
7William HurleyCarson-Newman UniversityTN18.254
8Sara SmithAbraham Baldwin Agricultural CollegeGA15.253
9Evan PolleyCampbell UniversityIN13.752
Event TotalCampbell University25
Carson-Newman University20.5
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College9
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