March 11, 2023
Louisiana

FPV-POWER – Lake Caddo and Bistineau Lakes

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Event Details

Location

Shreveport- Bossier City

Dates

From:
March 11, 2023
To:
March 12, 2023

Event Info

Hobie BOS 2023 Season 5

The FPV-POWER – LAKE CADDO AND BISTINEAU event located in Shreveport- Bossier City Louisiana and supported by our friends at Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission is ready to rock!

Round 2 of the Hobie Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole takes us to Shreveport and Bossier City, LA!  Anglers will have the option to fish 2 of Louisiana’s best bass fisheries during this 2-day Catch- Photo- Release style Kayak Bass Tournament.   Anglers will be able to choose and share their time between the home of the 2022 TOC, Lake Caddo and its counterpart east of Shreveport, Lake Bistineau. These lakes share similar characteristics in they have a tremendous vegetation, countless Cypress trees and opportunities at giant bass and huge limits!  You never want to miss a trip to Louisiana for fishing, and this event will not be any different!

Event Headquarters: Louisiana Downs: 8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

In order to support the host communities that support us, we encourage our anglers to stay, eat, and shop within Shreveport and Bossier City!  These communities are right in the middle of these 2 great lakes.  Save time on the road by staying close to HQ and directly between these 2 lakes. Make sure to tell everyone you are there for the Hobie Bass Open Kayak tournament!

https://www.shreveport-bossier.org/

Up to a maximum capacity of 225 anglers will be competing for a cash payout to 15% of the field and the top 3 non-qualified anglers will earn their spot in the 2023 Tournament of Champions (TOC).

The TOC is a 3-day, 60 angler Championship that saw a $100,000 payout in 2022!

If Maximum capacity is reached, anglers can use the waitlist feature on TourneyX  to get inline if any spots become available.

All BOS questions can be sent to:

BOS@Hobie.com

Tournament Director- AJ Mcwhorter

Event Janitor – Steve Fields

Official Schedule- All times are CST.

February 2nd -11am (12 EST) Registration Opens

February 18th- Off- limits begins- Anglers are no longer allowed on the water in any capacity. Hiring, communicating, or receiving information from guides is no longer allowed through the end of the event.

Feb 24th- Refund Process ends at 5pm CST.  This is the last opportunity to request a partial refund (70%).  No refunds will be processed after this date.

March 3rd- Registration/ waitlist window closes at 5pm CST if not already capped at 225.  Anglers will receive a practice email from BOS Officials to their Tourney-X registered email.

March 4th- Official practice window begins.  Anglers are now allowed to access the waters but must be in a kayak and follow all practice rules. Motors are allowed for practice only.  Receiving and gathering info is allowed as long as the info isn’t paid or bartered for, and the source is not a guide.

March 10th- 

4pm– Practice Window Ends/ Off the water

5-7pm– Mandatory board check and ID Distribution at event HQ.  Anglers are expected to be there and in-line no later than 6:45. There will be no early check-in available.

7pm- Sponsor Prize Distribution

730pm or earlier- Mandatory event details meeting.

– If anglers can’t attend the Friday night events, they are still responsible for coordinating with the director, getting their Ketch board checked, receiving event IDs and being aware of everything covered during the meeting.

March 11th-

6:00 am– Pedal/ Paddle off

6:30 am– Fishing begins

2:30 pm– Fishing ends

3:30 pm– Submission deadline

7:00 pm– Facebook Live meeting and Day 2 ID code Announcement

March 12th– Daylight Savings (Shift clocks 1 hour forward)

7:00 am- Pedal/ Paddle off

7:30 am- Fishing begins

3:30 pm– Fishing ends

4:30 pm- Submission deadline

6:00 pm– Live Awards at HQ.  Anglers are welcome.

7:00 pm– Check-out deadline to receive AOY Points.

Event Boundaries:

Anglers are allowed to fish any legal and connected body of water or portion of Lake Caddo and Lake Bistineau as long as they launch and land from the published launches and follow all BOS rules in accessing water.  Anglers are not allowed to wade or portage in this event.

Published launches:

Official List/ Map will be published soon!  Anglers must use launches from the Official list to launch and land on competition days. Anglers must follow the rules of the facility they use. Some ramps and locations have published hours that are not reflective of event hours. This list is subject to updates at any time and will be announced to the field. Participants are expected to help this list stay up-to- date through communication with the TD as they learn additional details through local knowledge, map study and time during pre-fishing.

The Hobie BOS requires a Metal Ketch Board for competition.  Anglers are expected to have and provide their own board.

Anglers must have a valid fishing License before they get on tournament waters.

https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/recreational-fishing-licenses-and-permits

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