September 18, 2021
Counce, TN

Lake Pickwick

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Event Details


Lake Pickwick – Counce, TN


September 18, 2021
September 19, 2021

Event Info

Hello Hobie BOS Angler!

Welcome to Lake Pickwick out of Counce TN for the final stop on the 2021 BOS schedule.  Our first visit to this TN River fishery will present some amazing Largemouth and Smallmouth opportunities for our field.

Angler safety is of the utmost importance to us. Because of this we will maintain our covid protocols through this event to ensure our participants and staff members are as safe as possible. We will not host any official in-person gathering outside of our awards Sunday and we will not be able to feed our anglers like we had hoped.

Additionally, please be aware of weather and wind conditions through this weekend as well as water levels.  Things happen quick on this system, and we want our anglers to be aware of these things at all times for their safety.

Below is what you Need To Know coming into the event.

– Registration is closed and as of now we have 84 Anglers (unofficially) from all over the country!  Your support of this series is amazing, and I appreciate all of your dedication and desire to fish with us!

– Practice ends at 4pm on Friday.  This means back at the launch by 4. Done scouting, graphing and fishing. Off the water.

– The drive thru check-in will be at the Pickwick Lading State Park: 116 State Park Rd Counce TN 38326, officially starting at 5 and runs until 7pm CST.  Arriving early will not help you get checked-in early. We ask that anglers don’t get out of their vehicles during this process.  We will begin lining vehicles up around 430 as they arrive but will not begin before 5.

– We will be checking anglers in, verifying their METAL ketch board, distributing Day 1 and Day 2 IDs and award our random draw winners some great prizes from our Sponsors during the Drive-thru check-in process.

-We will have BOS hats and T- shirts available while supplies last at $20 apiece.  I will have a couple custom Ketch X boards for sale as well. I do not have Tourney Tags with me this time. Sales will be cash only.

– We ask that you have your boards cleaned and dried for this check.  If you were a participant at another event this season, you DON’T need to take off your current Bump sticker, but any stickers from last year or before should be removed before you get checked.

– You can bring a board to be checked for another angler and pick up their ID, but that will be your responsibility.

– After we wrap up the drive thru, we will host a live meeting on the Facebook page around 730.  During this meeting we will go over all details for the event and weekend.  All info in this meeting is your responsibility.  We will not go over the series rules word for word in this meeting, they can be found on our website and the event page.

– Saturday night we won’t have an in-person check- in.  We will have a live Facebook meeting to go over all details from day 1, announce the Day 2 ID code, and finalize details for Sunday

-This is a reminder that anglers are responsible for verifying their launch/ access is within boundaries, legal, and public. Utilize sources such as Farwide, The Outdoor Access App and other publicly available resources.

-If anyone has equipment issues while here, please let us know and we can do our best to assist and get you back on the water as soon as possible.

Thank you all again for your support, we couldn’t do this without you.  There are going to be some hard earned and valuable Farwide AOY points from this event, as well as 3 automatic qualifiers for the Tournament of Champions on Lake Eufaula this November, with a guaranteed payout of $75,000!  We are all excited to see who ends this weekend on top!



Hobie BOS,

Tournament Director



The final stop of the 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole, takes us to the Tennessee River on Lake Pickwick. Counce, TN will be our gracious host and where we suggest everyone tries to stay. This fishery is known for great ledge fishing, spectacular back waters, ample vegetation and quality Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.  This time of year can sometimes present challenging conditions as fish spread out, but with so much at stake we know our anglers will reap the rewards of this TN River fishery.

Anglers will be competing for a cash payout of 10% of the field, and the top 3 non- qualified anglers will earn their spot in our Tournament of Champions this November on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL.  Many random giveaway prizes will be awarded as well.

Event Headquarters: Pickwick Landing State Park 116 State Park Rd. Counce TN 38326

We encourage all of our anglers to stay with us in our host community of Counce TN. Camping and lodging at Pickwick Landing is our top suggestion.

Lodging and camping information from our host can be found at:



August 28th – Anglers are no longer allowed to hire OR communicate with guides on this fishery or about this fishery.

September 13th  – Official Practice period begins.  Anglers must begin using a tournament approved vessel.  Motors on kayaks are allowed for practice only.

September 15th – Registration Ends at 11:59pm CST.  All times will be CST.

September 17th  –

4 pm Practice ends

5-7 pm Anglers will bring their metal Ketch Boards to a drive thru check-in at the State Park facility.

730 pm-  Angler meeting will be broadcast live on Hobie BOS Facebook group page.

September 18th –

5:45 am- First Launch

6:15 am- First Cast

3 pm- Fishing Ends

4 pm- Submission Deadline

730 pm- Facebook Live meeting and Day 2 ID code announcement.

September 19th –

5:45 am- First Launch

6:15 am- First Cast

3 pm- Fishing Ends

4 pm- Submission Deadline

5 pm- Facebook Live awards with Top 10% @ Pickwick Landing State Park

Event Boundaries:

Anglers can launch at any public access or ramp between Wilson Dam and Pickwick Dam.  Locking through dams will not be allowed. To be a legal area, water must be accessible from the main lake/ river, anglers can’t portage shoals or lay downs or launch above unnavigable barriers.

Yellow Creek- US 25 Bridge will be a physical boundary that anglers are not allowed to launch or fish beyond.

Bear Creek- Buddy Durham Road Bridge will be considered the physical boundary. Anglers may not launch or fish beyond that bridge.

Cypress Creek- US 20 or Coffee Rd access will be considered the Launch Boundary.  Anglers can fish beyond the ramp but may not launch or take out beyond that access.

Please exercise extreme caution fishing around dams and high flow areas.

Angler must have a legal Fishing License.  The Reciprocal agreement applies to anyone with a valid Sport Fishing License from Tennessee, Alabama or Mississippi. Resident anglers of the three states may fish without purchasing a nonresident license anywhere within the boundaries covered by the agreement. The reciprocal area includes all impounded water from Pickwick Dam upstream to Tennessee River Mile 224.8 at the mouth of Bear Creek but does not include Bear Creek and does not include that portion of Yellow Creek above the Hwy. 25 Bridge. Sport fishing license holders shall abide by the regulations of the state in whose waters they are fishing.


Metal Ketch Boards Only

Please register early so we can communicate with you on any updates and changes for the event as we get closer.

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