August 10, 2024
Pedal, Paddle, Electric Motor

R7 – ST.CROIX RODS Saginaw River and Bay – Bay City MI

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Bay City


August 10, 2024
August 11, 2024

Event Info

St.Croix Rods

The 6th season of the Hobie Bass Open Series in on!  Lets GO!!!

Round 7 of the Hobie BOS will takes us to Michigan and the Saginaw Bay and River!  Anglers will find great hospitality and water opportunities in Bay City.  During the heat of the summer, getting to and fishing in Michigan is about as good as it gets.  Our anglers will be fishing waters that are feeding Lake Huron and will have the opportunity at a healthy population of largemouth and Smallmouth, not to mention all the northern bi-species that come along with the territory.  Our first visits to this fishery should come at a great time and you won’t want to miss it!

Tournament Director: AJ McWhorter

Motor Status: Allowed for Practice and for Competition

Event Headquarters– W.H. Ales Brewpub 804 E. Midland St. Bay City, MI 48706

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. Bay City, MI has something for everyone, so please stay with us there!

Additional lake area info:

Up to a maximum capacity of 225 anglers will be competing for a cash payout to 15% of the field. There will also be Tournament of Champions qualifier spots earned on a sliding scale of attending anglers.

– Below 99 – 2 spots earned

– 100-149 – 3 spots earned

– 150-199- 4 spots earned

– 200+ – 5 spots earned

The Tournament of Champions is the premier championship in competitive Kayak Fishing. An exclusive field of 65 anglers will be competing for 3 days on the Santee Cooper Lakes in Clarendon Co, SC. in Nov 2024.  The prize pot is built throughout the year and paid out over $80,000 in 2023.

If maximum capacity is reached anglers can use the waitlist feature on TourneyX to secure a place in line for available spots.

Any questions or cancellation must be sent to:

Official Schedule- All Time EST

4/10/24 –  Registration Opens

7/29/24 – Off-Limits period begins.

8/2/24 – 11pm- Official registration ends.

– Withdraw window closes.

8/3/24 – Official Practice Period Begins

– Late Registration Period opens for $325.

– Practice details email is sent out.

8/7/24 – 11pm – Late Registration Period ends

– Need to Know Email is sent out.

8/9/24 – 4pm -Practice Period ends.

– 5:30pm – Early Board Check Begins.

– 6pm – Mandatory Tournament Briefing begins.

8/10/24 – Day 1 of Competition

– 5:30am – Go Time!

– 6:00am – First Cast

– 2:30pm -Lines Out of the Water/ Picture Deadline

– 3:00pm – Submission Deadline

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

4/7/24 – Day 2 of Competition

– 5:30am – Go Time!

– 6:00am – First Cast

– 2:30pm – Lines Out of Water/ Picture Deadline

– 3:00pm – Submission Deadline

– 4:00pm – Event Awards at Headquarters

Refund Policy: Anglers seeking a refund for any reason must email 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 Saginaw River and Bay 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 8/4/24 at 7pm.

Official launch map:

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.

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