April 1, 2023
South Carolina
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ENGEL COOLERS – ROUND 3 – SANTEE COOPER LAKES

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Clarendon County

Dates

From:
April 1, 2023
To:
April 2, 2023

Event Info

Hobie BOS - Engel Coolers

Hobie BOS Destination Clarendon

 

HBOS & River Runner Hobie Bass Open Series - Santee Cooper

 

 

 

Hobie Bass Open Series - Santee Cooper

April 2, 2023

The Hobie BOS – Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole Total Boat Control; Engel Coolers Santee Cooper Lakes event has come to an exciting finish despite anglers only getting to fish 1 of the 2 days due to weather constraints!
With a 5 fish limit all over 20″ and a total of 103.25, Chad Walden takes home the big Ketch Products trophy and $8,900 for besting 186 other anglers!
Earning 2nd place in back-to-back years with 102″ was Rus Snyders! His efforts were worth $4380! 3rd place was also over 100″ and goes to Vinny Ferreri. His 101″ earned him $2765!
All 3 anglers have qualified for the Hobie BOS Tournament of Champions this November on Lake Chickamauga out of Dayton, Tn!
Darrin Schwenkbeck bested so many other LARGE Bass with his 24.5″ giant! That YakGear Big Bass was worth $500!

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1st, 2023

Message regarding Tournament: HOBIE & ENGEL COOLERS – ROUND 3 – SANTEE COOPER LAKES SC
Director: Hobie Cat Company II LLC
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

We have just concluded the Official Tournament Meeting on the Hobie BOS Group Page.  It is everyone’s responsibility to know what was covered in that Live meeting.

– 13T must be written on an ID card, Paper, etc. for your fish pictures to count. I have to see 13T for your fish to count.

–  All event details and rules are published for you to review and apply during tomorrow’s competition.   You can see that on the Hobiebos event page as well as the TourneyX page.

– We will be keeping the leaderboard live until 230pm.  If you are sandbagging for any reason, please start to submit then.

– Submit EARLY and OFTEN, so we can give you feedback about your catches to make sure there are not applying the same issues throughout the day.  Don’t learn all of your pictures are DQ at the end of the day, if you don’t have to.

– All anglers are invited back to the event HQ around 5 for the awards for both QCKBF and Hobie BOS.  We will message the top 15 anglers at the end of the day and after all fish have been judged to give them an opportunity on the stage.  Stop and get you a bite to eat at one of the local establishments and bring it in!

– Hobie will require a tax form and ACH payment form from all paid anglers to process payments for any angler.  Steve will send out those forms to all anglers that are not able to fill it out in person.  We need all anglers to prioritize this process to expedite things on our end to get everyone paid.  ACH payments are mandatory, we will not be sending checks.  This process can take around 2 weeks.

– You are fishing for 3 guaranteed spots to the Tournament of Champions on Lake Chickamauga Nov 8-10 in Dayton, TN and the following Pay schedule:

 

1 8,900
2 4,380
3 2765
4 2000
5 1850
6 1625
7 1425
8 1325
9 1225
10 1075
11 1000
12 925
13 875
14 825
15 775
16 750
17 725
18 700
19 675
20 650
21 625
22 600
23 575
24 550
25 525
26 500
27 475
28 450

YakGear Big Bass $500

Be safe, Be respectful of other anglers, and have fun!

Thanks,
Hobie Cat Company II LLC,

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March 31, 2023, 9:50 PM EST

Message regarding Tournament : HOBIE & ENGEL COOLERS – ROUND 3 – SANTEE COOPER LAKES SC
Director : Hobie Cat Company II LLC
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Incase anyone missed out on the announcement tonight, Day 1 (Saturday) has been cancelled due to the weather forecast and us having to prioritize angler safety and overall experience.  While we don’t make this decision lightly, we hope that everyone understands why.  In addition, we truly hope that the weather is not as bad as they are predicting.

All eligible and connected bodies of water will be considered Off- Limits until first launch on Sunday.  Practice for this event is over.  Anyone caught on the water will be Disqualified. 

There is no longer solicitation of info allowed.

Anglers are still allowed to talk fishing and things with their friends until we get into event hours on Sunday.

We are planning to fish Sunday, and this will be a 1 day, 5 fish event with over $39,000 available in winnings and an $8,900 1st place prize.  We will announce all event details via a Facebook Live meeting that will be broadcast at 730 PM EST.  During this meeting we will go over all the details you need to know for the event and announce the 3-digit code that must be on your ID for any of Sunday’s fish to count.

All rules and updated event details are published in both TourneyX and at Hobiebos.com

Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing how this change will playout on Sunday.

Thanks,
Hobie Cat Company II LLC,
Tournament Director
bos@hobie.com
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March 31, 2023, IMPORTANT UPDATE

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March 29, 2023

Welcome to Clarendon County and the Santee Cooper Lakes for the Engel Coolers Round 3 of the Hobie BOS Anchored by Power-Pole.

If you are receiving this email unexpectedly, please contact BOS@hobie.com immediately.

This is a combined event with Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing.  If you wish to ‘Double Dip’ in their single day event, check out their rules and details here:  https://tourneyx.com/leaderboard/standings/2023-queen-city-main-event-3-santee-cooper-presented-by-tourney-x

Still plenty of time to register for their 4- fish, single day event.

Weather: Hobie staff and local authorities are monitoring the Saturday forecast heavily.  Saturday looks to be very challenging on these large and shallow lakes.  Per our rules, we reserve the right to adjust fishing schedules as needed with safety being our top priority.  If we are to make any changes for the event, we will announce it as soon as possible.

Below is what you Need To Know coming into the event based on all things operating normally.

*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 Messenger, or cell phone 859-351-3617. He should be your first contact for any questions or issues.

Event Manager- Steve Fields will be handling all media on and off the water.

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: Manning Junior High School Gymnasium located at 1101 WL Hamilton Rd, Manning, SC 29102

– 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 Ketch Board series only. We don’t expect to have more than a couple Ketch Boards available for sale.  These are also available at our local supporting dealerships if you need one.

– BOS Swag- There will be some BOS T-shirts and Buffs available for purchase. $20/ $10 a piece and cash only.

– Hobie Fishing TourneyTags. These are available for purchase to hold your identifier.  $8 cash only. These are a convenience item and not mandatory to hold your ID. 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 is over.  You are still allowed to communicate about fishing until First Launch on Saturday.

Friday Agenda The Mandatory check-in process will begin at 5pm and not earlier at the HQ. We ask that everyone is in attendance for this process by 6:15pm. 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.  Anglers are responsible for all meeting information, but do not have to stay.  Meeting will be live broadcast, but there are chances of tech difficulties and other scenarios.

– We ask that you have your boards cleaned and dried for this check.  Please remove all stickers from the bump, including 2022 BOS Sticker. 

– 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.

– After we wrap up the check-in process and anglers have finished gathering, we will have our sponsor prize giveaway before we start our event meeting around 630pm. 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.  This meeting will also be live on the Facebook group page if you aren’t able to stay in person after checking in.

 Saturday night we will NOT 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. Queen City will be hosting their awards at the Event HQ on Saturday.

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. 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=17pcX5zqMh_WD5pw5ocTg-28BD5sZhwk&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.

– If anyone has equipment issues, please let us know and we can do our best to assist and get you back on the water as soon as possible.  While we do have some parts and pieces, anglers will be expected to repair their own equipment. there are dealerships surrounding the area that may also have parts and pieces or even kayaks to help you stay on the water. The Hobie Parts box will arrive Thursday evening.

Thank you all for your support, we couldn’t do this without you.  The results of this event can change the direction of an anglers season and opportunities. We will be paying out 15%, giving points to all anglers that catch a fish, and qualifying 3 anglers for the TOC at Lake Chickamauga, Dayton TN this November.  We can’t wait to see everyone at Check-in!

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

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March 24, 2023

Message regarding Tournament : HOBIE & ENGEL COOLERS – ROUND 3 – SANTEE COOPER LAKES SC
Director : Hobie Cat Company II LLC
Director Email : bos@hobie.com

Practice Period E-Mail:

Welcome anglers to the official practice period of the Hobie BOS Anchored by Power-Pole for The Engel Coolers Santee Cooper Lakes Event! We are so excited to come back to Clarendon County, South Carolina and treat our anglers with these 2 amazing lakes during the potentially magic spring window! We look forward to a very talented group of anglers from all over the country, including many new faces! We expect lots of limits and personal best fish to be caught all week!

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.

The BOS Tournament of Champions- Nov 8-10 Lake Chickamauga Dayton, TN.

3 Anglers will qualify at this event.

Practice period details:

Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie can be vulnerable and dangerous during moderate to heavy winds.  Please be weather aware all days traveling and on the water during practice.  

All times are EST.

March 25th @ 6am Anglers are allowed to begin fishing the tournament waters.

March 29th Anglers will receive their Need-to-Know email to go over details of Fridays mandatory registration and meeting.

March 31st @ 4pm- Practice is officially over and all anglers must be OFF the water.

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

–        Must be in a tournament legal vessel but are allowed to utilize a motor during this period as long as craft is legally registered 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.

–        Anglers are allowed to share information with fellow anglers.

Launches and boundaries-

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

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=17pcX5zqMh_WD5pw5ocTg-28BD5sZhwk&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.

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.

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.

This is our first year attempting published launches in an Open, and we want it to work correctly and effectively for our anglers.  This only happens if we all work together to make this list as up to date and correct as possible.

Lodging

We hope all of our anglers have already secured lodging, but if you haven’t, we encourage you to stay in Clarendon Co and Manning SC!

We greatly appreciate any and all support for the community and its businesses that support us.

Hobie Parts/ Needs-

We encourage anglers to check, maintain and prepare their equipment prior to arriving.  There are many Hobie dealers around and on the way, but none in or at the lake community.

Hobie dealers in the region, and they are:

  • Naturally Outdoors Outfitters – 2519 W Palmetto St Florence, SC 29501 – (843) 665-1551, ask for Buddy Miles.
  • River Runner Outdoor – 905 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201 – 803-771-0353, ask for Guy Jones.
  • Timeout Sport & Ski, 675 Johnnie Dodds Blvd UNIT A, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 388-6266, ask for Dave Hamilton.

Hobie HBOS staff will arrive on Thursday afternoon and will have a limited range of parts.  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.

In order to be as efficient as possible, we are going to REQUIRE ACH Direct Deposits for prize money earned this year.  We will have a form for you to submit your banking information at awards on Sunday.  We need this filled out, so we can submit quickly, and you can get paid even quicker than years past.  Please have your banking information readily available for this process. Anglers earning a check but not attending the awards will have an opportunity to fill out the form electronically.

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 #SanteCooper #ClarendonCo

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

#Hobie #PowerPole #Lowrance #Aftco #Torqeedo #BerleyPro #FPVPower #MarineMat #Engel #StCroix #Hobieeyewear #Ketch #Yakgear #THMarine #Boonedox #Stohlquist

Final Notes-

Metal Ketch boards are mandatory for this event.  We will only have a couple available at the meeting, it is the angler’s 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, and have fun this week!

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

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Let’s GO!

The Engel Coolers – SANTEE COOPER LAKES event located in Clarendon Co, South Carolina is hosted by our friends from the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce!

Round 3 of the Hobie Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole takes us back to the low country of South Carolina and the 2 power-house lakes of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie, aka Santee Cooper Lakes.  These lakes share similar characteristics in they have a tremendous vegetation, countless Cypress trees and opportunities at giant bass and huge limits!  The timing of this event sets our anglers up right around the spawn and opportunities to find big, defensive and hungry bass in all stages of this magical time will be present!

ENTRY FEES for all OPEN ROUNDS is $295.00 

Event Headquarters: Manning Junior High School Gymnasium located at 1101 WL Hamilton Rd, Manning, SC 29102

In order to support the host communities that support us, we encourage our anglers to stay, eat, and shop within Clarendon County, SC!  Make sure to tell everyone you are there for the Hobie Bass Open Kayak tournament!

https://clarendoncounty.com/

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).

ENTRY FEES for all OPEN ROUNDS is $295.00 

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 EST.

February 23rd -12/ Noon EST Registration Opens

March 11th- 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. 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 17th- Refund Process ends at 5pm EST.  This is the last opportunity to request a partial refund (70%).  No refunds will be processed after this date.

March 24th- Registration/ waitlist window closes at 5pm EST if not already capped at 225.  Anglers will receive a practice email from BOS Officials to their Tourney-X registered email. ENTRY FEES for all OPEN ROUNDS is $295.00 

March 25th- 6am 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 31st-

4pm- Practice Window Ends/ Off the water

5-630pm- Mandatory board check and ID Distribution at event HQ.  Anglers are expected to be there and in-line no later than 6pm. There will be no early check-in available.

630pm- Sponsor Prize Distribution

645 pm- 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.

April 1st

Fishing has been Cancelled due to the high potential of dangerous weather and all eligible event and connected waters are considered Off- Limits for the day.  Anglers are expected to be safe through the day and follow BOS for further announcements.  

7:30 pm- Mandatory Facebook Live meeting and Sunday ID code Announcement

April 2nd

6:30 am- Pedal/ Paddle off

7:00 am- Fishing begins

3:00 pm- Fishing ends

4:00 pm- Submission deadline

5:00 pm- Live Awards at HQ.  Anglers are welcome.

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

April 2nd

6:30 am- Pedal/ Paddle off

7:00 am- Fishing begins

3:00 pm- Fishing ends

4:00 pm- Submission deadline

5:00 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 Marion and Lake Moultrie as long as angler launches and lands at a published ramp from the mandatory list and follow all water access rules.  Wading and portaging are not legal in this event.

Published launches:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=17pcX5zqMh_WD5pw5ocTg-28BD5sZhwk&usp=sharing

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 may 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. Anglers can submit launches to the TD as long as they are completely public, available to all, have space, and open on weekends.

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.

Report

The Hobie BOS – Bass Open Series Anchored by Power-Pole Total Boat Control; Engel Coolers Santee Cooper Lakes event has come to an exciting finish despite anglers only getting to fish 1 of the 2 days due to weather constraints!
With a 5 fish limit all over 20″ and a total of 103.25, Chad Walden takes home the big Ketch Products trophy and $8,900 for besting 186 other anglers!
Earning 2nd place in back-to-back years with 102″ was Rus Snyders! His efforts were worth $4380!
3rd place was also over 100″ and goes to Vinny Ferreri. His 101″ earned him $2765!
All 3 anglers have qualified for the Hobie BOS Tournament of Champions this November on Lake Chickamauga out of Dayton, Tn!
Darrin Schwenkbeck bested so many other LARGE Bass with his 24.5″ giant! That YakGear Big Bass was worth $500!

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