May 20, 2023
Kentucky
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St.CROIX RODS – COLLEGE ROUND 2 – KENTUCKY LAKE

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Calvert City

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May 20, 2023
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HBOS Kentucky Lake 2023 St.Croix Rods

Wilson wins Hobie College Series and finishes top five at Hobie Bass Open Series

 

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY – Campbellsville Kayak Bass Fishing hit the water twice recently at the Hobie College Series and the Hobie Bass Open Series.

During the Hobie College Series tournament, Logan Wilson took the top prize on the day. Wilson brought in a full five fish bag totaling 86.00 inches. His biggest fish of the day came on his first fish totaling 18.50 inches.

Cody Cissell placed fifth overall in the tournament, also bringing in a full five-fish bag. His total was 70.50 inches, with his big fish coming in at 17.50 inches. Hunter McDowell rounded out the scoring for Campbellsville. McDowell came in sixth overall with four fish at 61.25 inches and his biggest fish measuring 18.25 inches.

At the Hobie Bass Open Series, Wilson led the way once again, placing himself inside the top five anglers in the tournament. During day one, Wilson had another five-fish bag totaling 86.00 inches. He had two fish bigger than 18.00 inches. Day two proved to be more challenging for Wilson. He still had a full bag but was only able to measure out at 74.50. Wilson finished with a two-day total of 160.50 inches.

Cissell started out his tournament in the middle of the standings. He had a five-fish bag of 70.50 inches, and his first fish was his big fish at 17.25 inches. He made a big jump on day two with a five-fish bag full at 79.25 inches. His first three fish were no less than 16.25 inches.

McDowell finished in 69th after his two days in the Hobie Bass Open Series. He finished with his two-day total at 87.50 inches. His biggest fish came on day one with a measurement of 18.25 inches.

Aftco Hobie Bass Open Series Kentucky Lake

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Kentucky Lake is the birthplace of the Hobie BOS and Youth Division and has a rich history for our series and kayak fishing.  These communities have been ravaged by challenges over the years and rely on tourism to survive.  I hope we can all come together to give this community the returned love and support they have shown us as well as showcase the resurgence and potential of the lakes!

Dealer Support: Hitec Outdoors; 3243 US-68, Benton, KY 42025; 270-527-1900

HiTec Outdoors

Event Headquarters: Kentucky Dam Village Conference Center; Dam Village State resort park, Gilbertsville, KY 42044

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

https://visitkylake.com

Any angler/ team entering this event will qualify for the Hobie BOS College Tour Championship Nov 4-5 on Watts Bar Lake, Spring City TN!

All BOS questions can be sent to:

BOS@Hobie.com

Tournament Director- AJ Mcwhorter

Event Media – Steve Fields

Official Schedule- All times are CST.

April 20th   -12/ noon EST Registration Opens

April 29th- Off- limits begins- Anglers are no longer allowed on the eligible or connected waters in any capacity. Hiring, communicating, or receiving information from guides is no longer allowed through the end of the event.

May 5th- Refund Process ends at 6pm CST.  This is the last opportunity to request a partial refund (70%).  No refunds will be processed after this date.

May 12th – Registration/ waitlist window closes at 6pm CST.  Anglers will receive a practice email from BOS Officials to their Tourney-X registered email.

May 13th- 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.

May 19th-

4pm- Practice Window Ends/ Off the water

550pm- Anglers are expected to arrive at the event HQ.

6pm- Pre-event meeting begins.

630pm- Board Check- Day 1 and 2 ID Distribution- Sponsor Prize giveaway.

– 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.

May 20th-

5:00 am- Pedal/ Paddle off

5:30 am- Fishing begins

2:00 pm- Fishing ends

3:00 pm- Submission deadline

May 21st-

4:00 pm- Live Awards at HQ.  Anglers are welcome.

Event Boundaries:

Anglers are allowed to fish any legal and connected body of water or portion of Kentucky and Barley Lakes and its tributaries 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:

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 is a live map and running list.  It 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. Link is below.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Jnw7UE2tq-X12DYAmOTLEcKEvXomw3I&usp=sharing

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://fw.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

College Tour Details:

The 2023 College Tour will consist of 4, 1-day events and a 2 day championship.

These events are open to any collegiate angler fishing out of an approved kayak/ vessel.

The first 3 events will coincide with Day 1 of a Hobie BOS event.  Anglers are allowed and encouraged to compete in both.  The college awards will take place on Sunday, prior to the BOS awards.

Tour Events-

College Tour Events will be a single day 5-fish event.

Entry Fee will be $75 per angler. Payouts will be based on attendance and money will be awarded to the angler/ school with a direct deposit within 30 days. $5 goes to Tourney X, 100% of the remaining pot goes towards payout.

College anglers are allowed to participate in coinciding BOS events as long as they are registered on time and follow all event rules.  BOS Rules apply to College Tour event. Anglers are allowed to submit the same fish into each respective event.

Top 5 Placing anglers will earn ‘College of the Year’ points for their school.

College Tour Championship Details:

The Championship will be a 2-day event, anglers will submit their best 5 fish each day.

Entry Fee will be $125 per angler. Payouts will be based on attendance and money will be awarded to the angler/ school with a direct deposit.  $5 goes to Tourney X, 100% of the remaining pot goes towards payout. Payouts will be paid out for every 8 Anglers +1.  For example: 1-7 Anglers (1 place) 8- 15 Anglers- 2 places, 16-23 Anglers- 3 places…

To be eligible for the Championship, anglers must participate in at least one open event during the 2023 season.

BOS College of the Year-

College of the year points will be eligible at each event on a 5 point scale per an anglers’ finish. There will be a .5 bonus awards to Big Bass, all anglers earn bonus if there is a tie.

1st – 5 points for school

2nd- 4 points

3rd – 3 points

4th – 2 points

5th- 1 point

Big Bass- .5 point

Teams will take their best 3 Open event point totals and their Championship point total for their season total.

College of the year awards will be:

1st place- Hobie Pro Angler 14 180 (Up to a $4949.00 value)

2nd place – Hobie Outback (Up to $3799 value)

Prizes will be awarded on site at the College Championship.

Report

Wilson wins Hobie College Series and finishes top five at Hobie Bass Open Series

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY – Campbellsville Kayak Bass Fishing hit the water twice recently at the Hobie College Series and the Hobie Bass Open Series.

During the Hobie College Series tournament, Logan Wilson took the top prize on the day. Wilson brought in a full five fish bag totaling 86.00 inches. His biggest fish of the day came on his first fish totaling 18.50 inches.

Cody Cissell placed fifth overall in the tournament, also bringing in a full five-fish bag. His total was 70.50 inches, with his big fish coming in at 17.50 inches. Hunter McDowell rounded out the scoring for Campbellsville. McDowell came in sixth overall with four fish at 61.25 inches and his biggest fish measuring 18.25 inches.

At the Hobie Bass Open Series, Wilson led the way once again, placing himself inside the top five anglers in the tournament. During day one, Wilson had another five-fish bag totaling 86.00 inches. He had two fish bigger than 18.00 inches. Day two proved to be more challenging for Wilson. He still had a full bag but was only able to measure out at 74.50. Wilson finished with a two-day total of 160.50 inches.

Cissell started out his tournament in the middle of the standings. He had a five-fish bag of 70.50 inches, and his first fish was his big fish at 17.25 inches. He made a big jump on day two with a five-fish bag full at 79.25 inches. His first three fish were no less than 16.25 inches.

McDowell finished in 69th after his two days in the Hobie Bass Open Series. He finished with his two-day total at 87.50 inches. His biggest fish came on day one with a measurement of 18.25 inches.

Aftco Hobie Bass Open Series Kentucky Lake

 

AFTCO ROUND 5 KENTUCKY LAKE AWARDS May 21, 2023

An exciting and emotional awards ceremony from this weekends AFTCO Kentucky Lake event of the Hobie Bass Open Series anchored by Power-Pole Total Boat Control is worth the watch! https://youtu.be/_zoGajeG-2I
Jim Orr earned 1st place in a field of 109 top anglers from all over the country. He earned an automatic qualifier to the Tournament of Champions and also was able to best his son!
Jaxton Orr battled hard on Day 2 to rise up into 2nd place, coming off the heels of a 3rd place on Seminole, cashing a good check and earning some really valuable Angler of the Year Points! Watch out Jaxton has got some real momentum.
Abby Abbondanza put up the 3rd largest limit of the entire event today, with all smallmouth and earned his first Trophy and automatic qualifier for the TOC also! Strong work on the Tennessee River system from a Pennsylvania finesse angler!
Ryan Thomas, representing Bluegrass Kayak Anglers, had the biggest bass of the event at 20.75 and earned the YakGear Big Bass title!
Ewing Minor earned 4th place and is stacking up some serious points this year with two 1st places to go along with this strong finish.
Logan Wilson of Campbellsville University claimed 5th place in BOS and 1st in the College Tour.. his efforts earned the last auto qualify spot of this event, for this Year’s TOC!
Strong work from a great field at the birthplace of the BOS! More from this event coming all week!

 

Results

RankAnglerTOTALSchoolPointsBonusTotal
1Logan Wilson86Cambellsville University55
2Ewing Minor79.75Carson- Newman University40.54.5
3Jaxton Orr79.25Carson- Newman University33
4Gabe Fishlock72.5Carson- Newman University22
5Cody Cissell70.5Cambellsville University11
6Hunter Mcdowell61.25Cambellsville University
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