The Top 50 Kayak Bass Anglers in the country battle it out for $62,000, big sponsored prizes and bragging rights in the grand finale of the 2020 Hobie Bass Open Series season: The Tournament of Champions! Follow along as we capture the action, triumphs and heartbreaks that make competitive kayak bass fishing a fast growing sport.
Morgan travels to Alabama to meet up with Bass Pro, Randy Howell, to fish the famed Lake Guntersville where Randy won the Bassmaster Classic in 2014. Low waters require a stealthy approach, perfect for getting the Hobies into a back creek where skipping docks and shoreline structure pay off!
We travel further north on our last stop of the SoCal Tour to Dana Point Harbor in search of halibut. We get up close and personal fishing amongst surfers and find some rocky outcroppings holding fish. Windy conditions force us back in to the harbor, but the guys capitalize using live bait to catch some respectable flatties.
Renowned for some of the best calico bass fishing on the west coast, we transport our kayaks some 60 miles offshore to San Clemente Island and explore the vast kelp forests and rugged shoreline. Matt and Morgan uncover the amazing fishery and ecosystem that make San Clemente Island a kayak anglers paradise. Kevin shows us how to transform some of the local catch in to amazing table fair.
On stop 2 of the SoCal Tour Morgan and Kevin find themselves in the midst of a classic summertime bass bite on Lake Barrett. Wolfpacks of fish are chasing schools of shad in open water making for an exciting topwater bite. As usual, the competition for bragging rights is on, as the guys battle it out to catch the 5 longest fish!
Morgan and Kevin begin the SoCal Tour on San Diego Bay where they target spotted bay bass in front of the downtown skyline. From the mouth to the back bay, they try it all, dodging navy ships and big sea lions on the hunt for fish!
We join up with Mike Iaconelli and show why the revolutionary MirageDrive 360 is the most innovative product to hit the fishing industry in years. Are you ready to catch more fish?
Let’s hear it for the ladies! Nebraska’s Kristine Fischer shows what it takes to become the first ever female angler to win a Hobie Bass Open Series event!