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Jul, 2014

Check out the new Hobie Pro Angler 17

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The new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T is a fishing machine with comfort, stability and room for everything you need, including another person. Plus, it’s powered by the patented Hobie MirageDrive pedal system. The fully adjustable Vantage XT seating can be setup in multiple configurations: in-line tandem, face-to-face social tandem, or as a single. The PA17T is the perfect platform to teach a young one how to fish, take your family member out, or simply fish hard with your best fishing buddy. Fishing rod storage, both front and rear, holds […]

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Jul, 2014

Great Article on Hobie Kayaks

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John Scafetta wrote a great article in the FishRap this month, outlining the different models.  Check it out! DANA POINT — Adjacent to the docks of Dana Point Jet Ski & Kayak Center, just off the channel opening of the harbor, representatives from Hobie Cat Kayak and members of FishRap recently met for a day of kayak fishing. The group ventured past Baby Beach and the seawall to put Hobie’s line of high-performance kayaks to the test. Mirage Pro Angler 14      For the business-like fisherman, reeling in legal-sized sea […]

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Jul, 2014

You are here Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak

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Alaske Dispatch News just posted this article.  Amazing what kind of fish people are catching on their kayaks! The 57-pound halibut Rudy Tsukada caught last month in the Cook Inlet was no small feat. Sure, it wasn’t a barn door by Alaska halibut standards, but then Tsukada isn’t your standard Alaska fisherman, either. The 48-year-old from Anchorage caught the flatfish from a kayak. Instead of strapping on chest waders or hip boots like many anglers, Tsukada’s routine involves squeezing into a dry suit before heading out on his 12-foot Hobie […]

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Jul, 2014

San Clemente Island – Team Dana Point Jet Ski

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As Ken and I head down to the landing, the anticipation is killing us.  With kayaks in the back of the truck bed and our tackle, consisting of 7” and 8” MC swim baits  and weedless jigs, our hope is that we will be putting big Calico bass in our kayaks all day. Our journey begins on our sponsored 2.5 day trip with Dana Point Jet Ski aboard the beautiful Islander. This trip was a true VIP trip with only 10 anglers on board who were all looking to put […]

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Jul, 2014

Open til 7:00pm for 4th of July Weekend!

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The Fourth of July is coming up and we want to keep you on the water.  In memory of our independence, we will keep our doors open from 9:00 am to 7:00pm this Saturday and Sunday.  Come to the beach and escape the heat and make this 4th one to remember.  We’ve beefed up our fleet to make sure there are plenty of ways for you and the family to paddle a kayak, stand up paddle board, surf or cruise around on a Jet Ski. It’s what we do.

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Jun, 2014

Heroes on the Water, Mission Bay

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More than 110 kayakers came out to support the Heroes on the Water tournament in Mission Bay on May 3 2014.  Two of the those kayakers were part of Team Dana Point Jet Ski, Ken Rosenburg and myself, Gilbert Hernandez.  I did not have much of a game plan going into the tournament and I had little time to fish the area due to our busy tournament schedule.  Going into this tournament I felt a little pressure having won the last event at Mission Bay.  I wanted to bring the […]

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May, 2014

Hobie Mirage Islands:A New Way to Fish

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From Sporting Classic Daily, Vol. 329 April 30, 2014 Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island. Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island. Pedal, paddle or sail them…they are human powered, no motor necessary. Marlin, tuna, dorado – offshore pelagic fishing of any kind – the Island’s are a “New Way to […]

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May, 2014

Hawaiian Kayak Angler Scores Record Solo 212-Pound Black Marlin

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Devin Hallingstad, man of the crazy 176-pound ahi, does the impossible again Tuesday, April 29, 2014 // 0 Comments Incredible (again): Devin Hallingstad with the 212-pound black marlin he outlasted after an epic battle. Photo courtesy Hobie. Stunner: Hawaiian Kayak Angler Scores Solo 212-Pound Black Marlin Devin Hallingstad, man of the crazy 176-pound kayak ahi, does the impossible again By Paul Lebowitz Story updated at 3:00 pm, April 28 The black marlin was a big one, more than 200 pounds, and it was tail-walking like crazy. 60-pound test flew off […]

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May, 2014

Socal Island Club Report

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The April 26 Dana Point Island club sail was a real blowout!    What I mean is the wind was kicking up to 19 mph before we started out and was continuing to increase though out the afternoon sail.   So much fun!  First we enjoyed Dana Point Jet Ski barbeque ribs with potluck dishes provided by all.   We discussed safety and upcoming events.     Then eleven Adventure Islands and Tandem Islands headed out for a loop round the harbor and then out to the red buoy to get the feel […]

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May, 2014

Tackle Trade World Recognition of Hobie

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Still unconvinced about whether to offer kayaks in your range? Tackle Trade World examines why you definitely need to consider it and work with the leading company in the field… Hobie. 1 – Kayak fishing is on a global growth curve. What started off as a gimmick in the eyes of many has quickly become a very reputable and desirable fishing method – once people began to see the results it delivers. From something that was limited to the small coastal regions of the USA, kayak fishing is now a global […]

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