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Jul, 2016

Hobie Introduces Lowrance® Ready TotalScan Transducer Plate

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The Lowrance Ready TotalScan Transducer plate was developed by Hobie and Lowrance to accommodate the TotalScan Transducer and allow it to function with optimal performance. It works in conjunction with the plug and play Lowrance Ready System found on popular Hobie fishing kayak models. Our mount leaves the transducer completely open and free of obstruction so you get the most accurate readings while having enough protection on the front to shield the transducer. The Lowrance® Ready TotalScan Transducer Plate, as installed.

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Jul, 2016

Hobie® Introduces Camo Series

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Hobie® Introduces Camo Series Sometimes one just has to blend in to stand out…to sneak up on bass, to get a jump on birds or simply to make a statement. Introducing Hobie’s new Camo Series. Hobie’s first-ever color blend will be available for the time-tested Mirage Pro Angler 14, Mirage Pro Angler 12 and the Mirage Outback, the three models in Hobie’s line-up most popular with anglers and bird enthusiasts worldwide. The new camo will replace the olive green color on these three models, all equipped with the MirageDrive® 180. […]

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Jul, 2016

Hobie Introduces MirageDrive 180 Forward-Reverse System

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Hobie’s bioengineered MirageDrive propulsion system for kayaks was revolutionary in its inception in 1997 and has been evolving ever since. Now comes the biggest evolution – so far. Introducing the patent-pending Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system that will be integrated into all 2017 model year Mirage kayaks.   Weighing in at under eight pounds, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offers unprecedented maneuverability. The user can pull one of two shift cables to direct propulsion 180 degrees almost instantly from forward to reverse and back […]

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Jul, 2016

Using Live Bait on Your Hobie kayak

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Hello, my fishing friends! I hope all is well and the fishing has been good to you.   We’re going to address live bait and how to utilize the right bait for the particular species you’re seeking. We’ll also cover how to utilize your Hobie Livewell.   I have been asked many times by people who don’t fish regularly or who have never fished off a kayak, on how to keep bait alive. My answer is simple. We use our Livewell that is specially built for Hobie fishing kayaks.   […]

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May, 2016

Tips on Winning Tournaments

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  First and foremost, let me say that the tips I’ll be sharing with you here are NOT a guarantee to win in kayak tournaments. These are observations I’ve made in my own tournament experience. I have failed countless times- more than I’d like to admit. Everyone is a winner if you learn from your mistakes and simply enjoy the experience with your fellow anglers. If you’re not having fun, maybe fishing is not for you. Let’s start by saying this. If you want to contend with tournament fisherman you’ll […]

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Apr, 2016

Why We Choose Hobie Kayaks as a Fishing Platform

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I’m asked all the time why I choose Hobie for kayak fishing. Well, it’s simple. If you have a paddle in your hands you’re not fishing. Also, I’m not kayak fishing for an extra workout. A day of fishing alone is workout enough.  One of the most asked questions is how stable are they? The answer is they are incredibly stable. Another question I’m frequently asked is how far can you go and do they do well offshore. In my opinion you can utilize any of the Hobie fishing fleet to do almost […]

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Mar, 2016

What to Wear When Kayak Fishing — Outfitting Matters

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Today’s topic is selecting clothing best suited for Southern California kayak fisherman. There is no set style, look, or requirement when outfitting for kayak fishing. Everyone has their own preference. Some like to dress the part and just put on some old clothes that are ratty, torn, faded and plain old ugly! In my opinion, it’s time to roll with the changes and advances in clothing and utilize them to not only keep you cool and dry in the heat, but also to help protect you from the elements. Trust […]

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Feb, 2016

Catch Your First Calico Bass!

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Today we will cover the basics of catching Calico Bass on your Hobie kayak.   First, Calico Bass can be finicky. This characteristic in itself makes catching them tricky. Understanding where Calico Bass live, feed and hide are only part of being successful in catching them. Catching this fish is not an exact science, but we’ll give you a better understanding of how Calico Bass live and to lead you in the direction to catch them. After you purchase your first Hobie kayak, there is no greater reward than to […]

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Jul, 2015

San Clemente Island Mothership Recap

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Every June we round up the troops to head out to San Clemente Island for 2 long days of kayak fishing. The offshore island offers anglers the opportunity to seek quality bass, sheephead, halibut, whitefish, bonito and yellowtail all from their very own kayak. The journey is met with laughter, big fish tales and perhaps a few cold ones as we load up our gear, kayaks and coolers aboard the 88 ft. M/V Islander mothership a proven multi-use fishing and expedition vessel. San Clemente Island is a popular fishing destination […]

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