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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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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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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

San Clemente Island Mothership Schedule for 2016

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  We have another two 2.5 day kayak mothership trips aboard the Islander to San Clemente Island scheduled for June. These trips are guaranteed, so let’s fill em up. All bookings will go through Fish Village… aka Mike Ponce! So if you want in, send me an email and a check ASAP so I can lock it in.   Tim now has two shops, one in Dana Point and another in Oceanside, so that means that more people will have access to these two trips… so act fast!   19 […]

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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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May, 2015

2015 Mothership Trips Scheduled

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Dana Point Jet Ski and Fish Village teamed up this year to bring SoCal kayak anglers another opportunity at big island fish on a limited load 2.5 day kayak mothership trips aboard the Islander. This trip targets nearshore favorites such as calico bass, sand bass, halibut, sheephead, leopard shark and sometimes even yellowtail. The Islander begins loading kayaks and gear at around 5:00 PM and will leave Fisherman’s Landing in Point Loma around 7pm. From there we fuel and bait up and make a slow and steady course for San […]

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Mar, 2015

2015 Saltwater Bass Series Kayak Tournament

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We’re excited. This is going to be the SBS’s first kayak only tournament and we’re hosting! • When > May 2nd • Where > Dana Point Harbor • Time > 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. (scales open at 1 p.m.) • Check in > 3:30-5:30 no later! • Cost per person / kayak > $50 basic entry • Big Fish Option > $10 • Big Odd Fish Option (any fish besides bass) > $10 • Pay Out is 1 in 4 with 1st and 2nd Big Fish paid • Artificials ONLY!!….scents […]

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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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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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