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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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