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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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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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Aug, 2014

Dana Point Blue Whale Watching from a Kayak

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Up to about the year 2000, a Blue Whale sighting at Dana Point was unprecedented or even unknown. these whales are thought to be the largest creatures that have ever lived on the planet. It’s to our benefit, the Blue Whales have now decided to make the Dana Point area one of their favorite summer destinations. During the 2012, 13, and 14 seasons, Blues have started passing by Dana Point in June, then settled in to feed in early July. They stay with us until about October. These whales are […]

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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

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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