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Meet the anglers who will be battling it out to be crowned the 6th Hobie® Fishing World Champion!

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Hobie® Announces the 6th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship

The sixth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW6), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Company, will take place in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, from 4th to the 11th December, 2016.

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Target Species

Red Fish (Red Drum)

These aggressive and opportunistic predators are typically bottom feeders but have been known to attack top water artificial baits given the right presentation. Their voracious appetite results in a fast growth rate and can lead to specimens in excess of (13.5kg) 30lbs.

Speckled Trout

As they reach maturity Speckled Trout feed on a varying diet from shrimp to and crustaceans, through to mullet and anchovies. Found Gulf wide these streamlined predators will provide anglers with a number of options when targeted in the competition.


This voracious, ambush predator lies in wait, nearly invisble on the bottom, ready to strike quick moving prey such as shrimp, mullet and anchovies. Common in size from .5 – 2.25kg (1-5lbs), they can grow to a length of 1m (3ft) and up to 9kg (20lbs).

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Keeton Eoff and Steve Fields from Hobie Cat® Worldwide introduce the host location for Hobie Fishing Worlds 6.

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Event Location

Louisiana is a legendary fishing territory, braided with thousands of acres of productive waterways and coastline. We will be heading inshore on the hunt for speckled trout, redfish and flounder.

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