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 Parrish, Louisiana, December 4-11 of this year. 

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Fishing Monthly’s Steve Morgan catches up with Hobie Cat Company’s Keeton Eoff to get the details on this years Hobie Fishing Worlds.

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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 30 pounds.

Speckled Trout

Found gulf wide, Speckled Trout feed on a varying diet as they reach maturity from shrimp to and crustaceans through to mullet and anchovies. 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 sizes of 1-5 pound, but can grow to a length of 3 feet and up to 20 pounds.

Event Location

Louisiana, USA

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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