Each competitor will fish from an identically rigged Hobie 14′ Pro Angler kayaks. The boats will be rigged with a Lowrance Elite FS™ 7 with Active Imaging 3-in-1 fish finder which will allow an angler to navigate their surroundings, locate fish, find structure, determine water temperature, and much more.
Each fish finder will be mounted to the boat with a RAM fish finder mount that will provide adjustability and quick removal. The Hobie fish finder installation kit will power the Lowrance fish finder and includes a NOCQUA lithium battery and charger. NOCQUA began in 2013 with the release of the flagship ProSeries 2000. A patented underwater lighting system designed to mount underneath stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. They were inspired to hand the reigns to paddlers so that they could decide when they wanted to get outdoors and on the water. As demand grew, so did our ideas. In no time, the Pro Series Spectrum and Sport Edition models entered the market, bringing color and a more compact design, respectively. Waters across the globe began to glow.
On the stern of the boat anglers will find a Power-Pole Micro Anchor and lightweight spike, which is a motorized anchoring system that will be a crucial tool to an angler’s success in this environment. The Power-Pole Micro Lithium Battery will be attached to the unit and will run the Micro Anchor for several days of fishing. Hobie’s mount kit attaches the Power-Pole Micro Anchor and spike to the stern of the boat.
The cargo area of the Hobie kayak (right behind the angler) is large and will store plenty of gear, and each angler’s boat will have an H-Crate storage system mounted in this area, to organize their gear. Hobie rod extenders will be mounted in the molded-in rod holders, which elevates rods and reels to keep them drier and further away from the water’s surface.
Tackle boxes will not be provided for competitors, so each person will need to bring their own.
A provided measuring board will be used for scoring fish. Fish will be laid out on the measuring board along with the angler’s specific daily token, a photo will then be taken for submission to the Tourney X app: See rules.
Each angler will wear a provided Hobie inflatable PFD, which is a lightweight chassis, the user will feel that they are barely wearing a life jacket at all. This is a manually deployed PFD, so the angler is required to pull a tab on the bottom of the jacket, if they need to use the floatation device.
Hobie kayak carts will be used to transport the kayaks from the water’s edge. Several carts will be on hand for competitors to share.
Lowrance Fishfinder System
- Lowrance Elite FS™ 7 with Active Imaging 3-in-1
- RAM Mounts Fishfinder Mount
- NOCQUA 20Ah Pro Power Kit includes:
1 x Nocqua 20Ah Rechargeable, Lithium-Ion Battery (sealed in silicone case,
waterproof connection cable, ballistic nylon water camo sleeve, with attachment wrap)
1 x Nocqua 5Ah Battery Charger with battery level indicator
Power-Pole Anchoring System
- Power-Pole Micro Anchor
- Power-Pole Micro Lightweight 8ft Spike
- Power-Pole Micro Lithium Battery
- Hobie H-Crate Jr.
- Hobie Rod Extenders
- RAM Mounts Camera Mount arms and GoPro adapter
- Hobie Inflatable PFD
- Measuring Board
- Large Net for Pike
- Hobie Kayak Cart
(Provisional & updated June 9, 2022 )