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Hobie BOS – Lake Dardanelle September 12-13, 2020

Hobie Bass Open Series

The Hobie Bass Open Series is a national kayak fishing tournament series that provides a platform for anglers to compete in an elite 2-day event in one of several locations across the USA targeting bass. Anglers fish for large cash payouts, sponsored prizes, and Angler of the Year points which all culminate at the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season where 50 anglers battle it out for large cash payouts! Events are open to any angler aged 16 years or older and all brands of kayaks are welcome. Aside from the competition, each Hobie Bass Open Series event is fun and the comradery between anglers is part of what makes our community great. We encourage you to come out and fish with us and we hope to see YOU on top of the winners podium this year.

This stop of the Hobie BOS takes us to the central region of the country and into the Natural State.  The famed section of the Arkansas River is known as Lake Dardanelle and is host to many top professional tournaments each season.  A diverse fishery where current and vegetation will play, anglers will have their work cut out for them as we begin the transition from summer to fall patterns.  Anglers will be competing for a cash payout of 10% of the field, and the top 3 non- qualified anglers will earn their spot in our Tournament of Champions this November in Knoxville, TN.  Many random giveaway prizes will be awarded as well.

Event Headquarters: Hughes Community Center, 1000 E Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR 72801


August 22nd– Anglers are no longer allowed to hire OR communicate with guides on this fishery or about this fishery.

Sept 7th – Official Practice period begins.  Anglers must begin using a tournament approved vessel.  Motors on kayaks are allowed for practice only.

Sept 10th– Registration Ends at midnight.

Sept 11-

4 pm Practice ends

              430-630 Drive thru Check-in/ board check/ ID distribution

              730 pm- Facebook Live meeting will begin in BOS Group Page

Sept 12th

              6 am- First Launch

              630 am- First Cast

              3 pm- Fishing Ends

              4 pm- Submission Deadline

              730 pm- Facebook Live meeting and Day 2 ID code announcement

Sept 13th

              6 am- First Launch

              630 am- First Cast

              3 pm- Fishing Ends

              4 pm- Submission Deadline

              5 pm- Facebook Live awards with Top 10% @ Lake Dardanelle State Park Fishing stage facility

Event Boundaries:

Physical boundaries:  Anglers Will be able to launch at any public access or ramp above The Dardanelle Lock and dam up to the next Lock and dam on the Arkansas River. The spillway will be the boundary for the Illinois Bayou.

Launch Boundaries: Anglers must Launch inside Hwy 359 on Little Piney Creek and Spring Slough. Anglers must Launch inside I40 in Clarksville.  Anglers must Launch inside Hwy 64 In Slough Creek. Anglers can fish past the launch boundaries, but must Launch and load inside the launch boundaries. 

Hobie BOS uses Metal Ketch Board Only

Please register early so we can communicate with you on any updates and changes for the event as we get closer. 


Hobie Fishing Worlds 2024 from Lake St. Clair Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada is brought to you by the hard work and tireless promotion of the sport by the following sponsors,  organisations, and clubs.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their on-going assistance and support, without which putting on an event of this scale would not be possible.