My name is Matt Ramey. I am a 29-year-old bass angler from southeast New Mexico, USA. I am married to my wife and kayaking partner Sydney Ramey. Together they have one child, Emory, who was born in May.
Since I can remember, fishing, hunting, and being outdoors have been our lifestyles. I grew up fishing with my dad from the back of a bass boat. He was the one that got me hooked on the sport and taught me how to fish. As I got older and moved off to college, fishing out of the bass boat with my dad was limited, so I found my way into the Kayak world. Kayaking was a cheap option for a college kid and allowed me to get back on the water. Kayaking became a passion of mine, and it led me and some friends to create a bass fishing trail in 2017 called Eastern New Mexico Kayak Fishing. Shortly after, I had an opportunity to join the Hobie Fishing Team through our NM Hobie dealer Zia Kayak Outfitters. Russ and Edna from Zia allowed me to represent them and Hobie. With that opportunity, I wanted to compete at the highest level possible and test myself as an angler.
Once that started, fishing consumed me, and I began traveling to fish other state trails, online events, working man events, and national events. I was fortunate enough to win a Hobie BOS event on Lake Fork in 2019 to qualify for Hobie Worlds 9. That win gave me the confidence to compete nationally and fulfill my dream of competing in Hobie worlds since I started kayak fishing. I am grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime and honored to compete in such a prestigious event as Hobie Worlds. This is my first time qualifying for Hobie Worlds, and I feel honored to represent the United States.
I could not do this without the support of my family, kayak community, and wife and daughter. Follow along as Team USA, and I compete for the world championship!!