Kayak Anglers from all over the country will have the opportunity to test their skills on the legendary fishery of Kentucky Lake for a chance to win big cash and prizes and 2 spots to represent Team USA in the next Hobie Fishing Worlds.

Anglers are invited to register for the event by logging onto

Adult Division Page
Youth Division Page

2018 Hobie Bass Open Flyer

The online early entry fee for adults is $125 and is good from now until May 1 at midnight. After that the entry fee will be $150.00 and can be paid online or onsite until June 1 at 7pm CT. Junior angler entry fee is $30. In this 2-day event, anglers will be trying to catch their 3 largest bass each day in a catch, photograph and release format. The angler with the largest total inches will win the Hobie Bass Open.

100% of entry fees will be paid out with a ratio of one place for every 10 entrants. There will be many raffle prizes from sponsors given out as well as awards for top finishers, biggest bass each day and other fun categories. In addition, the overall 1st and 2nd place finishers will qualify for the Hobie Fishing Worlds. Along with the prize money, the winner will have their airfare, accommodations and entry fee covered courtesy of Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau and Hobie Fishing.
Calvert City, Kentucky is our host from June 1 – 3, 2018 and they have secured special lodging rates and options through Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park for the competitors. Please call for rates and details: (270) 362-4271. Tell them you are there for the Hobie Bass Open.

Family Fun Fest: Free demo rides (open to the public) on Hobie kayaks, Hobie Islands, Hobie Eclipses and Hobie SUP’s will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Kentucky Dam Village Beach from 10am-2pm.

Download the complete rules and schedule and the photo and liability release here.