Hobie Bass Open Series on Lake Fork a success


All photos Mark Cisneros

Kentucky Lake winner Kristine Fischer takes a few casts through a bridge that had to have been holding.

Oceanside, Calif. – The fourth event in Hobie’s new elite-level kayak tournament trail, the Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) on Lake Fork, took place this past Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Hosted at Lake Fork Marina and Motel, the exciting and successful two-day event saw participants catch an extraordinary number of big bass.

“Lake Fork, Texas, is an ideal kayak destination. Not only does it provide great opportunities for trophy bass, but it also has areas kayak anglers can get into that other boats simply cannot. It’s also located in a unique area that’s well positioned to draw anglers from all of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and beyond. They were all well-represented at this event,” says tournament director, AJ McWhorter.

“A lot of anglers came into the event thinking they’d have to move offshore to find summer holes for the bass in deeper water, but the higher water and the weather being a little cooler to start the year positioned the fish shallow. Really, most anglers found their best bites shallow, most of the time in water less than 5 or 6 feet. A variety of different techniques and tactics were in play, from frog fishing from punching through thick mats, as well as weightless plastics and other topwater baits,” adds McWhorter.