Hobie has released its Fishing World Championship qualifying tournament schedule, a five-tournament slate that includes kayak events in New York, Florida, Ontario, Oregon and Kentucky.
The Hobie World Championship will be held in Amsterdam in October.
Hobie World qualifiers include: the Kayak Fishing Classic, Jamaica Bay, New York, May 15-18, http://www.Captainkayak.com; the Kentucky Lake Hobie Bass Open, Kentucky Lake, Kentucky, May 30-June 1; www.hobiefishing.com; Kayak Tournament, Jacksonville, Florida, June 22 http://www.ifatours.com; Border City Classic, Windsor, Ontario, June 28, http://www.bordercityclassic.com; and Oregon Rockfish Classic, Depoe Bay, Oregon, July 12, http://www.northwestkayakanglers.com.
The Hobie World Championship and qualifiers are CPR (catch, photograph and release) tournaments. Anglers will enter their three best lengths in aggregate each day; winner determined by best total cumulative length.