The California-based Hobie Cat Company http://www.hobiecat.com will host a Hobie Bass Open qualifying bass tournament Saturday and Sunday at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
The winner will earn a spot on the Hobie Team bound for the Hobie Fishing World Championships October 5-11 at Vinkeveen, The Neatherlands.
Saturday and Sunday’s event will be a CPR tournament. That’s catch, photo and release. No weigh-in, in the traditional sense.
This is also strictly a paddle or pedal powered tourney. Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards are welcome. No motors. No wading. No fishing from the bank.
The winner will be determined by the total length of the three largest bass (largemouth, smallmouth or spotted) caught, photographed and released each day.
I’ll have updates here, at http://www.courier-journal.com/blog/outdoors/ and via Twitter at @cjoutdoors1 and @garygarth.