The 2016 Hobie® Fishing World Championship presented by Rhino-Rack will be contested in… Wait for it… Lafourche Parish, Louisiana! More specifically in the legendary Leeville area, December 4-11.
It was inevitable that Hobie’s fishing spectacular, where every one of the 50-some qualified anglers from around the globe is on an identically and lavishly tricked out Mirage® Pro Angler, would make its way to the skinny waters of the Gulf Coast. This is the sixth annual Hobie Worlds. A redfish has graced the top of the trophy since the very first one. It was time!
The location couldn’t be better. Leeville is hallowed water. Ride the Bull, by far the largest kayak fishing tournament in the world, takes place ten minutes down the road at Grand Isle. It’s home to the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club, one of the most venerable and active in the sport.
Local angler Chris Holmes is thrilled with the news. “It’s a chance to show off Louisiana’s great fishery. A chance to show off Louisiana hospitality,” he said, then came to the real payoff. “A lot of fish will be caught. There ought to be some really big bull reds, 40 to 50 inchers.”
Did you catch that, prospective international competitors from 20 countries or more? This rodeo offers Cajun sleigh rides… in fin-deep water.
“There isn’t much there but fishing. There’s only Boudreaux’s Bait Shop and fishing,”