Hobie Kayak Owners Tournament Rules
Registration Opens: 5/29/2019
Registration Options: and can be done through our website at
*Online at FinFactorycharters.com
Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co. located at 9919 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX. 78418, over the phone by dialing 361-657-0217 or 817-832-1045, or through late registration at the captain meeting with a late fee of $10.
Date: Saturday June 22, 2019
Begins at Sunrise at the sound of the tournament Horn
Weigh In: 2:00 PM - Marker 37 Marina
Captains Meeting: Friday 6/21/2019 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Review of rules / Swag Bag / Late Registration / Door Prize Giveaways
Meet and Mingle
-Two heaviest game fish in any combination Redfish / Trout / Flounder
-1/2 lb will be rewarded for live weigh-in for release.
-Side Pot for heaviest Black Drum
1st Place - 2019 Hobie Passport (Valued at $1,299.00) plus cash
2nd Place - Hobie Mirage Drive 180 plus Cash
3rd Place - Hobie Live Well plus Cash
(Cash is contingent on Signups since this is a total payout)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Eligibility for Hobie Fishing Team 2020’
Fin Factory Charters LLC will be selecting one candidate to represent them on the Hobie Fishing Team for 2020. This sponsorship means that you will be eligible to represent Hobie through Fin Factory Kayak & Tackle Co. for 2020 in an effort to promote Hobie Kayaks, Kayak Fishing and Fin Factory in a responsible and meaningful way through Social media, publications, tournaments, and other local events. In exchange Fin Factory will provide its team members with a 2020 Hobie Kayak through the season, special discounting, a Hobie —Swag kit, and tournament sponsorship.
-The candidates will be selected from the 3 contestants based on various criteria to include past social media publication and following, professionalism, and a 45 day trial.
-The candidates must be within a 200 mile radius of Corpus Christi, Texas.
-Candidates must be 16 years or older.
This will be a Florida Style, launch from one location inshore fishing tournament. All participants will launch at sunrise / The sound of the blast horn from Marker 37 Marina which is where our captains meeting will be held. Your boundaries will be as far as you can peddle or paddle and return by the second Horn blast at 2:00 PM. This is a individuals tournament but you may fish with partners. No Fish Pooling allowed.
-Your kayak must be a Hobie Kayak
-You may have as many as 3 rods on board but can only fish with one line in the water only.
-No cast netting fish
-No sail lines
-No motoring of the vessel at anytime during the tournament.
-No parking and relocating.
-All fish weighed in and entered must be caught during official tournament hours on the day of the tournament.
-All fish presented for weigh-in will be monitored for freshness and will be inspected by the weigh master.
-NO OVER SIZED RED DRUM WILL BE WEIGHED IN, TAGGED OR NOT!
-NO BLACK DRUM OVER 30 INCHES WILL BE WEIGHED IN.
-All fish must be weighed-in by the entrant who originally caught the fish and must be in that entrant’s physical possession at the time of the weigh-in.
-Sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation are expected from all entrants.
-All game laws of the state of Texas, applicable to fishing on public waters, must be followed. Any violations will be cause for immediate disqualification. Any and all winnings will be forfeited.
-Any entrant found to be in violation of any tournament rules and regulations will be subject to disqualification from this tournament and all future tournaments.