Georgia's Ron Champion Takes Hobie Bass Open

Georgia's Ron Champion took top honors this past weekend in the third annual Hobie Bass Open Tournament, earning him a ticket to compete in this year's Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship (HFW6), compliments of Hobie Cat Company and Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitor Bureau. Ron also walked away with $3500 in cash and an all-expense paid trip to the HFW6. Matthew Scotch, representing his home state of Texas, took second winning $2350 and an entry to the HBF6. Kentucky's own Jay Wallen scored third place and was presented a check for $1500. Kevin Workman and Ryan Lambert took fourth and fifth places respectfully. The top five places also received an invitation to the Tournament of Champions to be held this November in Lake Fork, Texas. The field of competitors included over 100 seasoned anglers from all over North America.

Ron and Matthew will join team captain and 2015 IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Champion Benton Parrott as well as Jamaica Bay Classic winner, Eric Harrison, in representing Team USA at the HFW6. Presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Company, the event will take place in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana December 4-11 of this year.