Chabarria wins Dardanelle Hobie event

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — It was a wild ride for the 124 elite kayak anglers participating in the 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) Anchored by Power-Pole Lake Dardanelle event April 17 and 18. An awesome bite that saw nearly 1,200 fish recorded in the two-day catch, photograph, and release (C.P.R.) tournament on the Arkansas River resulted in a three-way tie at the end of Day 1 competition, and last-minute jockeying atop the leader board to determine the overall winner on Day 2.

“What an awesome event this turned out to be,” said tournament director A.J. McWhorter. “We had a chilly last day of pre-fishing on Friday, a weather front on Saturday that couldn’t decide what it wanted to do, and a bit of stormy weather on Sunday morning. Still, Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle showcased it’s renown bass fishery as our participants slammed the fish in one of Hobie’s most competitive kayak fishing events ever.”