OCEANSIDE, Calif. (November 19, 2021) - The Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) anchored by Power-Pole® three-day Tournament of Champions (T.O.C.) was recently held on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula November 12 – 14, and crowned not only a new T.O.C. champion—Kristine Fischer—but also saw this year’s most consistent Hobie B.O.S. competitors vying for the coveted top spot in the Angler of the Year (A.O.Y.) award presented by FarWide, the Outdoor Access App. In addition to well-deserved recognition for superior performance throughout the season series, the top three finishers received significant cash and product prize packages.
The 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) anchored by Power-Pole 3rd Annual T.O.C. was the final stop on Hobie’s celebrated kayak bass fishing tour and brought together the 50 top kayak anglers in the B.O.S. series, including 2020 Grand Champion Ryan Lambert, the top 3 non-qualified finishers from each open event for the 2021 season, and the top 19 non-qualified competitors in the Angler of the Year (A.O.Y.) presented by FarWide. The A.O.Y. award recognizes the most consistent anglers in the series based on an accumulation of points earned from their top three B.O.S. open events during the current season, plus their T.O.C. performance.
Total T.O.C. payout this year was a guaranteed $75,000, dispersed through the top 10 anglers (or 20% of the field), including a whopping $35,000 for the first-place finisher. There was also a $1,000 bounty for Bassin' Big Bass honors, plus the A.O.Y. prizes awarded.