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Anatomy of a Win(ner) – Hobie Kayak PRO-File

Anatomy of a Win(ner) – Hobie Kayak PRO-File

With 3 big wins under his belt in recent years, Jay Wallen is no stranger to success in major kayak bass tournaments but with a runner-up finish at the KBF Open on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper Reservoir in May and an outright victory at the KBF Open on...

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report 03/30/2018

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report 03/30/2018

Facebook Instagram Youtube Cedar Creek Lake is a couple feet higher than its normal pool elevation this week and appeared to be slowly dropping. With the forecasted rains I wouldn't be surprised to see it rise a little bit in the coming week or two. The backs of the...

Is a lithium battery right for you?

Is a lithium battery right for you?

I made the decision going into this year's fishing season to try a lithium battery. I picked up a Lithium~Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery from Bioenno Power. The first true test of this battery would be at the KBF National Championship on KY Lake. I was...

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report 03/04/18

Cedar Creek Lake Fishing Report 03/04/18

Facebook Instagram Youtube When I can I will try and post up fishing reports of the lakes I go to the most, so check back often for more reports from Cedar Creek Lake, KY Lake, Lake St. Clair, Guntersville and others! I went out to Cedar Creek Lake for the fist time...

Ledge Fishing Pt. 1

Ledge Fishing Pt. 1

Facebook Instagram Youtube This is part 1 of a 3 part series I will put together in an attempt to relay what I know about ledge fishing. This article is in conjunction with a YouTube video I put together and can be found at the bottom of the page. Part II...

Lowrance TotalScan Transducer Settings

Lowrance TotalScan Transducer Settings

Facebook Instagram Youtube Lowrance TotalScan Transducer Settings I am often asked about my Lowrance Elite-9Ti settings. While every situation and lake can be different here are some of my standard settings for those of you using the TotalScan Transducer in a kayak....

Converting Google Earth Waypoints to Lowrance

Converting Google Earth Waypoints to Lowrance

I'm not sure how many of you guys use Google Earth in your scouting before tournaments, but its a tool in my arsenal that I always take advantage of. Its a free resource that can give you a new look of an area besides a traditional lake map chart. What I have done is...

What Kind of Bass is this?

What Kind of Bass is this?

2017 Hobie Bass Open winner Jay Wallen recently caught a very interesting bass at Cedar Creek Lake in Kentucky. It has features of both a largemouth and smallmouth bass. A lake close to Ceder Creek Lake is known for having meanmouth bass (A hybrid between...

Hobie Bass Open Champ Jay Wallen Breaks Down Kentucky Lake

Hobie Bass Open Champ Jay Wallen Breaks Down Kentucky Lake

After finishing third in 2015 and 2016, Jay Wallen broke through to a win at the 2017 Hobie Bass Open. Here he breaks down his victory for Hobie Fishing. I think about this tournament in the winter time. When no one else is thinking about it, I’m thinking about...

Bass fishing on a kayak a rapidly growing sport

Bass fishing on a kayak a rapidly growing sport

Jay Wallen was bass fishing on Reelfoot Lake recently when his cellphone rang, breaking the silence of the morning that found him so far back in the sticks that he hadn’t heard the sound of a boat motor for hours. Other than buzzing mosquitoes and songbirds it was...

Wallen wins Hobie Open after three tries

Wallen wins Hobie Open after three tries

Kentucky Lake, Ky. – At last, he’s done it. After finishing third the past two years, Jay Wallen of Lexington, Kentucky has finally broken through with a victory at the annual Hobie Bass Open. “I’m on cloud 11. I don’t know if that’s a cloud but I’ll make it one,” he...

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