The Hobie BOS is coming to the California Delta, arguably the most famous frog pattern body of water in the United States! Our participants will be treated to amazing fishing during a strong tidal phase in the delta. The new moon will create a lot of current throughout the body of water and get even the most sluggish river bass to jump on a frog fished on top of matted grass. Come fish for the money or the fish of a lifetime!
Check the Hobie BOS Handbook for more series details and rules for this event.
Please sign these documents before 12:00 pm Friday August 14th.
Hobie BOS Photo Release and Liability (All competitors must sign)
Hobie BOS COVID Release for Adults (Choose if you are 18 yrs or older)
Hobie BOS COVID Release for Minors (Choose if you are 17 yrs or younger)
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W Fremont St
Stockton, CA 95202
Hotel block with discounted rates available. To get a discounted rate, please call (209) 944-1140 and mention Hobie BOS. King and double queen rooms available for $119 per night.
Public Access Launches:
Any PUBLIC Launch, ramp, or access on the California Delta connected to the San Joaquin river River and Sacramento River (within the tournament boundaries) will be considered legal. Anglers are responsible for any payment of ramp access and following parking and ramp rules at any chosen fishing location.
North Boundary – Hwy 50 to I-80
East Boundary – Hwy 99
South Boundary – Hwy 132
West Boundary – I-880
Visual Boundary Aid
Guide usage and communication is now off limits
Official practice period begins.
August 13th- Registration Ends at 12:00 pm CST. Anglers must be registered and have the all waivers turned back into to Hobie. Registration at the Drive thru Check- in will not be available.
*NOTE: Registration is ending Thursday (one day earlier than we usual) so do not miss out! Registration is CLOSED on Friday!
*Detailed check-in instructions and waivers will be provided closer to the event date.
4:00 pm – Practice ends
4:30 pm – 6:30pm – Drive Thru Check-in/ Board Check
7:00 pm – Safety and Rules meeting
5:30am – First Launch
6:00 am – First Cast
2:00 pm – Fishing ends
3:00 pm – Submission deadline
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Day 2 Check-in
6:30 pm – Day 2 Meeting
5:30 am – First Launch
6:00 am – First Cast
2:00 pm – Fishing Ends
3:00 pm – Submission Deadline
5:00 pm – Awards ceremony
Hobie BOS – California Delta Winners
The competitors have had all their fished judged and the top 6 paid anglers are as follows:
1st Daniel Balaba – $3,280 Tournament of Champions Qualifier
2nd Pua Yang – $1,900 Tournament of Champions Qualifier
3rd John Myers – $1,250 Tournament of Champions Qualifier
4th Yenhoua Yang – $1,100
5th Dang Xiong – $1,000
6th David Borofka – $900
In a massive run on Day 1 with a 94.50″ limit, Daniel Balaba kept up his lead and sealed the win with a total limit 181.00″! We can’t wait to find out what his pattern was that kicked out a kicker fish from each day. His big bass on day 2 was 21.50″!
Coming up all the way from 19th place to 2nd place is Pua Yang who submitted the largest limit on Day 2 of 89.75″ and an event total of 167.00″. He had a tremendous fishing day even in the rain, lightning and ripping currents of the Delta. Fantastic performance Pua!
Our third place finisher, John Myers had a consistent limit which held him in the top 5 on day 1 leading into day 2. His combined total is 166.25″. Congratulations to you John Myers! You also have a ticket punched for the Tournament of Champions on the Tennessee River. Time to test your skills on a different river.
Our Bassin’ Big Bass Check goes to David Borofka with his 22.00″ toad caught earlier on Day 2!
Thank you to all our competitors and for showing your fishing skills on the California Delta!