Eric Thomason

Let me start by saying I’ve been in this sport for nearly ten years, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with kayak fishing, especially using Hobie as my primary competitive kayak. Over the years, I’ve competed at a high level, winning multiple Angler of the Year awards, securing several top ten finishes nationally, and making […]

Daniel Lyons

Fishing has been my lifelong passion. Growing up in South Louisiana, I can’t recall a time when I didn’t have a fishing rod in hand. In 2007, I moved to East Tennessee, bought a bass boat, and started competing in tournaments. In 2016, I purchased my first kayak and began competing in kayak tournaments. I […]

BOB Briskie

I am an Army Combat Veteran and avid kayak angler. I compete on the BASSMASTER Kayak Series national trail and actively promote partners and products I believe in. Growing the sport through competition, fellowship, and camaraderie, I look forward to providing Hobie and Travel Country with a marketable national trail series angler who consistently fishes […]


Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, we spent every summer as kids fishing for smallmouth on the river and hiking up into the mountains for trout on light tackle. I was one of the first members of the Bass Fishing Team at West Virginia University around 2010 as competitive college bass […]


Starting in 2016, I fell in love with fishing. Being limited to bank fishing, I had to find a way to explore more. After purchasing my first kayak in 2017, I discovered a statewide kayak series in Michigan called the Michigan Kayak Trail and dipped my toes into the kayak bass fishing realm joining in […]


Married with two children aged 1 and 4, I reside in Livonia, MI, where I serve as a Paid-On-Call Firefighter for the City of Plymouth. Alongside this role, I run a small business specializing in Residential & Commercial Power Washing. My love for the outdoors has been ingrained in me since childhood, and I’ve been […]


Raised along the shores of The Outer Banks, North Carolina, I was immersed in the world of competitive Pro/Am Bodyboarding from a young age. Though my focus has shifted towards Kayak Fishing in recent years, I’m grateful for the continued support I receive. Over a decade ago, I joined the esteemed Hobie Fishing Team, targeting […]


I’m a passionate kayak angler and expert in kayak rigging. My journey into competitive tournament fishing began three years ago, and last year, my team clinched the national championship in the KBT Series. Alongside participating in local trails, I secured second place twice and finished seventh in AOY standings.

Joe Meno

I am an avid fisherman who is passionate about kayak fishing. I am a multi species angler who lives on the Lake Erie. This gives me easy access to many types of fishing. I fish competitively in the Ohio trails and some national level events. I have 3 top 100 finishes in the BKFT National […]