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 […]

Ron Champion

From Richmond Hill Georgia, USA, a seasoned Bass fishing, tournament angler, with over 30 years of competitive fishing experience. Coming over to kayak fishing from bass boats, it did not take Champion long to make an impact in the kayak world. Since 2013 he has competed in over 300 kayak tournaments and over half of […]


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 […]


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.

Mike Cheatham

Shortly after I purchased my first kayak, I decided to participate in a local kayak fishing tournament. Following that experience, I upgraded to a Hobie Pro Angler 12, and my life has never been the same since. I now dedicate a significant portion of my time to fishing after retiring last year, which has provided […]

Alex Rudd

I was born and raised in East Tennessee, and I continue to call it my home. Fishing is my passion, and I spend the majority of my time indulging in it. I’ve had the privilege of embarking on exciting adventures that have led me to explore various parts of this incredible country. Whether it’s flipping […]