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April 2016 Newsletter

The Spring Conference in Placer County is a major highlight of the April newsletter. Click on the link below to check it out!

April 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

There are a lot of exciting things going on in OWAC. Check out the February newsletter at the link below to learn more!

February 2016 Newsletter

Oceanside, California – January 18, 2016 - Who said Top Gun is only about Navy Strike Fighter Pilots?  In 2015, Hobie® introduced their first Top Guns: a fiercely driven group of kayak anglers chosen from the company’s Fishing Team. For 2016, a new slate of Top Guns will build on the legacy of the company’s original fishing aces. The purpose of this elite group is to educate and share information about fishing from their Hobie kayaks, whether it involves strategy, a bit of good luck or simply passion.

To support and enhance the popularity of fishing out of Hobie kayaks, the Top Guns are tasked to share the kayak fishing techniques and tactics that have won them titles and admiration. The content they produce will be a combination of video, photos and web stories.  This 2016 class of Top Guns was selected from across the United States based on their tournament performance, trophy catches, and enthusiasm for sharing the Hobie Way of Life with their respective Hobie retail partners and communities.

Kayak anglers are invited to get acquainted with this second wave of Top Guns by logging onto, follow the “Community” tab and selecting a Top Gun on the Hobie Fishing Team page. New articles or video will be posted regularly covering tackle tips, particular species, getting the most out of rigging, “fish stories” and much more.

Benton Parrott

Larry Laumann

Shawn Barham

Brandon Barton
Christina Weber
Matt Vann

Gareth Uyeda
Kevin Uyeda

Kevin Workman

Quinton Echols

Jeff Anderson

Brad Hole

Robert Wendel

For more information on this program or to contact any of the 2016 Top Guns, contact Ingrid Niehaus. (949) 499-2225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brasil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.







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