Earlier this May 2021, Captain Eric McDonald of Deep Blue Kayak Fishing LLC experienced an unprecedented event while kayak fishing in the ocean off the coast of Boynton Beach, Florida. McDonald is always careful to assist his clients when reeling in large billfish and this day was no different. While reeling in a 50-pound-plus sailfish, McDonald felt a huge KNOCK in the side of his Hobie Mirage Outback and noticed the tip of the sailfish’s bill was broken about six inches from its tip. The fish got away and the commotion quieted, so McDonald jumped in the water in disbelief to see if there was any damage to his kayak. He couldn’t find anything, and no water was coming aboard, so he brushed it off and finished up the Hobie kayak fishing charter. Sailfish in Florida reach about 60 pounds, so this was a pretty large fish, and McDonald was relieved to realize there was no damage.
The Hobie Outback is one of the Worlds top selling kayak for many reasons. With 17 years of history behind this model, the Hobie design team has continued to push the boundaries making old options the new standards. While the classic Outback was a legend, the all-new Outback is truly legendary. If you’re an avid kayaker or just getting into the sport, here are the top 3 reasons to buy the new Hobie Outback:
Attention all you kayak fisherman. You human powered, fish finder, rod holder, beer cooler, state-of-the-art, GoPro rigged yakkers tearing up the tournament trail and spreading the gospel of this emerging sport to all corners of the world… we have news for you. Kayak fishing, even the extreme kind, is nothing new. Evidence of this sport carbon dates to 2,000 BC when the indigenous people of the artic regions fished from driftwood frames covered in animal skins for salmon, cod, seals and even whales.
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