The Hobie Fishing Anglers Challenge, an online fishing tournament sponsored by Hobie Fishing for November 2008, has been announced by Hobie Fishing and 123Fish.Com.

Kayak anglers from throughout the Southeast will compete in a catch-photo-release format targeting Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout for over $3000 in prizes including a grand prize Hobie Mirage Revolution fishing kayak.

The month-long tournament is for kayak anglers from any geographic location where Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout are found, from Texas to Florida along the Gulf Coast, and from Florida up through Virginia on the Eastern Seaboard.

Kayak anglers will compete for universal Hobie Kayak Fishing products such as anchor systems, storage/transport products, safety products, assorted kayak rigging accessories, and apparel.

The top 20 anglers will qualify for entry into the Grand Prize drawing and are allocated drawing tickets based on their finishing place.

According to Vince Console, Fishing Product Manager for Hobie Cat Company, "Hobie is excited to bring this great format to kayak anglers across the country. It's a great way to get anglers from around the country together and Hobie welcomes the opportunity to show the fishing industry exactly why Hobie Fishing is the leader in kayak fishing".

Entry to the tournament is $20, and anglers will utilize the 321Fish.Com online angler management system to register, check-in, and score their fish. Anglers can register and get complete rules and prize details online at