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Wednesday, 17 March 2021 13:41

Rus Snyders Wins 2021 Hobie B.O.S Broken Bow Event

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Rus Snyders, a 39-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee, walked away as the winner of the 2021 Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S) Anchored by Power-Pole Broken Bow event.
Over the past four years, Snyders has accomplished 62 top-ten finishes in 84 kayaks, so his win is just the latest in a long line of accomplishments. With his 170.5 inches of bigmouth bass, Snyders dominated the event from beginning to end. 
 
Second place in the tournament went to Justin Brewer from Lincoln, Arkansas with his total of 168.25 inches. In third was Luke Aryan of Owasso, Oklahoma with his ten-fish, two-day total of 164 inches. Over the course of the tournament, 586 bass were decked by 110 competitors as they battled it out for more than $21,000 in prizes. The valuable points for the B.O.S Angler of the Year award presented by Farwide was also a big motivator for many of the anglers. 
 
Tournament director A. J. McWhorter said that for the third tournament of the year they saw plenty of fish, dished out substantial prize money, and enjoyed the beautiful and remote waters of McCurtain Country, Oklahoma. He mentioned that it was their first stop ever in the Sooner State and that it did not disappoint. McWhorter expressed his delight at so many anglers from across the country making the trip and praised the area for its picturesque setting as well as the great restaurants and entertainment venues. 
 
Snyders, who was fishing his second Hobie B.O.S of the year, said that he hasn't fished Broken Bow Reservoice before but felt comfortable because it felt to him like a mixture of a Tennesse lake and a California lake. After his three days of pre-fishing, his competition strategy was to start close to the dam at the south end of the lake. It paid off as after only two hours he was ready to cull. Day 2 saw him head back to the points where he had success. However, according to Snyders, his early lead didn't mean things were as easy as they looked for him. He mentioned that outside of the early morning bites it was generally tough fishing for him for the rest of the day.
 
Brewer, who was fishing in his first tournament of the season, also had a tough time and didn't hit his first Day-1 bass until almost noon. Meanwhile, Aryan focused on isolated fish suspended in deep water around bait balls for a ninth-place finish on Day 1 and the top score for Day 2. At the end of the event Snyders took home $6,200, Brewer $3,850 - which included the $400 Bassin' Big Bass award, and Aryan $2,200. All three of them also qualified for the Hobie Tournament of Champions on Lake Eufaula, Alabama in November of this year. 
 
For more information, or to register for an event visit https://hobiebos.com/
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