John Donohue


“JD”, has had a love of fishing since the first time his parents allowed him to venture through the woods to the trout stream behind their house. Since hanging up his skates after a 20 year semi pro hockey career, he has been tirelessly fishing the waters of Southwest Florida and possesses an intimate knowledge of SW Florida’s premier kayak fishing destinations. JD specializes in stalking redfish and snook with artificial baits where high quality polarized sunglasses are a may be his must important tool. He is the South West Florida Regional for Hobie Kayaks Fishing Team. He was honored to be one of 42 anglers from 13 countries to fish in the Hobie World Championships in 2012.  He has been a proud member of the Hobie Polarized family for over five years. JD pens the “Hobie on the Water” column for the National edition of Coastal Angler Magazine, as well as his monthly “No Motor Required” offering each month in the Southwest Florida edition. He presents informative seminars at local tackle shops, works with fishing clubs throughout Florida.  It is clear that that JD will never be far from the water and he will have a rod in hand and a pair of Hobie Polarized glasses on his head.   JD is always available at