CKA 2017 AOY update

Hello everyone, and thanks again to all of the anglers who fished at Lake Hickory this past weekend, as well as our sponsors for their generosity. This is a quick post to inform you we have updated the Angler of the Year standings through 4 events (Norman, Falls, Jordan and Hickory). With 4 events remaining in the season there is plenty of room for earning points and gaining ground for the top spot, the top 5 (who qualify for KBF National Championship) and the Top 25.

The current AOY file can be found at this link: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=2223

We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Badin on June 3rd!

 

CKA Tournament 5: Lake Badin

CKA Event #5

Lake Badin, NC

June 3, 2017

 

CKA welcomes Anglers to Event #5 on Badin Lake (last visited by us in 2014). It’s the Southernmost Lake on the Yadkin/Pee-Dee river chain and one of the oldest impounded lakes in North Carolina.

Badin contains 5,350 surface acres of water, 115 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 90 feet with a maximum depth of 190 feet. This diverse fishery hosts all three major Black Bass species (Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted Bass) as well as Striped Bass and Walleye.  With its deep structure, rocky islands, grassy shorelines, flats, points and boat docks, there will be ample opportunity for every style of fishing.

This will be a single launch event from the Badin Public Access and Swimming area. The area is in a small park, just north of the boat launch at the southern end of the lake. Anglers will also check back into this same area at the conclusion of the event.

There are four events remaining (not including the October Top 25 event)…… The AOY standings remain very competitive. Remember that CKA takes the angler’s best six event finishes for the season towards your AOY points, so there is still a great opportunity to work towards both AOY and the top 25.

Sign Up:     5:00am – 5:45am

*** Sign up ends sharply at 5:45am, we will not be able to accommodate late anglers***

*** Anglers may launch from either the park or the ramp but please note the Captains meeting will be held on the water at   the park area***

 

Blast Off:     6:00am

*** Captains meeting on the water just before blast off. Anglers must stay within designated area***

Check In:      2:00pm (late penalties start at 2:01pm)

Photo Upload Cutoff:    2:30pm

 

Sign up and Pay at Tourney X: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-tournament-5-badin-lake

 

Launch Address:

38828 NC 740

New London, NC 28127

 

 

Get: Outdoors Discount for CKA Anglers

With kayak fishing season in full swing, this is a reminder that our primary sponsor Get:Outdoors offers all current CKA anglers a 15% discount on all in-store products. Get:Outdoors currently has all the latest kayak fishing gear from major brands, and the discount applies to all products in the shop.

To qualify for the discount:

  • You must have fished a CKA event during the 2017 season.
  • Purchase your product in-store (not on-line)
  • Make your purchase before the end of the 2017 calendar year.

CKA thanks Get:Outdoors for its support of our series. Please support them, too.

Contact Cory Dreyer for more details or if you have questions: (800) 450-6819

Visit the website, then visit the store: http://shopgetoutdoors.com/

 

CKA Tournament #4: Lake Hickory

CKA Event #4
Lake Hickory, NC
May 13, 2017

CKA welcomes anglers to Event #4 on the naturally beautiful Lake Hickory.  CKA moves operations to the western side of North Carolina for its first ever visit to this 4200 acre gem on the upper end of the Catawba River chain. Crystal clear waters, steady water levels and sandy bottom will have anglers fishing docks, points and natural shorelines.

This will be a single launch event from the Wittenburg Landing Access area. Anglers will also check back into this same area at the conclusion of the event. Additional prize and raffle items will again include the Lucky Draw Bag Prize Package from Picasso Lures for the first angler out of the money a selection of Gandy Lures and a new Bending Branches paddle!

Remember that CKA takes the angler’s best six event finishes for the season towards your AOY points, so with 5 events left there is still a great opportunity to work towards both AOY and the top 25.

Sign Up:     5:15am – 6:00am

*** Sign up ends sharply at 6:00am, we will not be able to accommodate late Anglers***

Blast Off:     6:15am 

*** Captains meeting on the water just before blast off. Anglers must stay within designated area***

Check In:        2:30pm (late penalties start at 2:31pm)

Photo Upload Cutoff:    3:00pm

Sign up and Pay at Tourney X:https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-4-lake-hickory

 

Launch Address:

Wittenburg Landing

193-229 Wildlife Access Rd.

 Hickory, NC 28601

 

CKA Photo Gallery Update, News, etc

After a busy start, our 2017 kayak fishing season has a short break between events. We are currently preparing all the write up info, sign up and event logistics for our next tournament at Lake Hickory (for launch info, see the new banner on the website).

The CKA staff is also taking this time to adjust the site. Let us know if you have comments or questions and we will make changes. We’ve already clarified some language in the sign up instructions on the “Tournaments” page, for example (Thanks, Garrett!).

In addition, we have updated the photo gallery with photos from Lake Jordan. You can see it here: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1586 If you’d like your pics added to the site, email them to us!

Thanks again to our anglers and sponsors for making this a special season. Remember: there are 5 events left so there is plenty of time to catch up in the AOY standings!

Sincerely,

Cory, Wayne, Larry and Henry