Event 7: Lake Mackintosh

CKA Tournament 7

Lake Mackintosh

August 11, 2018

 Welcome Anglers to 2018 Tournament #7, and the second to last event of the regular season! Please note the important info below about launch times.

Both the AOY and ROY races are tight. Here is what is at stake in the final two events:

  • CKA Tournament of Champions Qualification
  • KBF National Championship Qualification
  • Angler of the Year & Rookie of the Year crowns

We last fished Mackintosh for a single event in August of 2016. Lake Mackintosh (1,100 acres) has no horsepower restrictions for gas boats, but a large area for non-gas watercraft and boats on the western, Guilford County end.  It is a city lake with special restrictions so please abide by all state and local rules.

This will be a multi-launch event using both the Guilford and Alamance ramps. CKA staff will be available at both launches to collect entry fees in the morning beginning at 6 am. We will hold the check in at the Guilford ramp at the end of the day.

Sign up here at Tourneyx:  https://tourneyx.com/app/category/nc—carolina-kayak-anglers/

We will release the identifier code across our social media on Friday night at 8 pm.

CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Note: If the launch time changes we will notify anglers via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The same launch time must and will apply to both ramps. As it stands, the times below will apply to all anglers, regardless of when gates open. We encourage anglers to arrive early, so that if an employee is late opening the gate our TD’s can nonetheless collect fees. Please be patient, because the two launches are managed by separate entities.

Remember also to bring extra cash to pay launch fees at the lake!

 

Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W, TourneyX, Big Fish fees). Does not include ramp fees.
Event Date August 11th 2018
Format 3 fish (8” minimum). Hawg Trough, Fish Stik or Ketch Board measuring device required.     
Entry fee payments/check in. 6 am:6:30
Launch Variable
 

Lines in

Lines out

 

6:45 am

2:00 pm

Photo Cut-off 2:30 pm
Check in 3:00 pm at Guilford-Mackintosh Marina

 

Launches

  • Lake Mackintosh Marina, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 – $5 launch fee. Tel: 336-538-0896 –
  • Guilford-Mackintosh Marina (Lake Macintosh), 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, N.C. This is the western side of the lake, with an area that restricts use of gas-powered engines.

AOY & ROY Standings update

Hey everyone! With prize updates out of the way, the most recent standings are ready!

Links to the ROY and AOY standings after Jordan Lake are posted below. With 6 events in the bag, AOY competitors will begin to shed low scores. The same is true of ROY, but that process began after the 4th event (Harris). Remember that tight races are decided by mere points, and this year’s races are tight at the top – anything can happen!

Additionally, anglers who are not yet in the top 25 can still qualify for the Tournament of Champions by improving scores over the last 2 events or also by winning an overall event.

CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018

CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018

 

CKA Tournament of Champions Prizes and Format

CKA established the Tournament of Champions in 2016 to provide an end-of-season event for the top anglers on our trail. Fun and prizes are the event’s focus. Denny Romero won that inaugural 1-day event on the Yadkin River and Melvin Yang won last year’s expanded 2-day event at Lake Norman (for a short history, click here).

This year’s event (October 13 & 14) will again expand and improve the tournament. First, it will be a best 10 fish event (5/5 over two days). Second, it will be held on a lake the CKA has not fished this season (we will announce the lake at the Gate City Classic). Third, the field will expand slightly: in addition to the top 25, winners of individual events, the AOY and ROY will qualify (we also awarded a spot to the winner of the Bass event at the Boonedox Yadkin Slam).

 Finally, a new expanded range of prizes have been organized. It includes:

$1,000 guaranteed for 1st place

An additional $1,500 in cash prizes spread out over the field (days 1 & 2)

Free overnight camping accommodations for the top 10

Sponsor product giveaways

A Custom engraved trophy, designed by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies.

& more!

 

Angler of the Year prize announcement

Hello everyone! Here is the 2nd of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!

CKA crowns an Angler of the Year at the finish of every tournament season. The AOY is determined by the sum of an angler’s best tournaments over the course of a season. Beginning with our first season in 2014, when Buster Swisher won the first CKA AOY trophy, CKA has recognized a hard won AOY every year. This year has been competitive, with several anglers (Melvin Yang, Bob Dainton, PC Hawj) holding the top spot at some point. This is partly due to the new points system – one bad day on the water, or one strong finish, can swing anglers in and out of the top spot. With 6 events in the bag, anglers will now begin shedding their lowest point totals, so anything can happen in the two remaining tournaments.

When it is over, the 2018 AOY will be determined at the Gate City Classic. The AOY prize package includes:

 

A Native Slayer XC 12 Kayak

$500 Get Outdoors Gift Certificate

Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)

A Custom engraved trophy, designed by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies.

& more!

2018 Rookie of the Year Prize Announcement

Hello everyone, and here we go with the 1st of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!

CKA welcomes new anglers every season but our first time tournament anglers increased dramatically in 2017. And because many were already strong anglers prior to fishing CKA we decided to incentivize competition by establishing a rookie of the year prize for the 2018 season. What we didn’t anticipate was the turnout, skill level and new friends that the new anglers brought to the group this season.  It exceeded all expectations and we are grateful.

The ROY will be announced at the Gate City Classic, and with 2 events left it remains an open race. The prize package includes:

$250 cash prize

A new Carver kayak cover

Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)

A Custom engraved trophy by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies Online.