Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

The weather held off, just long enough. Saturday, the fourth of May, 2024, saw a big crowd of North Carolina’s kayak anglers descend on Falls Lake for the third event of the 2024 CKA season. The sky threatened rain all day, but rarely delivered more than a sprinkle. The hesitant weather made for a great topwater bite in some areas at the combined event that took place alongside CKA’s tournament; the Carolina Classic grew in its second year, with competitors from Foothills Kayak Anglers and the host, Central Carolina Kayak…

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A Preview of the 2024 Carolina Classic

A Preview of the 2024 Carolina Classic

CKA Tournament 3  Falls Lake May 4th, 2024 Presented by On the Water Innovations For the third event of the 2024 season powered by Dakota Lithium Batteries, CKA returns to Falls Lake for the first time in more than two years. Currently, our club has an amazing early season points race brewing for Angler of the Year. Additionally, we have been lucky so far with weather forecasts for our events – CKA has hit on all the best weekends of the season to date (and based on current models, Falls…

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CKA Event 2 Recap: High Rock

CKA Event 2 Recap: High Rock

The majority of area kayak tournaments this season have been marred by poor weather, with high winds, rain or both complicating affairs. And when the cold fronts aren’t spoiling bites, boating pressure on the lakes has been intense. Crazy weather, skittish bass and busy lakes: that is springtime tournament fishing. But stable temperatures delivered a picture-perfect spring day for North Carolina tournament anglers. With an FKA/MMKS joint event in the western half of the state and CKA in the middle, anglers had events to choose from on a clear spring…

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Rule Change: CKA, NC Wildlife and U.S. Coast Guard Lighting Rules Explained

Rule Change: CKA, NC Wildlife and U.S. Coast Guard Lighting Rules Explained

CKA Kayak Lighting Requirements and Laws for Man-Powered vs. Motor-Powered Boats in North Carolina New rule effective March 24, 2024: All anglers must display a white light that is visible 360 degrees between sunset and sunrise to ensure safety during tournament hours. This is to explain spirit of the rule, the law and the exceptions to be aware of. The easiest solution: buy a Yak Attack VISIpoleII, mount it and you are ready to fish. General Explanation CKA requires the maximum visibility when launching on large bodies of water shared…

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Faircloth Wins Burlington Bash

Faircloth Wins Burlington Bash

Summary Carolina Kayak Anglers’ 2024 season began with a throwback event: the Burlington Bash. The tournament was invented by former director Larry Anderson, prior to his move to Tennessee. Anglers love fishing the Haw River basin’s fertile (and overlooked) lakes, and when announcing a smaller CKA trail footprint for 2024, it was the perfect fit. The weather leading up to the event was also perfect – almost. At mid-week, it seemed like the event would produce a wild bite and big limits. While it produced a few of the latter,…

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