CKA Tournament 1 Presented by Basstrail.com
Shearon Harris Reservoir, NC
February 20, 2021
Welcome Anglers to 2021 season. If you are new to the Trail, welcome aboard and good luck in the Rookie of the Year race. If you are a CKA regular then you know the battle for Angler of the Year will be long and difficult against some of the best competition in the entire country.
We began last season at Shearon Harris, and Larry Moua landed a 24.25” LM Bass on his way to victory that day. That’s why we fish the lake – two of the 24” fish landed in CKA tournaments came from its waters. Who will catch the third 24” from Harris?
Shearon Harris is a small lake that fishes big. Many of you know it well and fish it hard, and year round. But the lake changes dramatically from day to day and during the late winter and early spring it can deliver the limit of a lifetime.
Which lake will show up? Will the bite be deep or shallow? Let’s find out as we begin our season on the best big bass fishery in the region!
A few reminders:
- CKA has streamlined sign up and payment system for the 2021 season. All tournament fees are now through TourneyX.
- CKA membership fees are now paid directly to:
- CKA has a new payout structure. See website for details.
- Make sure you have a valid NC Fishing License
For additional updates, visit:
CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/
View the event page for full rules and details here:
CKA 1 Shearon Harris
2021 CKA Membership is open! This year, CKA is planning to use 100% of membership fees for awards and for the Tournament of Champions payouts. CKA will also be adding more end of year awards for various achievements, so stay tuned!
The $40 membership benefits include:
- 15% off at Get:Outdoors
- Qualification for the $500 2021 Length Lunker prize sponsored by Faircloth Chimney Sweeps
- Angler of the Year – Best 5 plus Gate City Classic points
- Rookie of the Year – Best 3 plus Gate City Classic points
- Tournament of Champions – Winners of each event and top in points qualify (25 angler cap)
- 15% off CKA Apparel (Shirts, hats and hoodies all coming soon)
- Title Sponsors and Member fees boost payouts!
To pay your 2021 Membership, click on the “Buy Now” PayPal tab on the left side of the screen.
The CKA website has received an average of 30,000 views per year over the past 4 seasons. Through it, our anglers, sponsors and prospective competitors learn about the club, events and support our sponsors.
Our website is also a history of the club, including its KBF Partner work, its charity work and the history of the AOY/ROY races.
We have added a new feature: the CKA Hall of Champions. It is a near-complete list of every 1st place event winner. It includes notable statistics from the club’s history, too, and some rare historic photos. Is your name on it?
CKA Hall of Champions
Beginning with Marcus Smith’s win at Santee-Cooper and ending with Cory Dreyer’s top 10 finish at Guntersville Lake in the KBF National Championship, the 2020 season produced many highlights for CKA anglers in KBF competition, including an RAOY title and yet another State Challenge Series points champion.
For a complete overview of the CKA/KBF 2020 year in review, click here
For an updated photo gallery, click here: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1125
A Charity Event for Drew Blair
On October 25th, 2020, Drew Blair woke up and headed outside to his truck. As usual, he was planning on spending the day at Shearon Harris reservoir catching bass on his beloved frog pattern. Only his truck, kayak, fishing gear and rods were not in his driveway. His kayak was recovered, but his other fishing gear was a total loss. So was his pedal drive.
Drew is a CKA angler, a friend, a brother and a fellow competitor. CKA is asking the North Carolina kayak community to join and help Drew replace his stolen gear. And because so many of us have enjoyed fun days with Drew on the water, we are going to have some fun replacing that gear: by catching fish.
This will be a week-long event, from Saturday, Oct 31st to Saturday, Nov 7th. It coincides with the CCKF tournament at Shearon Harris on Saturday Nov. 7th, and ends that same day at 4 pm.
- TourneyX has graciously donated tournament support and a charity page. The entry fee for the event is $40. All entry fees from this tournament go directly to Drew Blair’s Paypal account.
Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/the-blair-fish-project Read more “The Blair Fish Project”