March 13, 2021
The Burlington Brawl
Lake Mackintosh. Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Cammack
4 Lakes, 5 Launches.
Our second event is a multi-lake event on the Burlington area lakes. The largest of those lakes is Mackintosh, a lake familiar to CKA. The other three lakes – Cammack, Stony Creek and Graham-Mebane – are relatively new to the Trail. With the exception of Graham-Mebane all are Burlington City lakes with special restrictions. Please abide by all state and local rules. A few general points:
please bring exact change for launch fees. Lake authorities stressed this point, and it speeds up check in. Your launch fee is not included in the sign up.
If you contact lake authorities and ask them to open early, then any angler who is present at that time can enter, pay and launch.
We will release the identifier code across our social media (FB, Twitter, IG) on Friday night at 8 pm. Contact: CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/
Note: The same time must and will apply to all ramps and lakes for lines in. As it stands, the time below will apply to all anglers, regardless of when gates open.
View the event details here: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=4777
- Do you have a valid North Carolina fishing license?
- Do you have exact change/cash to pay launch fees at the ramps?
- If you plan to keep your tournament points, did you pay your membership fee?
- Did you review the rules, practice using Tourneyx, and check the competition and post-tournament meeting times?
- Are your location settings turned On in both the “Privacy” settings and web browser settings on your smart phone? (This will allow you to upload fish)
- Did you register for the event at Tourneyx?
- Did you print out multiple identifier cards, and put a spare (with a sharpie) in your kayak in case you lose one?
- Do you have an approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)?
- Do you have a 360 degree visible light for early launches?
- Do you have a Ketch measuring board?
- If using a motor, is your vessel registration current?
- Are you ready to catch some fish?!?!?!?!
p.s. We will release the event code to write on the ID card on Friday at 8 pm. It will appear on CKA Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. It will not appear in TourneyX or on the CKA website.
Once again Denny Romero of On The Water Innovations (OTWI) has come through with a “surprise” giveaway of a Tourney Lite kayak trailer! This will be the third season where OTWI has supported CKA, and we all couldn’t be more grateful for the support!
In previous years, you needed to fish at least 6 events, and then your name would be dropped in a hat for a drawing help at the Gate City Classic. In 2019, Teng Yang won the drawing of the first OTWI Tourney Double trailer which was powder coasted in a spectacular custom color. In 2020, Rick Morris was the Tourney Lite winner with the custom black with red, white and blue flake powder coat.
For 2021, the only requirement is that you are fishing the event that Denny decides to show up with the trailer. Which one is it? Denny doesn’t even know yet! The event could be Harris on February 20th, or at the Gate City Classic on September 11th, or any event in between! The more events you show up to, the better the odds for being there for the drawing!
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.