Lake Mackintosh Tournament Preview: Return of the Mack

Lake Mackintosh Tournament Preview: Return of the Mack

Since 2020, when CKA and CCKF adopted the five fish limit, the two clubs have fished about seventy tournaments in North Carolina. In those seventy tournaments, nine limits of 100” or longer have been submitted to leaderboards. Of those nine limits, four of them came from Lake Mackintosh. The numbers are staggering. Lake Mackintosh has outproduced its nearest rival (Jordan) by twice the amount (four 100” limits to two). When it comes to delivering 100” limits to kayak anglers, Lake Mackintosh is the most productive fishery in North Carolina. And…

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Dontrell Sullivan Wins Big Day At Jordan Lake

Dontrell Sullivan Wins Big Day At Jordan Lake

Jordan Lake has quietly been attracting the attention of fisheries experts for several years now. Did it start when Major League Fishing put up big numbers there in 2019? Or when a several bass over 10 pounds in weight were caught at Jordan earlier this decade, including a pair of twelve pounders? Was it the recent stocking of Florida strain largemouth bass to amplify the fishery’s potential? All of the above? Whatever and whenever it was, CKA has made Jordan a regular trail stop for more than one decade. As…

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Tournament of Champions qualifying to heat up at Jordan Lake

Tournament of Champions qualifying to heat up at Jordan Lake

Tournament of Champions Qualifying As it stands, only two CKA anglers are locked into spots for the 2024 Tournament of Champions. Having won individual tournaments each, both Justin Faircloth and Will Lambert are qualified. The rest of the field remains open as we head into the next event at Jordan Lake, presented by Carolina Waters. With four events to go and thousands of dollars in prizes on the line, the remaining spots will go to: 15% of the CKA membership will qualify (18 spots) 2024 Angler of the Year 2024…

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Malena takes ROY lead, Lambert sets club record at Randleman

Malena takes ROY lead, Lambert sets club record at Randleman

We have reached the exact mid-way point of the 2024 CKA season. With four tournaments completed, the race for Angler of the Year has tightened up, the Rookie of the Year race remains wide open, and qualifying for the Tournament of Champions is also largely indeterminate. Looking ahead, Jordan, Mackintosh, Mayo and the Gate City Classic remain on the regular season schedule, followed by the Tournament of Champions and the Battle on the Border. That’s a lot of good fishing, and a lot can change between now and then. Malena…

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CKA Angler of the Year Update

CKA Angler of the Year Update

The next two CKA tournaments will decide a lot. If you are confident about Randleman and Jordan, get ready to fish. The summer bite is heating up and our Angler of the Year Race presented by Get Outdoors Paddle and Pedal is wide open. Two weeks from now you may find yourself fishing like a boss and staring down Mackintosh on July 20th like it’s the end of a Clint Eastwood movie. It’s still anyone’s title to win this season. Why? That’s because we have only fished three tournaments so…

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