CKA Tournament #7
Shearon Harris Lake, NC
August 5, 2017
Welcome anglers to event #7 of the 2017 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on August 5th at Shearon Harris Lake. This will be a multi-launch event using the two public ramps at the lake. The format is a 3 fish (black bass) limit tournament with anglers posting fish to Tourney X.
This post contains
- lake and license information,
- rules (and links to complete rules)
- Captains Meetings time and location info
- Tournament Start/End Times
- Post-Event Check-In info
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Hello everyone and thanks again to all of the anglers who recently fished at Lake Badin, as well as our sponsors for their generosity. CKA tournament attendance is up from last year and we are on track break our seasonal attendance record. A few numbers below, courtesy of Mr. Butler:
- 296 Anglers have fished in our 5 events to date
- 139 different people have fished at least one of our events in 2017
- 60 angler average per event
Once again, we thank everyone who competes with us to make CKA the most well-attended series in the state. These numbers would be even higher if some of our veteran anglers were not busy traveling to compete at KBF Trail events that have conflicted with our tournaments. The other side of that story is that we have welcomed many new kayak anglers to the series, and they have infused it with new talent.
We have updated the Angler of the Year standings through 5 events (Norman, Falls, Jordan, Hickory and Badin). With 3 events remaining in the season there is room for earning points and the battle for the top spot remains close. Also, there is room to qualify for the top 5 (who qualify for KBF National Championship) and the Top 25.
An Excel file of the current and complete AOY standings can be found at this link: CKA AOY Standings 06192017
This PDF file contains the Badin Lake standings only: CKA_Event__5_Badin_Lake_Standings -Updated
We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Randleman on July 8th!!
CKA Event #5
Lake Badin, NC
June 3, 2017
CKA welcomes Anglers to Event #5 on Badin Lake (last visited by us in 2014). It’s the Southernmost Lake on the Yadkin/Pee-Dee river chain and one of the oldest impounded lakes in North Carolina.
Badin contains 5,350 surface acres of water, 115 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 90 feet with a maximum depth of 190 feet. This diverse fishery hosts all three major Black Bass species (Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted Bass) as well as Striped Bass and Walleye. With its deep structure, rocky islands, grassy shorelines, flats, points and boat docks, there will be ample opportunity for every style of fishing.
This will be a single launch event from the Badin Public Access and Swimming area. The area is in a small park, just north of the boat launch at the southern end of the lake. Anglers will also check back into this same area at the conclusion of the event.
There are four events remaining (not including the October Top 25 event)…… The AOY standings remain very competitive. Remember that CKA takes the angler’s best six event finishes for the season towards your AOY points, so there is still a great opportunity to work towards both AOY and the top 25.
Sign Up: 5:00am – 5:45am
*** Sign up ends sharply at 5:45am, we will not be able to accommodate late anglers***
*** Anglers may launch from either the park or the ramp but please note the Captains meeting will be held on the water at the park area***
Blast Off: 6:00am
*** Captains meeting on the water just before blast off. Anglers must stay within designated area***
Check In: 2:00pm (late penalties start at 2:01pm)
Photo Upload Cutoff: 2:30pm
Sign up and Pay at Tourney X: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-tournament-5-badin-lake
38828 NC 740
New London, NC 28127
The attached PDF file contains the official AOY standings through the first 3 events of the 2017 CKA season. Click the link below to access the file.
Overall, attendance is up and the race to AOY is close! But it isn’t over, because 5 tournaments remain. Remember: only your top 6 event scores count toward AOY, so there is plenty of time to compete, catch up to and displace anglers currently at the top of the standings.
AOY points determine the Angler of the Year, anglers (5) who will qualify for the KBF National Championship, and also the 25 anglers who will qualify for the CKA Tournament of Champions in October.
Thanks to everyone who has come out for events, thank you to our generous sponsors, and we will see everyone at Lake Hickory on May 13th!
CKA AOY Standings 04122017
I can’t thank everyone enough for the incredible support for the CKA over the first two events. As a first year group working together (Cory and Wayne are the veterans) running CKA, we are continually reflecting on what we can do to continue to improve the series.
Starting with the Jordan Lake event (April 8th), anglers will see improvement in the efficiency of the check-in and weigh-in processes. We want to ensure that we properly highlight our sponsors, highlight the achievements of the winning anglers and also be fully aware that everyone has had a long day (and at times a long drive home) so we can let anglers be on their way in a timely manner. And so we will begin now with raffles and sponsors (while staff finalizes submissions and prepares the winner’s circle), then proceed to winnings.
One major adjustment we are making is the manner in which we collect entry fees. We have become increasingly uncomfortable with having the large amounts of money generated at these events being held by an individual with risk that it could be compromised (lost, stolen etc.). In addition, it is simply just a matter of safety.
With that being said, starting with this tournament cycle and the Jordan Lake sign up, we will be introducing PayPal as the preferred manner of paying for entry fees. Cory will be setting up the account which will be published ASAP with the Jordan Lake Tournament details to allow people to get familiar with the payment system. I know there may be hesitation from some but I assure you it is completely safe, insured, free and super easy to set up. Cory and I have personally used it since it was introduced several years ago. Many of you most likely already use it and it can be linked to your bank account, credit card and a few other methods. It will also allow us to funnel winnings directly back into accounts without having to handle large amounts of cash.
We would definitely like to get 100% PayPal participation for Jordan but I do understand we need to get everyone comfortable with using it. I would like to offer anyone who may be skeptical using this method to contact us via the CKA Message option on this Facebook page with questions and concerns, I will also gladly touch base with anyone to help work through any questions and concerns with this change.
Again, thank you all for the incredible support and we look forward to bigger and better things to come.
Larry and CKA