First of all, we extend congratulations to P.C. Hawj, the 2017 Angler of the Year! By winning two consecutive events in June and July, P.C. won the A.O.Y. title and prizes, which included a new Jackson Cuda HD, a new Bending Branches Ace paddle, a new YakAttack BlackPak, and a $500 Get Outdoors gift card. For more information about his season follow the link to the AOY 2017 page on our website.
Congratulations also to the anglers who qualified for the Tournament of Champions at Lake Norman! (We will post event info and sign up links tomorrow).
Click on the link below to see also the CKA top 25, the final regular season standings follow, and to access the full record of individual events on TourneyX.
Thanks to all who competed this season and to all of our sponsors!
AOY 2017 & Top 25
Hi everyone, and thank you to all those who attended the Shearon Harris event ten days ago. We have more news to post in the coming days and weeks, but for now – the updated Angler of the Year standings are up!
You can see the new rankings in the pdf file attachment beneath this paragraph. We have fished 7 tournament events this season and your lowest score was culled. This has created additional movement on the board, as anglers who did well at Shearon Harris advanced several places, while another restored his lead. The race is not yet finished but it has tightened up near the top. Remember that qualification remains open for the CKA Tournament of Champions, so a spot in the top 25 remains within reach for many anglers.
Click on file for CKA AOY update (August 7, 2017): CKA AOY Standings 08072017
Additionally. Mr. Butler has updated the “Big Bass” lake, limit and angler stats. As you can see below, Harris surpassed Falls (and nearly caught Randleman) for the number of big bass the lake gave up, Harris fish took 3 of the top 5 big bass slots, and we have a new top limit as well.
Read more “August CKA AOY Update”
Hello everyone and thanks again to all of the anglers who recently fished at Randleman on both the CKA and KBF Trail event sides of the board (or both!). We are posting the CKA AOY update file (see below). Note that the leader position has been overtaken!
We are also including here the latest installment of “CKA by the numbers” courtesy of Mr. Butler. It includes tournament attendance stats, lakes by number of 20″ fish caught and lists of the top limits and bass caught to this point.
- 151 different Anglers have competed in CKA events this season.
- 364 total anglers have competed in CKA events this season.
- CKA events average 61 anglers per event
- 42 bass > 20” have been submitted and accepted to CKA events.
- Below is a list of how many were landed at each lake we have fished:
- Norman = 0
- Falls = 12
- Jordan = 8
- Hickory = 2
- Badin = 1
- Randleman = 19
Read more “CKA AOY update July 2017”
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!!
Hello everyone, and thanks again to all of the anglers who fished at Lake Hickory this past weekend, as well as our sponsors for their generosity. This is a quick post to inform you we have updated the Angler of the Year standings through 4 events (Norman, Falls, Jordan and Hickory). With 4 events remaining in the season there is plenty of room for earning points and gaining ground for the top spot, the top 5 (who qualify for KBF National Championship) and the Top 25.
The current AOY file can be found at this link: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=2223
We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Badin on June 3rd!