Frequently Asked Questions


1. Is membership required to fish in CKA events?

No. CKA is not a membership-based series. Anglers can fish one event or all of them by simply registering at the morning check-in, paying a fee, and fishing the event.


2. Does the CKA payout the entirety of the tournament fees that it collects?

Yes, but only after charitable contribution to Heroes on the Water is deducted and the TourneyX fee is paid. Please see the payout chart in the tournament section of the website, here.


3. When do tournaments begin?

Launch time will depend on a number of factors including sunrise and safe light, weather conditions, and other factors at the launch ramps. Generally speaking, all launch times are posted well ahead of every event, but subject to change. CKA will immediately inform its anglers of any change to a posted launch time or event.


4. How do I collect a tournament prize?

All anglers who are in prize contention must be present at the announcement of final standings at the end of each event. In order to collect a prize, anglers must be present at the event. This rule applies to both single event prizes and end-of-season awards.


5. Does the CKA Tournament Director and Staff compete in CKA events?

Yes. In order to guarantee thorough and fair judging of photos CKA has adopted the TourneyX system. A portion of the angler’s entry fee goes to pay an external judge to evaluate event catches submitted by CKA anglers to the site. Catches submitted by directors are subject to the same rules as yours.


6. Do I have to be a KBF Member to participate in KBF events?

No. CKA is a partner of the KBF (and follows KBF rules with some modifications), but CKA anglers are not required to be KBF members. CKA’s KBF partnership provides CKA members with a chance to qualify in national events sponsored by KBF, and the arrangement provides CKA members with a chance to participate in another level of our growing sport. CKA encourages participation and membership in KBF, but it is not required to fish CKA events.