Rookie of the Year Overview

Kayak bass fishing is a growing sport, and currently tens of thousands of anglers compete in tournaments across the nation (and world) every year. Attendance increases with every CKA season bringing new anglers to the sport. Now as CKA enters its 5th season (2018) we have established a new prize category, the Rookie of the Year. This category recognizes anglers who are new to CKA’s tournament trail.

The Rookie who achieves the four highest event point totals at the conclusion of the 2018 season (Gate City Kayak Classic) will be our first ever Rookie of the Year.


  • Eligible participants cannot have fished any CKA events in the first 4 years. Season 5 must be your first season.
  • No additional entry required.
  • Eligible participants will have their (4) best finishing point events count towards the title.
  • Please contact CKA via Facebook Messenger and/or the CKA Website to identify yourself as eligible and that you will be participating (results will be posted throughout the season).
  • Prize announcement will be coming soon and throughout the year as we continue to build upon a one of a kind prize package.
  • Rookie of the Year receives an automatic bid to the entry-free Tournament of Champions in October.