The 2017 Gate City Classic

For the fourth consecutive year, Get:Outdoors hosted the Gate City Classic, a North Carolina Triad based kayak bass fishing event that brings the CKA regular season to a close. The Gate City Classic provides anglers one last chance to dethrone the AOY points leader, qualify for the CKA Tournament of Champions and KBF National Championship, and offers prizes and food to celebrate the CKA fishing season.

This year’s Gate City Classic followed tradition in that it shuffled rankings and welcomed new anglers to the winner’s circle. 42 anglers fished this season’s event at their choice of 6 different area lakes, and CKA paid out to 4th place. The 5th place angler won the Picasso Lures lucky draw prize package, an assortment of lures valued over $100. Additionally, the raffles provided event prizes to all anglers in attendance, and the kayak raffle was completed, and a lucky angler by the name of Sam Nhia won the Native Slayer Propel.

Finally, P.C. Hawj was crowned Angler of the Year (expect a full post with complete standings, and more about P.C.’s impressive season, later today). 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. Congratulations to P.C.!

The Gate City Classic’s winning anglers were:

1st place: Tommy Xiong (60″)

2nd place: Jamie Denison (56″)

3rd Place: Ralph Nolan (55″)

4th place: Matt Hawj  (54.75″)

5th place (Picasso Lures Prize): John Vue

Click here to see complete event standings on TourneyX

Click here to see photos from the event!


Gate City Classic 2017

CKA Tournament 8

The Gate City Classic

Multi-Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament

September 30th, 2017

Hi everyone, and get ready for the Gate City Classic! As many of you know, the Classic is when we celebrate our season with fishing and food and announce the AOY. A number of prizes, qualifications and details are also determined on this final day of the regular season. They include:

  • AOY winner. The CKA Angler of the Year wins a Jackson Cuda HD, Yak Attack Black Pak, a Bending Branches paddle and a $500 Get:Outdoors gift certificate
  • Five KBF National Championship slots,
  • The kayak raffle winner (every angler has one entry for each tournament he or she fished). If you fished even a single event this season, you could win a Native Slayer Propel 13!
  • The final standings for the top 25 anglers who will proceed to the Tournament of Champions of October .
  • Location selection for the Tournament of Champions. The lake is drawn after the Classic and Final standings are announced.

This is a multi-lake event. All details are below:

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Thanking the CKA Sponsors

As we head into the final two events of the CKA tournament season, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsors for their continued generosity. Whether it is a new kayak, a cooler, a store discount, some fishing lures or a kayak accessory, the items we raffle to anglers or that they win in competition are nice to take home at the end of the day. It is important to remember that the companies who donate their products do so not only so that anglers will promote the products; they also want you to use and enjoy them. In the end, their generosity is a way of showing appreciation to the anglers who fish the events and help us grow the sport at a competitive level.

Please take time in September to show your support for our sponsors. Visit their websites and stores, order their products, or just say write them to say thank you. We all work hard together to make the tournaments possible, and it’s time for us to show our gratitude to the sponsors who donate that extra bonus  prize or two or three to each event. 

Our Sponsor Sites

Bending Branches:

Boone Dox:

Dave’s Tournament tackle:

Gandy Lure Co:

Get: Outdoors

Jackson Kayak:

Native Watercraft:

Picasso Lures:

Stryker Jigs:

Wilderness Systems:

Yak Attack:

13 Fishing: