CKA AOY update July 2017

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”

CKA Tournament 5: Lake Badin

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

 

Launch Address:

38828 NC 740

New London, NC 28127

 

 

CKA at the 2017 KBF National Championship

Competitive fishing against the nation’s top kayak anglers requires considerable determination and skill. Once again our Carolina Kayak Anglers rose to that challenge and fished extremely well at the KBF National Championship and related events on Kentucky Lake this past weekend. The CKA staff is grateful and thankful that CKA anglers devoted time and resources to making the journey to Kentucky Lake for the KBF Championship in 2016 and 2017.

Below is a side by side example of how our anglers performed this year when compared to last. We have listed only the anglers who placed or were near the top of the standings.

We also want to thank others who competed – Jim Lor, Matt Hawj, John Ladd, Joey Sullivan, Brian Falbe, Dustin Matthews, Duane Houser and Hank Veggian – with respectable showings in all events this past week. The larger national events give us more than money to compete for, and that is the opportunity to travel, have fun and enjoy fishing on a great bass lake. We also thank KBF, all the sponsors and families who support our anglers, our fellow competitors from the U.S. and Canada who participated, and the great states of Kentucky and Tennessee.


2016 KBF National Championship                     2017 KBF National Championship

5th place Shelly Efird                                            3rd place Rick Rowland

7th place Jim Lor                                                  5th Place Cory Dreyer

16th place Cory Dreyer                                         14th place Stewart Venable

20th place Jamie Denison                                      16th place Shelly Efird

29th place Aaron Miller                                          31st place Denny Romero
                                                                         35th place P.C. Hawj

2016 KBF Open KY Lake                                    2017 KBF Open KY Lake

11th place Jamie Denison                                      1st place Rick Rowland 

13th place Henry Veggian                                       3rd place Cory Dreyer

                                                                          12th place Austin Vang

                                                                           13th place Shelly Efird 

2016 Big Bass Brawl KY Lake                             2017 Big Bass Brawl KY Lake

9th place Cory Dreyer                                              5th place Bob Dainton

13th place Henry Veggian                                        16th place Brandon Jessup

15th place Shelly Efird                                             20th place Rick Rowland

17th place John Ladd

18th place Buster Swisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CKA Tournament #3: Jordan Lake Multi-Launch

CKA Event #3

B. Everett Jordan Lake, NC

April 8, 2017

The CKA is pleased to announce a multi-launch format for event #3 on Jordan Lake. We invite all kayak bass anglers to join us on the entire Jordan Lake Recreation Area for this  event!

About the lake: Jordan Lake is fed by several large, fish-filled tributaries, primarily from the Haw River to the west and New Hope Creek from the northeast. Standing timber, channels and flats form much of the lake’s north and middle sections while the Haw River channel, steep banks and islands shape the lake’s lower half. Jordan challenges anglers at times but the lake has been producing excellent size and numbers so far this season. This event will positively contrast our early season event at the lake two years ago, when the snow and flooding subdued the bite. By all reports high lake levels have improved fishing since the winter floods of 2015 and 2016. In sum, fishing at Jordan Lake is excellent right now and this event will be a great one!

Date: April 8, 2017

Sign Up: 5:15am–6:00am (Captains Meeting to Immediately Follow) @Ebenezer Launch Area. Anglers then depart for their launch locations.

Lines In:     6:45am

Lines Out:  3:00pm

Check In:    4:00pm @Robeson Creek Boat Access

Fee: $45.00 Entry (Includes H.O.W, TourneyX, Big Fish fees)

Format: 3 fish (8” minimum). Hawg Trough measuring board required.      

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions!

Sign up & Pay on Tourneyxhttps://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-3-jordan-lake

Additionally, we will raffle more sponsor items from Get Outdoors PaddlesportsYakAttack, Gandy Lure Company, Stryker Jigs, Bending Branches and other sponsors at this event.

Please review the rules.

Eligible Launch Sites

The following sites are approved launch areas. Note that seasonal / launch fees may apply (Anglers are responsible for knowing and paying the fee separately).

Read more “CKA Tournament #3: Jordan Lake Multi-Launch”

CKA Partner Special Announcement: KBF Membership Giveaway!

 

Carolina Kayak anglers has a longstanding professional relationship with Kayak Bass Fishing. As a KBF partner, CKA is awarded qualifying slots at the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship, AOY points, and other exclusive offers. This year, for example, CKA will co-host two KBF Trail Series events (March 11th at Falls Lake, and July 8th at Lake Randleman).

Kayak Bass Fishing has also donated three free memberships to be distributed to non-KBF members who compete in CKA events this season. CKA will distribute the 3 memberships to the top placing non-KBF members at Lake Norman, this Saturday, February 18th! If you win a free membership, you will receive access to the discounts, AOY points and other member perks that KBF offers to its members. For example, anglers who are KBF members can register at the member rate for the KBF Trail Event at Falls Lake on March 11th and begin earning AOY points there.

CKA wishes to thank Kayak Bass Fishing for its generosity and support of our series and its anglers. For more information on what KBF Membership provides, see the KBF website.