KBF Membership reminder

Hello everyone,

This is a friendly reminder that KBF requires membership registration by July 31st for anglers who expect to qualify for and attend the 2018 National Championship at Kentucky Lake next March. If you do not register as a KBF member by that time your spot will roll down to the next angler.

Remember that the top 5 anglers in the CKA standings will qualify for the National Championship. There is a tight numerical grouping at the top of our standings and some may not want to risk signing up only to finish 6th and not get a roll down. That is fine. But should you earn big points at the final two CKA events and make our top 5 after the deadline,  please understand there is nothing we can do about it. The next KBF member in the standings will get that spot.

Additionally, if you are a CKA angler who has already qualified for the National Championship through some other format such as an Open, Trail event or On-line Challenge, please remember that you must register for the National Championship on Tourneyx. You do not yet have to pay, but you do have to register.

We would hate for some of you to miss out on a chance at the National Championship because of a deadline, so we are posting this as a reminder. We are a KBF affiliate and we  encourage membership. KBF offers varied memberships options, including military discounts, lifetime memberships, student memberships, etc.For more information, see the KBF membership page at the following link: http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/membership/

 

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

 

 Top Ten Limits of the Year:

NAME Limit
Length
Place
MITCHELL RHODES 62.50 1
PC HAWJ 62.50 2
JAMES SARTIN 61.25 3
BUSTER SWISHER 59.00 4
Danny Whitaker 58.25 5
BRANDON JESSUP 57.50 6
MATT HAWJ 57.50 7
WAYNE BUTLER 57.50 8
CALVIN KELLER 57.50 9
MARCUS SMITH 57.50 10

 

Top individual bass by length (2017)

Angler

Fish Length Lake
Brad Crater 24.00 Falls
David Jordan 23.25 Falls
Jim Lor 22.25 Falls
Wayne Butler 22.25 Hickory
Danny Whitaker 22.00 Jordan
Mitchell Rhodes 22.00 Randleman
Mitchell Rhodes 21.75 Jordan
Buster Swisher 21.75 Randleman
PC Hawj 21.75 Randleman
Mitchell Rhodes 21.50 Jordan
Jamie Denison 21.50 Randleman
John Vue 21.25 Falls
Austin Vang 21.25 Randleman
Ryan Dills 21.25 Randleman
Ralph Nolan 21.25 Randleman
Calvin Keller 21.00 Randleman
James Sartin 21.00

Jordan

 

Click on the file below for the CKA AOY standings through July 10, 2017.

CKA AOY Standings 07102017

CKA Photo Gallery: Randleman Lake

Hello everyone,

We are catching up on posts, and apologize for the delay. Our site was transferred to a new server last week and we had some changes to make.

We updated the 2017 gallery with photos from Randleman, including action shots that were not posted to Facebook. Thank you everyone for making it a great tournament and congratulations to the winners on both the CKA and KBF events! Thank you also to Get:Outdoors for hosting the Captains Meeting, and all of our sponsors. Wilderness Systems deserves a special thanks for providing the Radar 115! You can see the photo gallery here: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1586

We will post AOY update and details for the Shearon Harris event in the coming days. One quick note about the Harris tournament: both ramps will be available to anglers, and CKA staff will be at each for the morning check ins/meetings.

 

 

 

CKA AOY Update June 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!!

CKA Update: Randleman Lake Tournament/KBF Trail event

Hello everyone, this is an update about CKA preparations for the next event on July 8th at Randleman Lake. Like the event we held earlier this season at Falls Lake, this will be be a 2 tournament event, with parallel competitions. One event will be CKA Tournament #6 and the other will be a KBF Trail event  (anglers can register for one or both). As before, there will be additional prizes and the KBF Trail event guarantees $1,000 for 1st place if at least 30 anglers participate. And also as before, we expect a big crowd of anglers from around the region and country.

We are currently tending to logistics and will communicate additional details in the coming days. A few early points for those planning travel:

a) The Friday night (July 7) Captains Meeting will be held at Get:Outdoors in Greensboro, N.C.

b) This will be a multi-launch event, with the lake’s two launches available to anglers.

c) Sign up for the Trail event is already available on Tourneyx. CKA event sign up will be available soon!

We will post complete details in the coming days, as well as CKA AOY updates, photo gallery updates, etc.

Sincerely,

Larry, Wayne, Henry and Cory