2018 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship TV Special

You’ve heard the stories of the huge bass and limits that CKA anglers catch at Kentucky Lake. You’ve seen the photos of CKA anglers with big checks, new kayaks and other prizes.

You’ve also heard of the pounding waves, brutal weather patterns and exhausting 20 hour days we endure to compete at the KBF National Championship every season.

This year, it’s going to be on television.

Tune in tomorrow to watch the KBF National Championship special on the Sportsman Channel (Saturday, June 23rd 9 pm) to watch the all-new KBF 1 hour special. It will be shown again also on Sunday and Wednesday.

For a complete schedule and also to watch the trailer featuring CKA anglers Cory Dreyer and Jamie Denison, click here:

http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/kayak-bass-fishing-national-championships/

 

CKA Tournament 4: Kerr Scott Lake

CKA Tournament 4

Scott Kerr Lake, NC

May 12, 2018

Advance notice: please read the info below the paragraphs carefully!

Kerr Scott is another new lake to the CKA Trail. There is a story as to how it was chosen. While debating lakes for the 2018 season, the CKA directors reached a deadlock over a May date and lake. Rather than concede, one of us chose a random lake from a map, a lake he had never heard of, fished or seen in his life. One of his opponents then said, “you know, that’s a great lake. That could work out.” Therefore, all the usual factors for lake selection went out the window. We did not choose this lake based on popularity or season, angler feedback or another trail’s schedule or for any reason at all. It was random.

In sum, 3 of the first 4 lakes of the 2018 CKA season (Hyco, High Rock, and Scott Kerr) were new to our series and the 4th (Hickory) is a recent addition. We set out to shake everyone out of their comfort zone. The result we hoped for has come to pass: attendance is far outpacing 2017 and this year’s AOY standings are more competitive, making for wide open AOY and ROY races.

Scott Kerr is located in the northwest Piedmont, near Wilkesboro. It is one of 4 Piedmont lakes run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There will be (7) launches eligible listed below. There is also camping and rental cabins, which can be found at this link.

  • Anglers will sign up through TourneyX at https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-tournament-event-4-w.kerr-scott-reservoir . You will not pay through Tourneyx. The Entry Fee for this event will be paid at the Dam Site Park morning sign in between 5:00am -5:45am. Anglers will leave after a brief Captains Meeting to reach their ramps.
  • Anglers are to remain within 30 yards of a launch area prior to the 6:15am start time. Anglers may have kayaks in the water but will not be permitted to leave early to get to fishing areas.
  • Blank identifiers will be available on TourneyX approximately one week prior to the event (we recommend printing a few extras).
  • Unique identifier CODES will be released Friday 5/11 at 8:00pm EST on the CKA social media (Facebook and Twitter). We will provide instructions at that time for how to populate the identifier.
  • TourneyX sign up will be cutoff on Friday 5/11 at 11:00pm EST.
  • Budget time for travel from your launch to check in.
  • Remember you must be present at check in no later than 2:45 pm. If you need help with or have issues uploading your fish, please make an attempt to be at the Check-In Area early.
  • ALL ANGLERS ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN IN AT THE CHECK IN SITE (DAM SITE PARK) BY 2:45PM. IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE SHEET, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR FISH AND SCORE ONLY 20 POINTS TOWARDS AOY.

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Rookie of the Year update

Hi everyone,

We posted the updated ROY standings after 3 events. This race keeps shifting and it’s fun to watch all the new anglers (26!) battle for position. A lot can change because only your top 4 scores count, and anglers will begin replacing low scores after the next event at Kerr Scott on May 12th.

You can see the standings at this page: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3111

 

AOY and ROY Updates

Hi everyone, and thanks again to all who fished at Hickory. We have created new pages for the 2018 ROY and AOY standings. AOY and ROY charts with the top of the standings as well as pdf files of complete standings can be accessed at the links below. We will update them periodically.

The TD’s have noticed that the early AOY race is tighter than it has ever been in years past and there are many new names, as well as familiar names having great early season runs. The ROY race is also exceeding our expectations, and it is great to see so many new folks competing hard in the events. Additionally, it looks as though the new, expanded points system will create increased shifts in the standings as the race continues. In short, keep grinding!

We are grateful for everyone’s participation and we’ll see you all at High Rock this coming Saturday for the combined CKA/KBS event!

The 2018 ROY page: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3111

The 2018 AOY page: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3108

CKA Rookie of the Year Standings Update

Hi everyone,

As we announced a few months ago, CKA will honor the Rookie of the Year in 2018. This award will go to the highest ranked 1st year angler in the series based on the aggregate of his or her 4 best event scores. In addition to other prizes the CKA 2018 Rookie of the Year will also receive an invite to the 2-day Tournament of Champions in mid-October.

We were very excited to see so many 1st time anglers sign up for the tournament at Hyco. It was great to meet so many new people interested in the sport and the CKA series. We hope to see more new folks in the mix as the season unfolds, too.

We will periodically update and publish the ROY standings. Here are the current Rookie Of The Year standings after Hyco:

NAME Hyco Rank
Graham Reay
189 1
Mark Wilkins
171 2
John Stone
167 3
Anthony Brinkley
165 4
Mike Wimmer
164 5
Keith McGee
155 6
Terry Wheeler Jr
154 7
Bernie Garrett
152 8
Ker Xiong
147 9
Ryan Freeman
145 10
Lee Payne
144 11
Brandon Bertovich 20 12
Travis Bevill
20 12
James Blackburn
20 12
Brad Clayton
20 12
Eric Garcia-Ochoa
20 12
Kayla Ingram
20 12
Matt Kaufmann
20 12
Josh Lewis
20 12
Chris Morris
20 12
JEREMY SMITH
20 12
Tony Tant
20 12
David Truban
20 12