CKA 2017 Year in Review

Carolina Kayak Anglers: 2017 Year in Review

CKA has become one of the nation’s most widely recognized state-based kayak tournament fishing series. This is entirely due to the great anglers who participate in the tournaments. You drive to compete in our tournaments on North Carolina’s excellent bass fisheries. You grind for fish over long days, enduring the wind and the rain, the sun and the heat. You compete locally and nationally, and at a high level in both. So there is no other way to begin this review than to acknowledge a simple fact: CKA anglers made 2017 the year that turned CKA from a popular regional series into a nationally recognized one.

A simple fact confirms this: when we held the joint CKA/KBF Trail events at Falls Lake and Randleman, you turned out in large numbers, making them the two of the three most well attended events of the season. Yes, the prizes were big, but the nation’s top kayak anglers were also there. CKA anglers stepped up against the strongest competition of the season and won1st place in both events.

And so, we have to begin our year in review with an expression of gratitude: thank you all for making it a great season.

For the season itself, 2017 featured larger payouts, great attendance, big limits, big fish and a number of other milestones. The numbers below paint that picture.

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CKA 2017 Photo Gallery Falls Lake

We’ve added photographs to our 2017 gallery from the Falls Lake events on Saturday, March 11th as well as shots from the Captains’ Meeting on March 10.

Quick recap: Congratulations to Rick Rowland and Brandon Jessup on their wins today. Rick took the win for the KBF Trail event and H.O.W. Big Bass while Brandon took the CKA win today. Brad Crater took home the CKA big bass honors today with a 24″ monster (see the photo in our gallery)! Congrats to everyone who placed and thank you to everyone who attended the weekend meetings and events. This was a landmark event for our sport and by far the largest turnout we have ever had!

Once again, thank you to our sponsors Bending branches, Stryker Jigs, Gandy Lure Co and Picasso Lures for the great prizes!

View the 2017 CKA gallery: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1586

You can also see submitted catch photos on Tourneyx:

CKA Falls Lake CPR photos: https://www.tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-2-falls-lake

KBF Trail Falls Lake link: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2017-kbf-trail-fallslake

KBF Heroes on the Water Big Bass Brawl link: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2017-kbf-how-big-bass-brawl-falls-lake

 

CKA Event #2/KBF Trail Event Info

CKA/KBF Trail Event

Falls Lake, NC

March 11, 2017

Captains Meetings (Fri 7:00 pm or Saturday 5:00 a.m.)

Competition Time: Launch 6:30 a.m., Lines Out 3:00 pm

Check in: by 4:00 pm

 

  Overview

Welcome to the 2nd CKA tournament of the 2017 season. This multi-launch tournament will be held on March 11th on Falls Lake in the NC Triangle. The event will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event.  Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously. This post contains all the information of our earlier event posts in one place. Please save it for future reference.

The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on Tourney X. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members.  This post contains

  • lake and license information,
  • boundaries and rules (and links to complete rules)
  • launch and boundary information
  • Registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

For additional updates, visit:

CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

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CKA 2017 Event #2 Falls Lake (Post II)

CKA/KBF Trail Event

Falls Lake, NC

March 11, 2017

 Overview

Welcome anglers to the 2nd CKA tournament of the 2017 season. The tournament will be held on March 11th on Falls Lake in the NC Triangle. The event will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event.  Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously.

The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on TourneyX. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members.  This informational post is the second of two about this exciting, large and complex event. This post contains:

  • Registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

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CKA 2017 Tournament Event #2: Falls Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 Overview

Welcome anglers to the 2nd CKA tournament of the 2017 season. The tournament will be held on March 11th on Falls Lake in the NC Triangle. The event will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event.  Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously.

The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on Tourney X. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members. The Trail event registration cost is lower with KBF membership ($50  for members) and anglers can accumulate KBF AOY points and register for the Bass Bucks program for additional prizes. This informational post is the first of two about this exciting, large and complex event. This post contains

  • lake and license information,
  • boundaries and rules (and links to complete rules)
  • launch and boundary information
  • Preliminary schedule

Read more “CKA 2017 Tournament Event #2: Falls Lake”