Hi everyone, and thanks again to all who braved the grind at Shearon Harris! The big news is that there are new points leaders across the board!
The top 50 in the AOY race, the top 20 in the ROY race, and also complete standings can be accessed at the links below.
Get ready for Jordan Lake on July 14th!
Link to AOY standings : https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3108
Link to ROY standings : https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3111
CKA Tournament 5
KBF Trail Event
Shearon Harris Lake, NC
June 9th, 2017
Welcome anglers to event #5 of the 2018 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on June 9th at Shearon Harris Lake. This is our yearly visit to world renowned Shearon Harris and it is our first time hosting a KBF Trail on the lake. The tournament will be a multi-launch event using the two available public ramps at the lake.
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.
This post contains
- Lake and license information
- Boundaries and rules (and links to complete rules)
- Captains Meetings time and location info
- Tournament Start/End Times
- Registration links
- Post-Event Check-In info
For additional updates, visit:
CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/
KBF Trail on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/198411284075630/
Read more “Shearon Harris CKA/KBF Trail Event”
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.
Read more “CKA Tournament 4: Kerr Scott Lake”
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
Our first event of 2018 came during a good warming spell that woke up the fish on local lakes. We had 74 anglers turn out to enjoy the weather and a good bite on Lake Hyco. This was our first event on the lake; the lake staff treated us well and local businesses were happy to see us too. Thank you to everyone who attended and for patronizing our series, the lake and local stores.
As for the event itself: we shared the launch with a boat tournament and it went smoothly. There was fog on the lake at launch and it burned off by mid-morning. Not unsurprisingly, many of the best fish were caught during the early bite, which took place between two fronts – a cold front that came through late Friday and the wind and light rain that arrived Saturday in the late morning. Several early leaders held position through the day and in the end the tournament was decided by the smallest margins. On a day like Saturday, every small upgrade made a difference. Here are a few numbers:
- 162 fish were caught
- Nearly half the field (34 anglers) caught a limit
- The gap between 10th place and 1st place was only 4.5 inches
- The gap between 20th place and 1st place was only 7.25 inches
In the end, we paid out 10 places to faces new and familiar. Bob Dainton, who was director of Carolina Yakfish (the series that preceded CKA, but ended in 2013) won 1st place. By winning first place, Bob also qualified for the end of season CKA Tournament of Champions. Ron Gerber (now a CKA TD) placed 5th after not fishing with CKA for a couple of seasons. We also had two out of state anglers in the money: Casey Reed from Virginia won 4th fishing his second event with us, and Graham Reay from South Carolina won 6th place.
- Bob Dainton
- Jacob Miles
- Drew Blair
- Casey Reed
- Ron Gerber
- Graham Reay
- P.C. Hawj
- Eric Nelson
- Aaron Miller (Aaron also won the Big Bass pot)
- Shelly Efird
Additionally, Matt Hawj won the Manley Fishing Rod gift certificate, John Ladd won the Bending Branches Ace Angler paddle and Arlie Minton won the Carver Covers kayak cover. 6 anglers also won BioSpawn Lure Company lure sets.
We will post the first Rookie of the Year standings in the coming days, a photo gallery,and also other new info.
Full results can be seen here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2018-event-1-hyco-lake
Thanks again to everyone, and we will see you at Lake Hickory on March 31st!