Event 7: Lake Mackintosh

CKA Tournament 7

Lake Mackintosh

August 11, 2018

 Welcome Anglers to 2018 Tournament #7, and the second to last event of the regular season! Please note the important info below about launch times.

Both the AOY and ROY races are tight. Here is what is at stake in the final two events:

  • CKA Tournament of Champions Qualification
  • KBF National Championship Qualification
  • Angler of the Year & Rookie of the Year crowns

We last fished Mackintosh for a single event in August of 2016. Lake Mackintosh (1,100 acres) has no horsepower restrictions for gas boats, but a large area for non-gas watercraft and boats on the western, Guilford County end.  It is a city lake with special restrictions so please abide by all state and local rules.

This will be a multi-launch event using both the Guilford and Alamance ramps. CKA staff will be available at both launches to collect entry fees in the morning beginning at 6 am. We will hold the check in at the Guilford ramp at the end of the day.

Sign up here at Tourneyx:  https://tourneyx.com/app/category/nc—carolina-kayak-anglers/

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Angler of the Year prize announcement

Hello everyone! Here is the 2nd of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!

CKA crowns an Angler of the Year at the finish of every tournament season. The AOY is determined by the sum of an angler’s best tournaments over the course of a season. Beginning with our first season in 2014, when Buster Swisher won the first CKA AOY trophy, CKA has recognized a hard won AOY every year. This year has been competitive, with several anglers (Melvin Yang, Bob Dainton, PC Hawj) holding the top spot at some point. This is partly due to the new points system – one bad day on the water, or one strong finish, can swing anglers in and out of the top spot. With 6 events in the bag, anglers will now begin shedding their lowest point totals, so anything can happen in the two remaining tournaments.

When it is over, the 2018 AOY will be determined at the Gate City Classic. The AOY prize package includes:

 

A Native Slayer XC 12 Kayak

$500 Get Outdoors Gift Certificate

Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)

A Custom engraved trophy, designed by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies.

& more!

2018 Rookie of the Year Prize Announcement

Hello everyone, and here we go with the 1st of 3 separate announcements for the end of season prizes!

CKA welcomes new anglers every season but our first time tournament anglers increased dramatically in 2017. And because many were already strong anglers prior to fishing CKA we decided to incentivize competition by establishing a rookie of the year prize for the 2018 season. What we didn’t anticipate was the turnout, skill level and new friends that the new anglers brought to the group this season.  It exceeded all expectations and we are grateful.

The ROY will be announced at the Gate City Classic, and with 2 events left it remains an open race. The prize package includes:

$250 cash prize

A new Carver kayak cover

Qualifying spot in the CKA Tournament of Champions (October 13-14)

A Custom engraved trophy by artist Ross Myer (FL) at Bass Trophies Online.

Tournament #6: Jordan Lake

B. Everett Jordan Lake, NC

July 14, 2018

 Overview

Welcome anglers to Event #6 of the 2018 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on Jordan Lake, a lake that has been fishing well this season – it has given up two 12 pound Largemouth Bass in the past 6 months!

Jordan Lake is fed from several large, fish-filled tributaries, primarily the Haw River to the northwest and New Hope Creek to the northeast. Standing timber, channels, grassy points and flats form much of the lake’s north and middle sections, while the Haw River channel and steep banks, grassy points and islands shape the lake’s lower and deeper half.

We will use a multi-launch format on Jordan Lake. See the list of allowed ramps at the bottom of the post. Keep in mind that launch or day-use fees apply at some areas. We are also using an earlier launch/earlier finish time in order to get anglers on the morning bite and to avoid heavier afternoon boat traffic.

As always, print your ID early, and fill in the code when it is released Friday night before the event.

Anglers will pay in cash for the event on Saturday morning at the Ebenezer Boat Launch between 4:15 and 5 am.

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KBF Big Bass Brawl at Harris Trail Event

Hi everyone,

As we gear up to compete on Harris this coming Saturday, we want to inform you of an opportunity to compete for additional prize money. KBF runs a Big Bass Brawl at every major Trail and Open event. Here is how it works:

  • Sign up at the KBF store for the Harris Trail Big Bass Brawl (see link below)
  • The biggest bass posted every hour wins $50 for the event.
  • $500 goes to the angler with the biggest bass in the tournament.
  • Up to $950 in Big bass money may be paid out over the course of the event

The cost to sign up is only $25. If you do not sign up, you are not eligible. Register at this link:

https://kbfstore.com/products/kbf-big-bass-brawl?variant=7485562126372