CKA Tournament 7: Shearon Harris Lake

CKA Tournament #7

Shearon Harris Lake, NC

August 5, 2017

Overview

Welcome anglers to event #7 of the 2017 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on August 5th at Shearon Harris Lake. This will be a multi-launch event using the two  public ramps at the lake. The format is a 3 fish (black bass) limit tournament with anglers posting fish to Tourney X.

This post contains

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

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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.

 

 

 

TourneyX Usage and Photo Review Update

We are now halfway through our first season utilizing Tourney X as our method of managing CPR tournament submissions. It honestly has been a great tool not only for tournament directors but for the anglers as well.  As is the case with any new tool there are both tech glitches and usage issues that arise and we thought at this point of the season it would be a good time to post some information and advice about a common usage problem. The two primary topics of this post are duplicate submissions and post-tournament photo review. Please read carefully.

One of the more pressing issues we are seeing this season is the mistaken submission of duplicate fish.  This generally happens when an angler hits the submit button again while a photo is already uploading or when an angler simply mistakes one photo of a fish for a photo of another fish. These are cases of angler error and not cases of cheating.

Nonetheless, anglers are ultimately responsible for uploading and maintaining the integrity of their photographed fish. This is why we give an extra 30 minutes after the check in to allow anglers to ensure they have uploaded the correct photographs. Although TourneyX is not visible for the last hour, anglers are still able to view and fix their own fish submissions (in both the web and app based tools) even while we have the site blacked out at day’s end (for an example, please reference figures 2 and 3 below). We recommend however that anglers avoid submitting and reviewing photos at the last minute. This can lead to mistakes at the end of a long, tiring day.

The CKA staff has a post event review process. Immediately after the event concludes, Tournament Directors review the winning fish before awarding prizes. In the following day(s), all submitted fish are reviewed a second time before the TourneyX CKA tournament standings are re-activated (fish are reviewed once during the event). If a duplicate fish is found during that process, we will DQ that fish and anglers will not be able to re-submit. Again, while judges score fish during the event, it is up to the angler to submit the correct fish. If a duplicate slips past us on a busy day, and it is caught later, it is still a duplicate and it will be taken down.

In summary:

  1. Carefully submit and review your catch.
  2. Do not trust the technology to manage your submissions. Review everything, and try to avoid last second submissions and reviews whenever possible.
  3. Duplicate fish submitted after an event has ended will be taken down and no re-submission will be allowed.

We understand that mistakes happen. We do not make executive decisions in order to punish anyone or embarrass anglers. It isn’t personal: it is simply about maintaining the stated rules. If you ever have a fish taken off the board, understand that. In the past an angler who has had a fish removed recognized his or her mistake and handled the removal well. We’d like to see that continue. Even more so, we would like for anglers to avoid the situation altogether, so please practice using TourneyX and review your fish during and after submission.

 

Assorted Advice:

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