CKA Event 8: The Gate City Classic and KBF Trail

The Gate City Classic

Multi-Lake Event

October 6th, 2018

Hi everyone, and get ready for the Gate City Classic! The Classic is when we conclude and celebrate our season with fishing and food. This year it will also be when we determine – for the first time – the CKA Rookie of the Year! A number of prizes, qualifications and details are also determined on this final day of the regular season. They include:

  • AOY winner. The CKA Angler of the Year wins a custom prize package
  • KBF National Championship slots for the top 5.
  • The final standings to determine anglers who will proceed to the Tournament of Champions on October 13th.
  • Location selection for the Tournament of Champions. The lake is announced after the Classic and Final standings are announced.

Additionally, this year’s event is notable because we will also host a KBF Trail event. Remember that the 2019 KBF National Championship will be a multi-lake event, so the Gate City Classic is an excellent practice event for qualified anglers. And because the KBF AOY race is tight, and many KBF anglers are jostling for position in “The Ten” at Bienville Plantation, we expect a large turnout for the combined events. 

  1. Event Details

As noted above, the Classic 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

  1. Registration
  2. Tournament Identifiers
  3. Boundaries and rules
  4. Launches
  5. Captains Meeting time and location info
  6. Tournament Start/End Times
  7. Post-Event Check-In info & KBF Trail Payouts
  8. Lake info

For additional updates, visit CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Now for the event details. Because this is a multi-lake event, please read carefully. Note that anglers pay to the Get Outdoors site below, and also register on Tourneyx!

  1. Registration

Entry fee for the classic is $50 and this will include your donation to HOW, your entry for big bass and placing.

To register for the CKA event, click here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-8-2018-gate-city-kayak-classic

To pay the registration for the CKA event, click here: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-gate-city-classic-kayak-fishing-tournament

To sign up for the KBF Trail, click here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2018-kbf-trail-38-gate-city-classic-nc

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration.

      2. Tournament ID’s

Your CKA ID will be posted at mid-week. Print spare copies, as always. The ID code will be posted to the CKA Facebook page on Friday night before the tournament (it will also appear on our Twitter and Instagram pages). Please write the ID posted on your ID card. The number must be visible in the photo and we must be able to read the ID number in order for the fish you submit to Tourneyx to be valid.

KBF Identifier codes will be released through Tourneyx and posted to the KBF ID page at this link: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/identifiers/

3. Boundaries and Rules

You are responsible for reading and following all CKA/KBF rules. All local lake rules also apply, so be careful to read the regulations for the lake you choose to fish. You can CKA rules at this link: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38

This joint event will follow KBF rules only, and dismiss any CKA exceptions to the KBF rules made on the CKA rules page. For example, motors are allowed for both events. This means that even an angler who only fishes the CKA event is still responsible for following KBF rules.

Therefore, anglers must be familiar with and follow KBF rules as well as all North Carolina fishing laws and local regulations as they apply to Randleman Lake.

 

LINK TO KBF RULES: http://www.kayakbassfishing.com/kbf-rules-overview/

   4. Launches

The tournament is a multi-launch event, and the listed lakes and access areas (below) will be the only eligible locations to launch. This is because KBF rules require equal access for all anglers. Keep in mind that some launches have limited space and different hours. Be sure to know the lake rules, arrive early, respect fellow boaters and be careful and helpful at the launches. There may also be additional launch fees.

Please keep in mind that CKA and KBF do not control access to the ramps and if a gate is closed or it opens late, there is nothing either series can do to change that fact.  Late opening will not affect check-in time at the end of the day, and all anglers must be present at Get Outdoors for check in before the deadline.

5. Captains Meeting

There will be a live Captains Meeting the night prior to the event. The first will be held  on Friday evening at Get Outdoors. Anglers are not required to attend the meeting, but strongly encouraged to do so. If you do not attend the meeting you must watch the virtual captains meeting on youtube at this link:

CKA will provide identifiers at the Captains meetings. KBF Trail anglers will receive their identifier codes through TourneyX and on the KBF identifier page of the KBF website. Those codes must be written correctly on the KBF identifier.

Captains Meeting (Friday, October 5th, 7:00 pm)

Place: Get: Outdoors

515 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

6. Tournament Start/End Times

Lines In: You may paddle to your spots but you cannot start fishing before 7:00 a.m.

Lines out: 3:00 p.m. Remember that you will not be able to post fish to TourneyX after 3 pm.

Tournament Check-In

We will meet at Get Outdoors. All anglers must be checked in by 4 pm. This means that you must present yourself at the check in desk by that time, without exception. The check in area will be next to the front register. 

Anglers must be present at the post-tournament check-in in order to collect prizes. If you leave the event early and will not attend the check-in, we ask that you send us a message so we know you are safe.

7. Check-In

Anglers must sign the check in sheet for each event in which they compete. Anglers must be in line at Get Outdoors to sign in by 4 pm. No exceptions!

Check-in location will be

Get Outdoors Address
1515 West Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27403

Tel: 336-294-3918

You must be signed in at Get Outdoors on Saturday by 4:00 p.m. or standard deductions apply (see rules). 

Note: KBF Trail events are complex events that require months of planning. After anglers compete, they should be aware of the following post-event processes and resources.

Note: be sure your Paypal address is correct in your KBF account

8. Tournament Lakes

You can fish your choice of the following launch locations as soon as the lake allows on the morning of the event. Hours vary at each launch.

  • Randleman Regional Reservoir
    Southwest Park, 3403 Wall Road, Greensboro, NC 27407 – $5
    336-641-3544 – No gasoline motors – No SUPs – 513 acres with no gas motors, 3,007 acres total
    7 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Randleman Marina, 7123 Adams Farm Road, Randleman, NC 27317 – $5
    336-498-5281 – Maximum speed limit 25 mph – No SUPs – 3,007 total acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Lake Higgins
    Higgins Marina, 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, Summerfield, NC 27358 – $6
    336-373-3739 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 226 acres
    8 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Oak Hollow Lake
    Oak Hollow Marina, 3431 North Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27265 – $5
    336-883-3494 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 800 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Lake Townsend
    Townsend Marina, 6332 Townsend Road, Brown Summit, NC 27214 – $6
    336-373-3694 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 1,542 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Lake Brandt
    Brandt Marina, 5945 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 – $6
    336-373-3741 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 816 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS

 

  • Lake Macintosh
    Lake Mackintosh Marina, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 – $5 launch fee. Tel: 336-538-0896 – No horsepower restrictions, but large area for non-gas – No SUPs – 1,100 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Guilford-Mackintosh Marina (Lake Macintosh), 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, N.C. This is the western side of the lake, with an area that restricts use of gas-powered engines.

 

 

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/

Read more “Event 7: Lake Mackintosh”

AOY & ROY Standings update

Hey everyone! With prize updates out of the way, the most recent standings are ready!

Links to the ROY and AOY standings after Jordan Lake are posted below. With 6 events in the bag, AOY competitors will begin to shed low scores. The same is true of ROY, but that process began after the 4th event (Harris). Remember that tight races are decided by mere points, and this year’s races are tight at the top – anything can happen!

Additionally, anglers who are not yet in the top 25 can still qualify for the Tournament of Champions by improving scores over the last 2 events or also by winning an overall event.

CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018

CKA 2018 AOY ROY Update 07222018

 

CKA Tournament of Champions Prizes and Format

CKA established the Tournament of Champions in 2016 to provide an end-of-season event for the top anglers on our trail. Fun and prizes are the event’s focus. Denny Romero won that inaugural 1-day event on the Yadkin River and Melvin Yang won last year’s expanded 2-day event at Lake Norman (for a short history, click here).

This year’s event (October 13 & 14) will again expand and improve the tournament. First, it will be a best 10 fish event (5/5 over two days). Second, it will be held on a lake the CKA has not fished this season (we will announce the lake at the Gate City Classic). Third, the field will expand slightly: in addition to the top 25, winners of individual events, the AOY and ROY will qualify (we also awarded a spot to the winner of the Bass event at the Boonedox Yadkin Slam).

 Finally, a new expanded range of prizes have been organized. It includes:

$1,000 guaranteed for 1st place

An additional $1,000 in cash prizes spread out over the field (days 1 & 2)*

Free overnight camping accommodations for the top 10

Sponsor product giveaways

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

& more!

Read more “CKA Tournament of Champions Prizes and Format”

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.