The 2020 Gate City Classic

CKA Tournament 8

The Gate City Classic

Multi-Lake Event

September 19th, 2019

The Gate City Classic celebrates the end of every CKA tournament season. Anglers compete on the final day a number of prizes, including qualifying spots in the Tournament of Champions, 2021 KBF National Championship qualification, and giveaways. Additionally, we have several announcements to make regarding the TOC, next year’s CKA plan, and other news.

Additionally, anglers who fished at least 6 events will be eligible for the On the Water Innovations custom trailer. Please register early if you fished 5 events previous to the Gate City Classic, so your name will be on the list of eligible anglers.

Finally, we are currently planning to meet for a post-event meet up in the parking lot at Get Outdoors. However, anglers will still use the check in/check out function on TourneyX for event purposes and to limit contact. We will add further details to this post as they become available.

This post contains

  1. Registration
  2. Tournament ID
  3. Format/Rules
  4. Boundaries & Launches
  5. Event info
  6. Check in/Check out
  7. 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. 

  1. Registration

In order to register for the event, sign up using TourneyX. Create an angler account for event registration and CPR submissions if you have not done so – the basic account is free.

Tournament Fee: $55, includes TourneyX fee, Paypal fees and Food.

Optional Fees: Big bass ($5) and H.O.W. ($5)    

Note that Lake use fees are not included. Bring cash to the ramp to pay launch fees.

Register for CKA event 8 here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2020-event-8-gate-city-classic

  1. Tournament Identifier

The blank CKA identifier card will be posted 4-5 days prior to the tournament. It can be found in your TourneyX dashboard as a printable pdf file. Be sure to print spares. It can also be found on the “Tournaments” page of the CKA website.

The CKA event code will be released on CKA social media and the Captains Meeting prior to the tournament at 8:30 pm on Friday, Sept 18th, 2020.

Do NOT use the TourneyX generated code or a KBF ID card.

  1. Format and Rules

Format: 5 longest fish (8” minimum length), submitted on approved measuring device (Fish Stik, Hawg Trough or Ketch Board only), entire fish and correct ID entirely in photo.

The CKA event will largely follow 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. Additionally, the lakes have specific rules that must be followed. CKA/KBF Rules can be found at the link below. Links to lakes are in the last section of this post.

CKA RULES PAGE: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38                

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license. CKA asks for proof of a valid license for anglers who win prizes.

Follow parking regulations at launches. Be respectful and follow good ramp etiquette.  

Remember: All CKA Tournaments are 2021 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event. To become a KBF member, click here: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/join/

The tournament standings will be unavailable for public view beginning at around 2 pm but you can still post fish until the cutoff. We strongly encourage anglers to post fish throughout the day, especially their first fish.

Note: Be sure to update your phone so that browsers and apps run well. CKA Directors and Judges cannot be expected to solve technical problems with phones. If you are using the TourneyX app, be sure to download the TourneyX Pro app to replace the older app, which is now obsolete. Be sure also that all phone settings are set to allow TourneyX access to picture data. If you use the web browser to upload to TourneyX, make sure the browser settings in your phone’s privacy features allow the site to access your location. Any and all photos submitted without GPS catch data will be denied.

Upload photos early from the water so that CKA directors can contact you if there is a question or problem with your submissions.

CKA will use the Check In/ Check Out function on TourneyX for this event. All anglers MUST Check in and Check out virtually.

  1. Boundaries and Launches

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

Remember that certain areas of lakes are clearly marked as being off limits. This is true of some areas of Randleman Lake, for example. Anglers who fish in off-limits areas risk substantial fines. Furthermore, they will have their fish removed from the standings.

The tournament is a multi-launch event, and the listed lakes and access areas (below) will be the only eligible locations to launch. 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. If you plan to ask for early opening of the gate, coordinate with other anglers. Any and all anglers must be allowed to enter and launch once a gate opens.

Please keep in mind that CKA does not control access to the ramps and if a gate is closed or it opens late, there is nothing we can do to change that fact.  Competition times (Lines in-Lines out) remain the same regardless of when ramps open.

We encourage anglers to coordinate early launch openings for the event, but some lakes may not be willing to provide early access, or may only do so for a fee. Anglers should cooperate and contribute in such cases, but CKA is not involved in arranging early gate/launch opening. Contact marinas/launches with your inquiries.

  1. Event Info

Launch: No angler may leave a launch area prior to 6:30 am.

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 4:00 pm.

Event Date: Sept 19, 2020

Format: 5 fish (8” minimum).

Leave Ramp Area: 6:30 am

Lines in: 7:00 am

Lines out/Photo Cut-off: 3:00 pm/4:00 pm

Check in/out: use TourneyX

 

  1. Tournament Check-In

Use the virtual check in/ check out by 4 pm.

Post Event Meet up location will be

Get Outdoors
1515 West Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27403

Tel: 336-294-3918

  1. 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, and launch fees apply.

  • 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 –
    336-373-3741 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 816 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • High Point City lake: Marina
  • Lake Mackintosh
    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.

AOY & ROY Updates!

Hi everyone,

Last year, young anglers swept CKA’s top spots, winning AOY (Will Lambert), ROY (Sammy Wilson) and the Tournament of Champions (Keith McGee, 2018 ROY). That trend, of the young sticks battling it out with veteran anglers to the last event, continues this year. With 5 events down and 3 to go, anything can yet happen as anglers cull low results and compete for AOY, ROY and the top 25.

We have posted the updated standings on the 2020 AOY page. Click here for the file.

And FYI: notice that many anglers in the top 50contention for the Tournament of Champions have not paid their dues. If you don’t pay them, you lose your AOY points at the end of the season, your spot in the TOC and a chance at KBF at-large qualifications. We’ll be collecting dues after the Cape Fear event so please pay up soon.

 

 

 

 

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Solar Bat Eyewear Discount for CKA anglers

CKA Sponsor Reminder:

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CKA Event 5 Lake Hickory

CKA Tournament #5

June 27, 2020

Lake Hickory

 

The second half of the CKA 2020 season begins on beautiful Lake Hickory. We now enter the summer months, where shade, current and water temperatures are important factors. Hickory is the perfect lake for it: loaded with docks, fed by the cool upper Catawba River and with plenty of deep, cool water, it’s a great 4200 acre fishery. Hickory proved to be a surprise in the spring of 2017 when we fished it for the first time on our tournament trail, giving up several large limits. Let’s see how it fishes during the summer!

This year’s event will be a multi-launch event. CKA staff will be present at the Wittenburg Landing Access area after the tournament should anyone have a question or want to pay member dues. Additionally, Sock & Cookies, a charity for U.S. military personnel, has set up an on line event to pair with CKA’s event. More about that below.

For questions and updates, follow CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

This post contains

  1. Registration Links
  2. Tournament Identifier 
  3. Format and Rules (and links to complete rules)
  4. Tournament Start/End Times
  5. Post-Event Check-In info
  6. Lake and Launch Information
  7. Registration

In order to register for the event, sign up using TourneyX. Create an angler account for event registration and CPR submissions if you have not done so – the basic account is free!

Tournament Fee: $50, includes TourneyX fee and Paypal fees.

Optional Fees: Big bass ($5) and H.O.W. ($5)    

Register for CKA here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2020-event-5-lake-hickory

Remember that CKA tournaments are KBF qualifying events. To become a KBF member, click here: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/join/

Socks & Cookies is hosting a two day on line event on June 27th and June 28th. Anglers outside of CKA competition in North Carolina are welcome to compete it in it, too, so spread the word. Prizes are awarded, and the winner qualifies for the 2021 Socks & Cookies Championship event.

Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2nd-annual-nc-kickin-bass-4-troops-kayak-fishing-tourney-by-socks-and-cookies

 

  1. Tournament Identifier

The blank CKA identifier card will be posted 4-5 days prior to the tournament. It can be found in your TourneyX dashboard as a printable pdf file. Be sure to print spares. It can also be found on the “Tournaments” page of the CKA website.

The CKA event code will be released on CKA social media and the Captains Meeting prior to the tournament at 8:30 pm on Friday, June 26th, 2020.

Do NOT use the TourneyX generated code or a KBF ID card.

     2. Format and Rules

Format: 5 longest fish (8” minimum length), submitted on approved measuring device (Fish Stik, Hawg Trough or Ketch Board only), entire fish and correct ID entirely in photo.

The CKA event will largely follow 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. Rules can be found at the link below:

CKA RULES PAGE: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38                

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license. CKA asks for proof of a valid license for anglers who win prizes.

Follow parking regulations at launches. Be respectful and follow good ramp etiquette.  

Remember: All CKA Tournaments are 2020 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event.

3. Event Schedule

Anglers must remain within 30 yards of the ramps prior to 5:00 am. Please be sure to stay away from boat lanes and remember to have 360 degree visible lights on your kayak.

Event Info

Sign up on TourneyX

Fee: $50.00 Entry (optional H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)

Event Date:June 27, 2020

Format: 5 fish (8” minimum).

Leave Ramp Area: 5:00 am

Lines in: 5:30 am

Lines out/Photo Cut-off: 1:30 pm/2:30 pm

Check in/out: TourneyX

The tournament standings will be unavailable for public view beginning at around 12 pm but you can still post fish until the cutoff. We strongly encourage anglers to post fish throughout the day, especially their first fish.

Note: Be sure to update your phone so that browsers and apps run well. CKA Directors cannot be expected to solve technical problems with phones. If you are using the TourneyX app, be sure to download the TourneyX Pro app to replace the older app, which is now obsolete. Be sure also that all phone settings are set to allow TourneyX access to picture data. If you use a web browser to upload to TourneyX, make sure the browser settings in your phone’s privacy features allow the site to access your location. Any and all photos submitted without GPS catch data will be denied.

Upload photos early from the water so that CKA directors can contact you if there is a question or problem with your submissions.

 

6. Check in/Check Out   CKA will use the Check In/ Check Out function on TourneyX for this event. All anglers MUST Check in and Check out virtually for both the CKA and KBF events.

 

7. Ramps and Launches

Anglers may launch from any publicly accessible ramp on the lake.

The Wittenburg Landing ramp, 193-229 Wildlife Access Rd. Hickory, NC 28601, is a popular one. It is also where CKA staff will be present after the end of the event. However, social distancing rules remain in effect and we cannot have more than 25 people at the ramp. Do not go to the ramp unless it is necessary.