The 2019 CKA Schedule

At long last, here is our schedule for next year! The decision making process changes every year, and this is how we arrived at the new schedule:

  • We listened to feedback. Anglers who told us about favorite lakes, driving time and spacing of events were heard. This year’s schedule has a tighter geographic radius, returns to some favorite lakes and expands the multi-lake option.
  • We increased cooperation with other regional trails and events.
  • We enhanced the number of multi-lake and multi-launch events.
  • We are working with more local sponsors (more about that in a later post!).
  • We included a “fun” event in the schedule!!!!

 

And now, because we know there are questions, we have some answers:

Question: What is the Burlington Battle?

Answer: It is a 4 lake event. Lakes are Cammack, Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Mackintosh. Like the Gate City Classic, we will meet at Get:Outdoors for check in.

Question: What is the Yadkin Slam?

Answer: The Yadkin Slam is a popular charity event hosted by Boonedox. Last year, it was combined with a KBF Trail event. The event was well run, it supported a great cause, the prizes were amazing and the food and company were excellent. Many of us fished the event, and as a result both parties decided to continue that experience. So we paired up again for simultaneous, parallel events. Yes, you can fish both, and yes the CKA event will be an AOY/ROY points event.

Question: What is the Battle at the Border?

Answer: We paired up with our friend Casey Reed’s VKBC Trail in Virginia to plan a tournament at Bugg’s Island on the NC/VA border. When KBF caught wind of the large regional event we planned, they stepped in to make it a KBF National Championship Qualifying event with cash prizes. And so, it will be 3 events: A CKA event, a VKBC event and a KBF National Championship Qualifying event.

Question: Will there be AOY points awarded at the team event?

Answer: Yes, but for the single angler event only. You have the option to fish a side-event in which teams will compete. AOY points will be for the single angler event only. However, you and a friend can show up and fish the team event by itself, too!

 

Please share the schedule with interested friends. The stand alone graphic can be found at this link: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3676

As always, we will continue our great partnership with Get: Outdoors and we will continue to raise money for Heroes on the Water to support their important work. We will post more updates in the coming weeks and months. Thank you again for supporting us, our sponsors and the charities we support!

 

Gate City Classic Update

What’s up everyone? Here are a few important updates for the Gate City Classic:

  1. ID Code: For CKA anglers, we will release the ID code at 8 pm on Friday night, following the non-mandatory Captains Meeting. There will be no ID card – write it on your hand or a card.
  2. Tournament fee: If you have not yet done so, please pay your CKA registration fee to Get Outdoors at this link: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-gate-city-classic-kayak-fishing-tournament. If you don’t pay before event begins, your catches will be disqualified.
  1. Food: Additionally, we will be collecting $5 a head for food. We did not include it in the registration fee (as we did in years past), but if you plan to eat Saturday, bring cash. This applies to KBF Trail participants as well.
  2. The Classic hours: these remain unchanged: 7 am (lines in ) – 3 pm (lines out. Please ignore any other posts on other sites indicating other times.
  3. Launch Openings: As all of our posts have noted, we cannot control the gate schedule at nearly a dozen different launches. We can’t control all the variables. Here is what we know: the ramp at Randleman SW Park will open early (6 am), and the Guilford ramp at Mackintosh will also open earlier than the scheduled 7:30 October time (we don’t have a precise time). If you wish to fish a certain lake, talk to the lake managers and see what they can do. Some will open early to kayak anglers but charge a small group fee. If that is the case, everyone who shows up to fish the event must be allowed in. Communicate, get organized, and talk with the lake managers.
  4. KBF Trail: Yes, AOY points will be awarded.

Tournament Directors will be at Get Outdoors on Friday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Come by, browse for last minute kayak fishing needs, pick up KBF ID cards, and participate in the Captains Meeting.

Thanks for fishing with us, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the event!

Ralph, Larry, Wayne, Hank and Ron

 

KBF Trail at the Gate City Classic

Who wants to win a trophy?

A guaranteed $1,000 Payout?

A Trail Champion Coffee Mug?

Then register today before the Thursday cutoff – you can pay the entry fee later!

What’s on the line?

Carolina Kayak Anglers is a Legacy Partner of Kayak Bass Fishing. As such, KBF provides material support for Trail events hosted by CKA, including the opportunity to win large cash prizes, AOY points, prize giveaways and National Championship qualifying spots. All of those are on the line when we co-host our 2nd KBF Trail event of the season at the Gate City Classic on October 6th!

Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2018-kbf-trail-38-gate-city-classic-nc

4 Trails for Theresa & Tim

The Combined Kayak Fishing Trails of North Carolina present

FOUR TRAILS FOR THERESA AND TIM  

A charity event for Tim “NCPierman” Taramelli & Family

On July 15th, 2018, fisherman and fishing guide Mr. Timothy Taramelli was driving with his daughter Theresa to go fishing at Core Creek on the southern Neuse River. Tim and Theresa were severely injured when Tim’s truck was struck by another vehicle. To raise money for his family’s medical expenses, the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association, Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing, Carolina Kayak Anglers and Plastic Pirates have combined to sponsor a month-long charity event in which 100% of entry fees will go to the Taramelli family.

Format

  • Month-long event (Midnight, October 1st to Midnight, October 31st). Sign up open throughout the month.
  • Total length of your 5 best black bass (spotted, largemouth, or smallmouth)
  • Rigid measuring boards (Hawg Trough, Ketch Board, Fish Stik only). No tape measures!
  • Anglers may fish any water (without trespassing) from a kayak, canoe, or boat (catamaran, SUP, power, sail, jonboat, raft, etc), as well as bank fish.

Tourneyx.com has graciously donated tournament support and a charity page. Free sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/four-trails-for-theresa-and-tim

Anglers donate the $40 entry fee through Paypal: PAWDUKES2@aol.com

Sponsors & Prizes

Native Kayaks has donated a Versa Board (Hidden Oak). Additional sponsors include Vicious Fishing   Black Bear Tackle    Fishing with Attitude   Power Team Lures   Personaform, Designs Lenovo Computers   C3 Baits    Carolina Custom Rods    Bending Branches    Biospawn  YakAttack & more!

Raffle prize tickets available (Entry = 5, Limit + 10, Big Bass + 15, Small bass + 10. 1st place receives 30, 2nd place 20, 3rd place 10, 4th 5, 5th 3). All prizes random draw. Contact Vinny Ferreri at QCKBF for prize package details.

Concurrent Events

Participating anglers and donors are welcome to come out and meet some of the directors of this event. NCKFA, CKA, QCKBF and Plastic Pirates will all host kayak fishing tournaments in October, and black bass species caught in those tournaments can also be posted to the charity event. Come by and say hello!

NCKFA  hosts its redfish on line tournament in October, and also the Oak Island Classic October 12-14th. For more info see http://www.nckfa.com/

Plastic Pirate Shootout hosts a single day kayak bass fishing event at Tuckertown Lake on October 28th. It’s a perfect chance to finish strong at the end of the month.  For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/plasticpirateshootout/

QCKBF hosts tournaments at Mountain Island Lake on October 6th (Ladies Only) and October 15th. Info here: http://qckayakbassfishing.com/schedule/

CKA hosts the Gate City Classic and a KBF Trail on Oct 6th. More info at https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/

 

 

         

 

Postponement Announcement: Gate City Classic

Hi everyone,

Well, Hurricane Florence saved her worst for last so far as central North Carolina is concerned. We were hit with catastrophic flooding caused by torrential rains that swamped the area over the past 36 hours. The CKA tournament directors discussed the matter extensively among themselves and also with KBF and Get: Outdoors. Our final determination was that damaged roads, closed launches and flooded lakes made the event impossible to hold this coming weekend.

As a result, the Gate City Classic/KBF Trail is postponed to October 6th.

If you already paid for the CKA event and would like a refund, email Will Seely at Get:Outdoors at this address: will@shopgetoutdoors.com

If you already paid for the KBF Trail event and cannot make the re-scheduled date, contact Richard Penny.

We appreciate your patience, and we hope everyone continues to stay safe.

Sincerely,

Larry, Henry, Ron, Ralph and Wayne