CKA Angler of the Year Update

CKA Angler of the Year Update

The next two CKA tournaments will decide a lot. If you are confident about Randleman and Jordan, get ready to fish. The summer bite is heating up and our Angler of the Year Race presented by Get Outdoors Paddle and Pedal is wide open. Two weeks from now you may find yourself fishing like a boss and staring down Mackintosh on July 20th like it’s the end of a Clint Eastwood movie. It’s still anyone’s title to win this season. Why? That’s because we have only fished three tournaments so…

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Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

The weather held off, just long enough. Saturday, the fourth of May, 2024, saw a big crowd of North Carolina’s kayak anglers descend on Falls Lake for the third event of the 2024 CKA season. The sky threatened rain all day, but rarely delivered more than a sprinkle. The hesitant weather made for a great topwater bite in some areas at the combined event that took place alongside CKA’s tournament; the Carolina Classic grew in its second year, with competitors from Foothills Kayak Anglers and the host, Central Carolina Kayak…

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Recap: Tsiolkas wins at Randleman, Stiff stays constant

Recap: Tsiolkas wins at Randleman, Stiff stays constant

Introduction The second half of CKA’s 10th anniversary season features familiar lakes and summer bites. As the Randleman event approached to start the back half of the schedule, the news was that the lake’s bite was great (and an 11 pounder caught in early June only fed the anticipation). With Randleman returning to the Gate City Classic list of lakes (and Mackintosh, too), it was time to return to the lake where CKA started. The weather tried its best to ruin that parade, however. All week long, band after band…

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AOY & ROY Updates!

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…

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AOY and ROY updates

AOY and ROY updates

Hello all, The CKA standings are heating up as we approach mid season! In the AOY race, Joey Sullivan has emerged as a favorite after three strong events, but with 5 remaining anything can happen. Will the Hawj dynasty finally be dethroned? Last year’s ROY race was a burner and this year’s race is no different. The leaders are tightly bunched, and two rookies (Jason leach and Adam Petrone) are in the top 10 of the overall AOY rankings, too. Looking ahead, remember that Tuckertown (June 1st) is the last…

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