Announcement: CKA Adopts Paypal

I can’t thank everyone enough for the incredible support for the CKA over the first two events. As a first year group working together (Cory and Wayne are the veterans) running CKA, we are continually reflecting on what we can do to continue to improve the series.

Starting with the Jordan Lake event (April 8th), anglers will see improvement in the efficiency of the check-in and weigh-in processes. We want to ensure that we properly highlight our sponsors, highlight the achievements of the winning anglers and also be fully aware that everyone has had a long day (and at times a long drive home) so we can let anglers be on their way in a timely manner. And so we will begin now with raffles and sponsors (while staff finalizes submissions and prepares the winner’s circle), then proceed to winnings.

One major adjustment we are making is the manner in which we collect entry fees. We have become increasingly uncomfortable with having the large amounts of money  generated at these events being held by an individual with risk that it could be compromised (lost, stolen etc.).  In addition, it is simply just a matter of safety.

With that being said, starting with this tournament cycle and the Jordan Lake sign up, we will be introducing PayPal as the preferred manner of paying for entry fees. Cory will be setting up the account which will be published ASAP with the Jordan Lake Tournament details to allow people to get familiar with the payment system. I know there may be hesitation from some but I assure you it is completely safe, insured, free and super easy to set up. Cory and I have personally used it since it was introduced several years ago. Many of you most likely already use it and it can be linked to your bank account, credit card and a few other methods. It will also allow us to funnel winnings directly back into accounts without having to handle large amounts of cash.

We would definitely like to get 100% PayPal participation for Jordan but I do understand we need to get everyone comfortable with using it. I would like to offer anyone who may be skeptical using this method to contact us via the CKA Message option on this Facebook page with questions and concerns, I will also gladly touch base with anyone to help work through any questions and concerns with this change.

Again, thank you all for the incredible support and we look forward to bigger and better things to come.

Larry and CKA

CKA Tournament #3: Jordan Lake Multi-Launch

CKA Event #3

B. Everett Jordan Lake, NC

April 8, 2017

The CKA is pleased to announce a multi-launch format for event #3 on Jordan Lake. We invite all kayak bass anglers to join us on the entire Jordan Lake Recreation Area for this  event!

About the lake: Jordan Lake is fed by several large, fish-filled tributaries, primarily from the Haw River to the west and New Hope Creek from the northeast. Standing timber, channels and flats form much of the lake’s north and middle sections while the Haw River channel, steep banks and islands shape the lake’s lower half. Jordan challenges anglers at times but the lake has been producing excellent size and numbers so far this season. This event will positively contrast our early season event at the lake two years ago, when the snow and flooding subdued the bite. By all reports high lake levels have improved fishing since the winter floods of 2015 and 2016. In sum, fishing at Jordan Lake is excellent right now and this event will be a great one!

Date: April 8, 2017

Sign Up: 5:15am–6:00am (Captains Meeting to Immediately Follow) @Ebenezer Launch Area. Anglers then depart for their launch locations.

Lines In:     6:45am

Lines Out:  3:00pm

Check In:    4:00pm @Robeson Creek Boat Access

Fee: $45.00 Entry (Includes H.O.W, TourneyX, Big Fish fees)

Format: 3 fish (8” minimum). Hawg Trough measuring board required.      

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions!

Sign up & Pay on Tourneyx

Additionally, we will raffle more sponsor items from Get Outdoors PaddlesportsYakAttack, Gandy Lure Company, Stryker Jigs, Bending Branches and other sponsors at this event.

Please review the rules.

Eligible Launch Sites

The following sites are approved launch areas. Note that seasonal / launch fees may apply (Anglers are responsible for knowing and paying the fee separately).

Read more “CKA Tournament #3: Jordan Lake Multi-Launch”

CKA 2017 Photo Gallery Falls Lake

We’ve added photographs to our 2017 gallery from the Falls Lake events on Saturday, March 11th as well as shots from the Captains’ Meeting on March 10.

Quick recap: Congratulations to Rick Rowland and Brandon Jessup on their wins today. Rick took the win for the KBF Trail event and H.O.W. Big Bass while Brandon took the CKA win today. Brad Crater took home the CKA big bass honors today with a 24″ monster (see the photo in our gallery)! Congrats to everyone who placed and thank you to everyone who attended the weekend meetings and events. This was a landmark event for our sport and by far the largest turnout we have ever had!

Once again, thank you to our sponsors Bending branches, Stryker Jigs, Gandy Lure Co and Picasso Lures for the great prizes!

View the 2017 CKA gallery:

You can also see submitted catch photos on Tourneyx:

CKA Falls Lake CPR photos:

KBF Trail Falls Lake link:

KBF Heroes on the Water Big Bass Brawl link:


CKA Event #2/KBF Trail Event Info

CKA/KBF Trail Event

Falls Lake, NC

March 11, 2017

Captains Meetings (Fri 7:00 pm or Saturday 5:00 a.m.)

Competition Time: Launch 6:30 a.m., Lines Out 3:00 pm

Check in: by 4:00 pm



Welcome to the 2nd CKA tournament of the 2017 season. This multi-launch tournament will be held on March 11th on Falls Lake in the NC Triangle. The event 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. This post contains all the information of our earlier event posts in one place. Please save it for future reference.

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

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

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  Read more “CKA Event #2/KBF Trail Event Info”