CKA Tournament 5: Randleman lake

Randleman Lake

June 22nd, 2019


Welcome anglers to Event #5 of the 2019 CKA tournament season, and welcome back to one of our favorite lakes! We haven’t fished Randleman for a single lake event since the CKA/KBF Trail event in 2017. Randleman has a special place in CKA history: it was the site of the first CKA event in 2013, it is where we set the club record for attendance (96!) and it is where Rick Rowland won the largest payout in CKA history ($2k+). It is also known for being one of the best big bass lakes in North Carolina. If CKA has a “home lake,” then Randleman is it.

This post contains

  • lake information,
  • rules, launches
  • registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

For additional updates, visit CKA on Facebook:

  1. Lake Info

Randleman Lake is a young 3,007 acre reservoir located on the Deep River south of Greensboro, North Carolina.  The lake was opened in 2010 and quickly earned a regional and national reputation as a great Largemouth Bass fishery. Due to its status as a water supply lake Randleman is carefully managed and does not allow overnight fishing or boats to run in excess of 25 mph. Additionally, boats are not allowed north of the Highway 62 bridge. Native and stocked fish as well as significant shoreline structure and vegetation combine to make Randleman an excellent fishery.

2. Boundaries, Launches and Rules

Rules: Certain areas of the lake are off limits to fishing, and marked by buoys. Do not fish beyond those markers.

CKA largely follows KBF rules. Remember that the top 10% of the field qualifies for the 2020 KBF National Championship at Guntersville, but you must be a KBF member prior to the event to qualify.

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license, and follow parking regulations at the lake’s two launches. Note that motor boats do launch at the south ramp as well (please be respectful and follow good ramp etiquette), whereas the north ramp is limited to paddle craft and electric motors.

The tournament is a multi-launch event, and the listed access areas (below) will be the only eligible locations to launch on Lake Randleman. Keep in mind that launches at Randleman have limited space and driving access, so there will be lines. Be sure to arrive early, respect fellow boaters and be careful and helpful at the launches.

Of the 2 available launches, both will be open at 6 am. There are additional launch fees. 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. We will do our best to have the gates open early, so follow Facebook for updates.

3. Registration Links

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

4. Captains Meetings

There will be a brief Captains Meetings at the Southwest Park ramp, where anglers will sign in and pay the entry fee. CKA identifiers will be available online the week prior to the event, in your TourneyX dashboard. The event ID code will be released Friday evening at 8 pm.

Anglers are free to launch/park vehicles prior to the meeting at Southwest Park, but must stay within hearing distance of the dock.

5. Tournament Start/End Times

Lines In: 6:00 a.m.

Lines out: 2:00 p.m. (photo cut-off: 2:00 pm)

You will not be able to post fish to TourneyX after 2:00 pm. This is so that judging can be completed prior to the end of check in. If you have trouble posting, be sure to leave the water early to find a signal so as to avoid delaying the judging of photos. We will not make exceptions for anglers who arrive near the end of check in asking for assistance with uploads.

6. Tournament Check-In

We will meet at the Southwest park launch. All anglers must be checked in by 2:45 pm. The check in area will be under the picnic area near the main building/lot. 

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 via Facebook so we know you are safe.

7. Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date June 22nd 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).
Check in/Payment 4:45:-5:30 am
Lines in 6:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 2:00 pm
Check in 2:45 pm


  •  Southwest Park, 6309 Southwest Park Drive, Randleman, NC 27407
  •  Randleman Marina 7123 Adams Farm Road, Randleman NC 27317

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