CKA-VKBC-CCKF Battle on the Border 2020


Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island), NC/VA

The 2020 Battle on the Border


In 2019, CKA paired up with Virginia Kayak Bass Challenge for a friendly border war.  We called it the Battle on the Border, and nearly 100 kayak anglers fished the event. On a beautiful sunny day, Tim Sabella (SC) lifted the 1st place trophy. Who will win it this year?

The 2020 Battle on the Border will take place at Kerr Lake. This year, a new club joins the event – the Central Carolina Kayak Fishing Club (CCKF).

CKA Tournament of Champions anglers can double dip and register for both events, and we are treating this event as an “Open,” which is to say it is not restricted to members of the two host trails.

This post contains

  • Lake information
  • Boundaries, Rules, launches
  • Registration links
  • Identifier Info
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Payouts and KBF Qualifying Opportunities
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

For additional updates, visit CKA on Facebook:

Lake Info

Kerr Lake is a massive reservoir located on the Roanoke River on the North Carolina/Virginia border. It is northeast of Falls Lake, just off I-85.  The lake was built shortly after WWII and it is one of the region’s premier Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Striped Bass fisheries. It covers more than 77 surface miles of water; for contrast, Lake Norman covers fewer than 50 surface miles. In sum, Kerr is one of the largest impoundments on the Southeast, and will challenge anglers to break down big water. Want to test your skills against a massive lake? This is it.

The lake has dozens of public boat ramps and marinas, as well as affordable camping. If you camp at the lake, be sure your campsite is open to the public and that it allows 24 hour access, so you can get out in the morning to fish. 

Boundaries, Launches and Rules

The event boundaries are as follows:

  • The Western boundary on the Dan River is the 360 bridge in South Boston.
  • The Northern boundary on the Staunton River is the 360 bridge, too.
  • The Eastern boundary is the Kerr dam. No fishing below the dam.

The tournament is a multi-launch event and all public launches are available to anglers.

For a list of park managed launches and NC Wildlife launches, see this link:

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license. North Carolina has a license reciprocity agreement with Virginia for Kerr Lake, so you can fish the Virginia side with your N.C. license.

Please follow parking regulations practice good ramp etiquette at the lake’s public launches.

Registration Links

Register here:

Please remember that launch fees at certain launches are not included in registration fees.


Anglers must use either CKA identifiers, CCKF or VKBC identifiers from the 2020 season OR the identifier made for this event.

CKA identifiers will be available on your TourneyX dashboard starting Monday, October 12. The event ID code will be released in the Captains meeting, on FB, Instagram and Twitter Friday evening.

Do not use the code that is automatically generated by TourneyX. write only the code released on Friday night on your ID.

Payouts and Qualifying Opportunities

Payouts will be 100% of the remaining entry fees after TourneyX and Paypal costs are deducted. Those costs are listed in this file (2020-Battle-Payourts-15-percent), together with the payouts, based on number of registered anglers.

Kayak Bass Fishing has confirmed it will award qualifying spots to the 2021 KBF National Championship to anglers who are KBF members in the top 10% of the final standings. To be eligible, you must be a KBF member prior to the start of competition. To obtain KBF membership, click here:

Captains Meetings

There will be no live Captains Meeting for the event. CKA will host a virtual Captains Meeting on Friday, October 16th on Facebook. Additionally, there will be no post-event check in. However, CKA directors will be at Henderson Point after the event in case of need:

Address: 1395 Reverend Henderson Rd. Henderson, NC 27537, Henderson, NC 27537

This event will use the check in/check out function on Tourneyx.

Tournament Start/End Times

Launch: 6:30 am

Lines In: 7:00 a.m.

Lines out: 3:00 p.m. (photo cut-off: 4:00 pm)

If you have a weak signal or no signal, 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 try to upload photos  after 4 pm.

Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (Big bass Optional)
Event Date Oct 17, 2020
Format 5 fish (12” minimum).
Captains Meeting/Sign up TourneyX/Facebook
Earliest Launch 6:30 am
Lines in 7:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 3:00 pm/4:00 pm
Results CKA Facebook, Saturday 8:30 pm

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