Preview: 2024 CKA Burlington Bash

CKA Tournament 1

The Burlington Bash

presented by Faircloth Chimney Sweeps and Wildlife Removal

March 16th, 2024

Lake Mackintosh, Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Cammack

The Burlington Bash is back! Established in 2019 to highlight the fisheries along the Haw River basin in Alamance County, the Bash celebrates its fifth-year anniversary in 2024. Don’t let the smaller lakes available for this event fool you – they have a big history.

How big? Well, the only verified ten pounder caught in CKA competition was landed during the bash, and the smaller lakes have put up some huge limits over the years, too!

It’s a fun event, the drives are easy and the lakes are stacked with bigs this time of the year. That’s how the 11th annual CKA Angler of the Year Race starts – right at home, at the right time and on the right lakes.

This is a multi-lake event on the Burlington area lakes. The largest of those lakes is Mackintosh, a lake familiar to CKA. The other three lakes – Cammack, Stony Creek and Graham-Mebane – are relatively new to the Trail. With the exception of Graham-Mebane all are Burlington City lakes with special restrictions. Please abide by all state and local rules. A few general points:

  • please bring exact change for launch fees. Lake authorities stress this point, and it speeds up check in. Your launch fee is not included in the sign up.
  • If you contact lake authorities and ask them to open early, then any angler who is present at that time can enter, pay and launch.
  • CKA cannot determine all opening times. The time posted on Fishing Chaos will apply to all anglers, regardless of when gates open.

More information about each lake’s launches is at the end of the post. Please read it all.


Rack and Rolls

1243 Plaza Drive  
Burlington, NC, 

Park in the Blue Areas not in front of building

Additional Info

Click Here for more info and to register for the event on Fishing Chaos.

To become a member and keep your CKA points in 2024, create an account and register at Fishing Chaos.

Please review the rules for updates and changes. CKA rules can be found here

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Obtain a valid N.C. license. CKA asks for proof of a valid license for anglers who win prizes.

Note: All CKA Tournaments are 2025 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event. To become a KBF member, click here:

Lake Info & Permitted Launches

  1. Lake Mackintosh Marina, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215  Tel: 336-538-0896  Launch Fee: Yes

Lake Size: 1,100 acres

2. Guilford-Mackintosh Marina (Lake Macintosh), 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, N.C. This is the western side of the lake, with an area that restricts use of gas-powered engines.

Launch Fee: Yes

3.     Lake Cammack: 4790 Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217 Tel: (336) 421-3872

Launch Fee: Yes ($5)

Lake size: 850 acres

4.     Stony Creek: 1785 Faulkner Drive ,Burlington, NC 27217  Tel. (336) 229-7509

Launch Fee: Yes

Lake size: 140 acres

5. Graham-Mebane Lake: 3218 Bason Road, Mebane, NC, 27253. Tel: 919-563-6544

Launch Fee: Yes

6. Farmers Lake

Launch Fee: Yes

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