Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) is the country’s primary venue for large scale competitive kayak fishing. As a KBF affiliate, CKA anglers who register as KBF members enjoy a range of benefits and opportunities. Those include KBF member benefits for gear, competing in KBF Trail events and the chance to qualify for the KBF National Championship.*
Since 2014 CKA Anglers have competed at a high level against the nation’s top kayak anglers in KBF events.
- In 2015, Cory Dreyer won 5th place at the KBF Open on Kentucky Lake.
- In 2016, 4 CKA anglers (Jamie Denison, Cory Dreyer, Henry Veggian and Aaron Miller) finished the season in the top 30 of the KBF AOY rankings (2nd, 7th, 25th and 28th places, respectively).
- In 2017, CKA anglers won several KBF Challenge events and placed in the majority of those same events. Additionally, CKA angler Rick Rowland won both a KBF Open event (on Kentucky Lake) and two KBF Trail events. In that same year, 9 CKA anglers qualified for the prestigious “100 Challenge” on Toledo Bend.
- Jamie Denison won the 2017 KBF Angler of the Year title and finished the season by winning the Ten at Bienville Plantation.
- 2018 saw North Carolina host 3 KBF Trail events (2 were hosted by CKA, a third by Boonedox). CKA anglers won all 3 events (Shelly Efird won High Rock Lake, Jim Lor at Shearon Harris and Jamie Denison at the Gate City Classic). Additionally, Jamie Denison finished the season by winning the “End at the Bend” at Toledo Bend.
- CKA anglers competed at a high level, placing in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 National Championships and making North Carolina’s reputation as one of the most competitive kayak fishing states in the nation. Click here for more details on CKA results at the 2016 and 2017 events.
CKA encourages anglers to join KBF where they can travel, meet kayak anglers from around the country and test their skills in KBF regional and national events. CKA anglers must be KBF members in order to qualify for events.
* Note: Beginning in 2018, CKA qualifying spots for the KBF National Championship are limited to the 25, regardless of roll downs or percentages of the field.
Click on the images below for highlights from 2014 to the present of CKA anglers attending and competing in:
- Kayak Bass Fishing Open Events
- Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Series Tournaments
- The Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship
All text and photos © 2019