CKA 4 Badin Lake

CKA Tournament 4 Presented by Texas 2 Step

May 22, 2021

Badin Lake Shootout!

CKA welcomes Anglers to Event #4 on Badin Lake (last visited by us in 2017). It’s the southernmost lake we fish on the Yadkin/Pee-Dee river chain and one of the oldest impounded lakes in North Carolina. 

Badin contains 5,350 surface acres of water, 115 miles of shoreline, and an average depth of 90 feet with a maximum depth of 190 feet. This diverse fishery hosts all three major Black Bass species (Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted Bass) as well as Striped Bass and Walleye.  With its deep structure, rocky islands, grassy shorelines, flats, points and boat docks, there is opportunity for every style of fishing.

Texas2Step is sponsoring the event and will be at the check in with swag and a special presentation to the top anglers! This is Texas2Step‘s second year with CKA and we appreciate their support! Be sure to check our the full line of detailing products including the Ship Shape product that is good for:

  • Kayak wipe down and protection!
  • Easily removes water lines and water scum on boats!
  • Cleans Ketch boards with ease and makes them look new with minimal effort!
  • Wipe down your fiberglass boat and bring out the gelcoat’s shine!
  • Works great on glass as well!


  • This will be a multi-launch event. Any publicly accessible launch is permitted. 
  • Anglers may have kayaks in the water but will not be permitted to leave launches prior to 5:30 to get to fishing areas.
  • Blank identifiers will be available on TourneyX approximately one week prior to the event (we recommend printing a few extras).
  • Unique identifier codes will be released Friday night prior to the event at 8:00pm EST on the CKA social media (Facebook, IG and Twitter). 

Big Bass Bonus

  • Must be in the optional Big Bass pot
  • Tie goes to first fish submitted
  • Must post the bass and tag Visit Stanly on Facebook before payment is sent

Registration Links and Event Identifier Cards

In order to register for the events, sign up using TourneyX. Please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions if you have not done so – the basic account is free! 

Tournament Fee: $50

Big bass (optional): $10

Socks & Cookies Donation (optional): $5

Sign up here:

The blank CKA identifier card will be posted and available n your TourneyX dashboard several days prior to the tournament. Print spares. CKA directors will also have a limited supply of spare identifiers at the ramps. 

The event code will be released during the captains meeting and across CKA social media prior to the tournament at 8 pm on Friday. 

Captains Meeting

The Captains Meeting will be held on Friday evening at 8 pm prior to the event on CKA’s Facebook page:

The unique event code will be released during the captains meeting and across CKA social media at that time. DO NOT USE THE AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED CODE FROM TOURNEYX! 

Boundaries and Rules

Format: 5 longest fish (8” minimum length), submitted on approved measuring device (Ketch Board only), entire fish and correct, legible ID entirely in photo. 

Bounderies are all areas accessible from the main lake area wihtout exiting your kayak. You must use a main lake public access point. 

This event will largely follow KBF rules. Therefore, anglers must be familiar with and follow KBF rules as well as all lake regulations and North Carolina fishing laws and local regulations as they apply. CKA and KBF rules can be found at the link below: 


Event Info

Post event Check in

The Badin Picnic and Boat Access at the south end of the lake on NC-740 across from Alcoa

Potential Eligible Ramps (still to be verified eligible)

  • Badin Lake Boat Ramp
  • Badin Lake Swimming Access (drag in)
  • Cove Boat Ramp (Arrowhead Campground)
  • Old Whitney Boat Ramp
  • Gar Creek Boat Launch
  • Scallywags Boat Access
  • Whip-O-Will Campground
  • Circle Drive Boat Ramp (NC Wildlife)

All anglers must be checked out on TourneyX by 3 pm. The check in area will be on the small grass field near the lake on the right hand side when you enter the main lot.  Anglers who do not check out will lose your fish for the day and will not receive AOY/ROY points.

Anglers must be present at the post-tournament check-in to collect prizes. If you place in the money, you will be asked to remain for post-event photographs. In the absence of submitted written dispute, prizes will be distributed via PayPal within 24 hours.

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license. CKA asks for proof of a valid license for anglers who win prizes.

Remember: All CKA Tournaments are 2021 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event. To become a KBF member, click here: