CKA 7 East vs West Anglers Choice

CKA Tournament 7 Presented by YakAttack

August 14, 2021

Lake James/Lake Mayo

Want to escape the lowlands and fish a cool mountain lake? Then sign up to fish Lake James, and battle its great Smallmouth Bass. Do you prefer a shallow, grassy lake down east? Then sign up for Lake Mayo, and battle its big Largemouth Bass. 

CKA has not visited Lake James since the summer of 2015. CKA has never fished Mayo as a Trail event. New water, angler’s choice – it’s summer time, the AOY/ROY races are in their last stage, and it’s all on the line. What lake will it be?

YakAttack has been a long time product sponsor for Carolina Kayak Anglers providing the best quality kayak rigging gear for our competitors! We are glad to have them back on board throughout the 2021 season!

Depending on the interest in the event, we will make it one or 2 separate events, but there will be a special prize for the angler with the highest score!

For additional updates, follow CKA on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Lake and License Info

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license, and follow parking regulations at the launches, as these popular lakes are monitored by NC Wildlife officers. 

Camping and Accommodations

Camping options vary around the two lakes. 

For Lake James info: https://www.ncparks.gov/lake-james-state-park/home

For Lake Mayo info: https://www.personcountync.gov/departments-services/departments-i-z/parks-recreation/mayo-park-and-lake

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:  https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2021-7-east-v-west-anglers-choice

The blank CKA identifier card will be posted and available n your TourneyX dashboard several days prior to the tournament. Print spares. 

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: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

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! 

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. 

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: 

LINK TO CKA RULES PAGE: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38  

Launch Information and Competition Times

Anglers may place kayaks in water and enter kayaks at any time prior to launch time. Anglers must remain within 100 yards of the ramp prior to 6:00 am. Please be sure to stay away from boat lanes and remember to have 360 degree visible lights on your kayak. 

Event Info

Sign up TourneyX
Fee $50.00
Event Date Feb 20, 2021
Format 5 fish (8” minimum). Ketch board only.     
Launch 5:30 am
Lines In 6:00 am
Lines Out 2:00 pm
Check in / Upload Cut Off 3 pm

Launches and Boundaries 

The tournament is a multi-launch event. Any publicly accessible launch is permitted on either lake. Keep in mind that some launches may also be busy with boat tournaments, so respect fellow boaters and be careful at the marinas.

Post- Tournament Check-In

All anglers must be checked out on TourneyX by 3:30 pm. 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 2022 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event. To become a KBF member, click here: https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/join/