CKA Online Series: 20 for 23

For the 2023 season only, the new 20 for 23 online series will accept bass caught from any river or lake that Carolina Kayak Anglers (CKA) has fished for a live tournament event over the course of the past 10 years (including the lakes on the 2023 schedule). The complete list of eligible waters is at the bottom of this post and will be posted on every series event page on Fishing Chaos.

This fun new series provides opportunities for new anglers to practice before committing to long tournament drives and also provides additional qualifying opportunities to end of season events!

Series highlights include:

  • Unique sponsors and prizes, including a 20 for 23 championship trophy
  • Events will run from January of 2023 to August of 2023
  • Two qualifying spots will be awarded to the CKA Tournament of Champions (in September)

Click here to register!!

Click here to become a CKA Member for 2023!!!


All KBF and CKA standard rules apply, with the following exceptions, additions and/or points of emphasis:
  1. The monthly tournament begins at 12:00 a.m. of the first day of each month and concludes at 11:59:59 pm on the final day of each month;
  2. No sandbagging: anglers must post their fish within 72 hours of the time stamp for each catch;
  3. Anglers must post their catch within 24 hours of the time stamp during the last 72 hours of each month;
  4. Tournament of Champions qualification: the top 2 finishers will receive an invitation to the 2023 CKA Tournament of Champions. The top two will be determined by the total overall length of their best five monthly finishes;
  5. Only paid CKA Members may register and submit fish to the 20 for 23 series;
  6. There are no designated pre-fishing periods;
  7. The minimum submission length is 10”;
  8. The angler with the longest overall length for their verified catches will win the month. This means you can win without catching a limit. An angler who has a 20 fish limit of 189” would lose to an angler who lands 19 fish for 192”;
  9. The 2023 CKA identifier must be clearly and fully visible in each submission;
  10. The tie breaker is largest fish, in descending order from longest to shortest.


The 20 for 23 series will withhold $2.00 from every fee for the CKA Tournament of Champions, which is a 100% payout event. A $1.00 amount is withheld for credit card fees. The remaining twenty dollars is paid out using the following scale:

Only the top spot pays out (100%) if 2-9 anglers are registered.

The top two spots pay out if 10-14 anglers are registered:

  • 1st place: 60%
  • 2nd place: 40%

Top 3 spots are paid out if 15 or more anglers are registered:

  • 1st place: 50%
  • 2nd place: 30%
  • 3rd place: 20%

*(Any applicable Paypal fees are subtracted prior to payout)

Eligible Waters

Only the following waters are eligible for CKA’s 20 for 23 monthly online series.

  • Badin Lake
  • Cape Fear River
  • Falls Lake
  • Farmers Lake
  • High Point City lake
  • High Rock Lake
  • Graham Mebane Lake
  • Jordan Lake
  • Kerr Scott Lake (Wilkesboro)
  • Kerr Lake (Buggs Island)
  • Lake Brandt
  • Lake Cammack
  • Lake Gaston
  • Lake Hickory
  • Lake Higgins
  • Lake Hyco
  • Lake James
  • Lake Lucas
  • Lake Mackintosh
  • Lake Mayo
  • Lake Norman
  • Lake Reese
  • Lake Sutton
  • Lake Thom-A-Lex
  • Lake Tillery
  • Lake Townsend
  • Lookout Shoals
  • Oak Hollow reservoir
  • Salem Lake
  • Shearon Harris Reservoir
  • Randleman Reservoir
  • Salem Lake
  • Santee Cooper
  • Stony Creek Reservoir
  • Tuckertown Reservoir
  • Yadkin River


2023: Will Lambert was the season champion. Garriett Chavis won second place, and Brian Falbe won the thrid place trophy. Click here for complete standings.

All content and photos © Carolina Kayak Anglers LLC, 2023.