Once again Denny Romero of On The Water Innovations (OTWI) has come through with a “surprise” giveaway of a Tourney Lite kayak trailer! This will be the third season where OTWI has supported CKA, and we all couldn’t be more grateful for the support!
In previous years, you needed to fish at least 6 events, and then your name would be dropped in a hat for a drawing help at the Gate City Classic. In 2019, Teng Yang won the drawing of the first OTWI Tourney Double trailer which was powder coasted in a spectacular custom color. In 2020, Rick Morris was the Tourney Lite winner with the custom black with red, white and blue flake powder coat.
For 2021, the only requirement is that you are fishing the event that Denny decides to show up with the trailer. Which one is it? Denny doesn’t even know yet! The event could be Harris on February 20th, or at the Gate City Classic on September 11th, or any event in between! The more events you show up to, the better the odds for being there for the drawing!
CKA Tournament 1 Presented by Basstrail.com
Shearon Harris Reservoir, NC
February 20, 2021
Welcome Anglers to 2021 season. If you are new to the Trail, welcome aboard and good luck in the Rookie of the Year race. If you are a CKA regular then you know the battle for Angler of the Year will be long and difficult against some of the best competition in the entire country.
We began last season at Shearon Harris, and Larry Moua landed a 24.25” LM Bass on his way to victory that day. That’s why we fish the lake – two of the 24” fish landed in CKA tournaments came from its waters. Who will catch the third 24” from Harris?
Shearon Harris is a small lake that fishes big. Many of you know it well and fish it hard, and year round. But the lake changes dramatically from day to day and during the late winter and early spring it can deliver the limit of a lifetime.
Which lake will show up? Will the bite be deep or shallow? Let’s find out as we begin our season on the best big bass fishery in the region!
A few reminders:
- CKA has streamlined sign up and payment system for the 2021 season. All tournament fees are now through TourneyX.
- CKA membership fees are now paid directly to:
- CKA has a new payout structure. See website for details.
- Make sure you have a valid NC Fishing License
For additional updates, visit:
CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/
View the event page for full rules and details here:
CKA 1 Shearon Harris
2021 CKA Membership is open! This year, CKA is planning to use 100% of membership fees for awards and for the Tournament of Champions payouts. CKA will also be adding more end of year awards for various achievements, so stay tuned!
The $40 membership benefits include:
- 15% off at Get:Outdoors
- Qualification for the $500 2021 Length Lunker prize sponsored by Faircloth Chimney Sweeps
- Angler of the Year – Best 5 plus Gate City Classic points
- Rookie of the Year – Best 3 plus Gate City Classic points
- Tournament of Champions – Winners of each event and top in points qualify (25 angler cap)
- 15% off CKA Apparel (Shirts, hats and hoodies all coming soon)
- Title Sponsors and Member fees boost payouts!
To pay your 2021 Membership, click on the “Buy Now” PayPal tab on the left side of the screen.
The CKA website has received an average of 30,000 views per year over the past 4 seasons. Through it, our anglers, sponsors and prospective competitors learn about the club, events and support our sponsors.
Our website is also a history of the club, including its KBF Partner work, its charity work and the history of the AOY/ROY races.
We have added a new feature: the CKA Hall of Champions. It is a near-complete list of every 1st place event winner. It includes notable statistics from the club’s history, too, and some rare historic photos. Is your name on it?
CKA Hall of Champions
Beginning with Marcus Smith’s win at Santee-Cooper and ending with Cory Dreyer’s top 10 finish at Guntersville Lake in the KBF National Championship, the 2020 season produced many highlights for CKA anglers in KBF competition, including an RAOY title and yet another State Challenge Series points champion.
For a complete overview of the CKA/KBF 2020 year in review, click here
For an updated photo gallery, click here: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1125