We rarely hold tournaments at Tuckertown, a lake that we took a chance on this year having only fished once there before. The gamble paid off. Storms swept through the area Friday, breaking a long heat wave. Low humidity, cool air temperatures and cool water temperatures greeted the 60 anglers showed up to a perfect morning with a strong bite. How strong was it?
- 91.6% of the field submitted fish (55 out of 60)
- 47 out of 60 anglers submitted limits
- More than one-third of the field caught over 50”
The lake’s fish cooperated, to say the least.
Additionally, about a half dozen new anglers entered to compete, we gave away new $200 Torqeedo gift certificates and six anglers potentially qualified for the KBF National Championship, pending confirmation. Most importantly, Sammy Wilson took 1st place, qualifying him for the Tournament of Champions!
The money spots are below:
- Sammy Wilson 61.50”
- Chimeng Vang 59.75”
- Hue Vang 59.75”
- Hank Veggian 59”
- Will Hayes 57.75”
- Joey Sullivan 56.25”
- Kou Yang 55.75”
- Jacob Miles 54.50”
Congratulations to Kou Yang for winning the Zee Baits Lunker Length Big Bass prize with his 22.50” toad!
Hi everyone, we updated the photo gallery with pics from the Jordan and High Rock events. We posted some action shots and some of the check photos are there, too, but we didn’t get them all because some of the winners held them crooked (that’s on us for not taking good pictures). Nonetheless, download pics, share them and tag our sponsors! Here is the gallery link: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3890
54 anglers competed in event #3 at High Rock Lake. High Rock fished very well this year, producing limits for more than half the field. In the end, the ROY race tightened up and new names appeared on the rookie roster, 3 more CKA anglers qualified for the KBF 2020 National Championship and Guntersville, an additional $280 was raised for Heroes on the Water and many anglers also competed in the Boonedox Yadkin Slam, where CKA angler Joey Sullivan won the Bass Division.
Pairing the event with the Boonedox Yadkin Slam proved to be a success, too. Rock Outdoors generously hosted CKA and NCKFA anglers, and as in previous years, the Slam sponsors such as Get Outdoors stepped up with a stunning selection of door prizes and angler prizes.
We should note that for the first time in CKA history, an angler won the Big Bass prize in 2 of 3 events. Joey Sullivan’s two winning fish (a 24” and 21.75”) add up to a 45.75” total, a number we doubt anyone will touch for some time. If we add in the 21” fish he landed at Jordan Lake in event 2, that equals a 66.75” 3 best-fish limit in 3 events.
Looking ahead, on June 1st we return to Lake Tuckertown for the 1st time in 4 years. If you want to keep your AOY/ROY points, that will be the last chance to pay the $20 fee for the year.
Thank you to Tim Parks and Boonedox for being an excellent sponsor for our club and this event, and thank you also to Bending Branches, Yak Attack, Get:Outdoors, Cal Coast Fishing, Zee Bait Co. and On the Water Innovations, too!
- Joey Sullivan 57” & Zeee Bait Co. Lunker Length Bass 22.75”
& 1st Place Bass Division Boonedox Yadkin Slam
- Austin Vang 55.75”
- James Wevers 55.25” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
- Kou Yang 54.75” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
- Matt Dunn 54.50” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
- Shelly Efird 54.25″
- Sammy Wilson 53”
CKA Tournament #3
May 4, 2019
High Rock Lake
CKA Tournament #3 takes us to High Rock Lake, a tournament favorite on many kayak and boat circuits. From its river-fed northern end to the deeper waters in its southern pool, High Rock is a diverse fishery loaded with bass and structure. CKA fished it last spring for the first time and anglers wanted to return, so this year we coordinated with Boonedox for an event loaded with door prizes, food and a great charitable cause – the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.
Read more “CKA 2019 Event #3: High Rock/Yadkin Slam”
CKA Tournament 2
B Everett Jordan Lake, NC
April 13th, 2019
Welcome anglers to Event #2 of the 2019 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on Jordan Lake, a lake that has been fishing well in recent years, giving up several bass in the 10-12 class. The lake is very healthy of late and lightly pressured due to recent ramp closures, and, well we all saw what the MLF pros did when they fished it. In short, this event is setting up perfectly!
We will use a multi-launch format on Jordan Lake. See the list of allowed ramps at the bottom of the post. Keep in mind that launch or day-use fees apply at some areas and anglers are responsible for launch fees. We are also using an off-lake site for the Captains Meeting (more details below). This is to avoid ramp congestion.
As always, print your ID early, and fill in the code when it is released Friday night before the event. You can also re-use your ID card from the last event – just be sure to put the code in the right box!
Sign up is free on Tourneyx – we pay the site fee after the event. If you sign up and can’t make the event, please remove your name from the tournament or contact the site to have them do it for you.
Sign up (free) on Tourneyx: https://tourneyx.com/app/category/nc—carolina-kayak-anglers/
Fee: Anglers will pay 50$ (cash only, bring exact change) for the event on Saturday morning at the Captains Meeting between 5:00 and 5:45 am.
Captains Meeting: 580 Craft Beer will host us for both the Captains Meeting and post-event check in: The address is: 354 East St, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Lines in: 6:45 am
Lines out & Photo Cut-Off: 2:30 pm
Check in: See above address. Anglers must be present and signed in by 3:45 pm.
Read more “Jordan Lake Tournament”