CKA Tournament 5: Randleman lake

Randleman Lake

June 22nd, 2019

  Overview

Welcome anglers to Event #5 of the 2019 CKA tournament season, and welcome back to one of our favorite lakes! We haven’t fished Randleman for a single lake event since the CKA/KBF Trail event in 2017. Randleman has a special place in CKA history: it was the site of the first CKA event in 2013, it is where we set the club record for attendance (96!) and it is where Rick Rowland won the largest payout in CKA history ($2k+). It is also known for being one of the best big bass lakes in North Carolina. If CKA has a “home lake,” then Randleman is it.

This post contains

  • lake information,
  • rules, launches
  • registration links
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

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

  1. Lake Info

Randleman Lake is a young 3,007 acre reservoir located on the Deep River south of Greensboro, North Carolina.  The lake was opened in 2010 and quickly earned a regional and national reputation as a great Largemouth Bass fishery. Due to its status as a water supply lake Randleman is carefully managed and does not allow overnight fishing or boats to run in excess of 25 mph. Additionally, boats are not allowed north of the Highway 62 bridge. Native and stocked fish as well as significant shoreline structure and vegetation combine to make Randleman an excellent fishery.

2. Boundaries, Launches and Rules

Rules: Certain areas of the lake are off limits to fishing, and marked by buoys. Do not fish beyond those markers.

CKA largely follows KBF rules. Remember that the top 10% of the field qualifies for the 2020 KBF National Championship at Guntersville, but you must be a KBF member prior to the event to qualify.

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license, and follow parking regulations at the lake’s two launches. Note that motor boats do launch at the south ramp as well (please be respectful and follow good ramp etiquette), whereas the north ramp is limited to paddle craft and electric motors.

The tournament is a multi-launch event, and the listed access areas (below) will be the only eligible locations to launch on Lake Randleman. Keep in mind that launches at Randleman have limited space and driving access, so there will be lines. Be sure to arrive early, respect fellow boaters and be careful and helpful at the launches.

Of the 2 available launches, both will be open at 6 am. There are additional launch fees. Please keep in mind that CKA does not control access to the ramps and if a gate is closed or it opens late, there is nothing we can do. We will do our best to have the gates open early, so follow Facebook for updates.

3. Registration Links

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions.

4. Captains Meetings

There will be a brief Captains Meetings at the Southwest Park ramp, where anglers will sign in and pay the entry fee. CKA identifiers will be available online the week prior to the event, in your TourneyX dashboard. The event ID code will be released Friday evening at 8 pm.

Anglers are free to launch/park vehicles prior to the meeting at Southwest Park, but must stay within hearing distance of the dock.

5. Tournament Start/End Times

Lines In: 6:00 a.m.

Lines out: 2:00 p.m. (photo cut-off: 2:00 pm)

You will not be able to post fish to TourneyX after 2:00 pm. This is so that judging can be completed prior to the end of check in. If you have trouble posting, be sure to leave the water early to find a signal so as to avoid delaying the judging of photos. We will not make exceptions for anglers who arrive near the end of check in asking for assistance with uploads.

6. Tournament Check-In

We will meet at the Southwest park launch. All anglers must be checked in by 2:45 pm. The check in area will be under the picnic area near the main building/lot. 

Anglers must be present at the post-tournament check-in in order to collect prizes. If you leave the event early and will not attend the check-in, we ask that you send us a message via Facebook so we know you are safe.

7. Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date June 22nd 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).
Check in/Payment 4:45:-5:30 am
Lines in 6:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 2:00 pm
Check in 2:45 pm
   

Launches:

  •  Southwest Park, 6309 Southwest Park Drive, Randleman, NC 27407
  •  Randleman Marina 7123 Adams Farm Road, Randleman NC 27317

Shearon Harris Fish Habitat Restoration

We invite CKA anglers to participate in this great project to improve fishing at Shearon Harris Reservoir. As some of you know from previous posts, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is recruiting volunteers to participate in this effort, which is part of the Sportfish Restoration program.

By participating in this project, anglers will work with other volunteers (including other fishing clubs) to improve fish habitat at one of the nation’s most famous Largemouth bass fisheries. This is a great opportunity for CKA members to show that kayak anglers support the excellent wildlife officers and biologists who keep our waters safe and sustain our world class fisheries. Please try to participate, and spread the word to family and friends who might attend!

The scheduled work dates are June 18-22 and July 9-13. You can attend for one day or multiple days, and choose from various tasks to complete. They include:

  • Assembling Fish Attractors
  • Planting Vegetation
  • Marking GPS points for Fish Attractors
  • Building fences to protect emergent plants

To sign up, volunteers must register at least a week in advance of each event with Mark Fowlkes, the Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Coordinator. Mark Fowlkes can be reached by email at mark.fowlkes@ncwildlife.org or by phone at 336-466-0541.

The press release below includes additional information.

https://www.ncwildlife.org/News/wildlife-commission-seeks-volunteers-for-aquatic-enhancement-project-on-harris-lake

Tuckertown Recap!

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:

  1. Sammy Wilson 61.50”
  2. Chimeng Vang 59.75”
  3. Hue Vang 59.75”
  4. Hank Veggian 59”
  5. Will Hayes 57.75”
  6. Joey Sullivan 56.25”
  7. Kou Yang 55.75”
  8. Jacob Miles 54.50”

Congratulations to Kou Yang for winning the Zee Baits Lunker Length Big Bass prize with his 22.50” toad!

CKA Event #4 Tuckertown Reservoir

Overview

Welcome anglers to Event #4 of the 2019 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on Tuckertown Reservoir. We have not fished Tuckertown since 2015 when John Ladd won 1st place on a hot July day. Tuckertown is another Yadkin chain lake, but with a unique profile for a water body, the upper half being a tailrace and river and the lower half being a lake that grows wide and deep as it approaches Badin Lake. It sets up well for both river and lake fishing, and the coves, banks and islands are filled with vegetation, too, making it one of the more dynamic fisheries we will face this season!

We will use a multi-launch format (see the list of allowed ramps at the bottom of the post).The NC Wildlife ramp off of River Road (SR 2512) will be the event HQ for the morning sign-up and afternoon check in. It’s a smaller lot, so please be mindful of parking, and travel in pairs whenever possible.

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.

Note: This is the last event at which anglers can pay the member fee to keep their points for the AOY and ROY races.

Sign up ($5) on Tourneyx: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2019-event-4-tuckertown-reservoir

Fee: Anglers will pay 50$ (cash only, bring exact change) for the event on Saturday morning at the Captains Meeting.

Sign up/Captains Meeting: 4:45- 5:30 am

Lines in: 6:15 am

Lines out: 2:15 pm

Photo Cut-Off: 2:45 pm

Check in: NC Wildlife Ramp. Anglers must be present and signed in by 3:30 pm.

We will release the identifier code on Friday night at 8 pm. For that and additional updates, visit:

CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date June 1st 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).
Check in/Payment 4:45:-5:30 am
Lines in 6:15 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 2:15 pm/2:45pm
Check in 3:30 pm

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions!

Please review all event rules at https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38

Remember you must pay the $20 CKA member fee to keep your AOY/ROY points. You can pay for the previous event before this event begins. This is the last chance to pay membership for the season!

The following sites are the only approved launch areas.

  1. Bringle Ferry

3301 N. Bringle Ferry Rd.

Denton N.C.

 

  1. Highway 49 Boat Ramp

New London, N.C.

 

  1. Flat Creek Boat Launch (Captains Meeting and Check in here)

Off of SR 2152 (River Road).

Link to Map

  1. Stokes Ferry Road

(Limited Parking/Primitive Launch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 CKA Photo Gallery Update

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