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.
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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
The CKA standings are heating up as we approach mid season!
In the AOY race, Joey Sullivan has emerged as a favorite after three strong events, but with 5 remaining anything can happen. Will the Hawj dynasty finally be dethroned?
Last year’s ROY race was a burner and this year’s race is no different. The leaders are tightly bunched, and two rookies (Jason leach and Adam Petrone) are in the top 10 of the overall AOY rankings, too.
Looking ahead, remember that Tuckertown (June 1st) is the last chance for anglers to retain their AOY points. If you plan to do so, please bring $20 to the event. This is especially important for rookies who plan to fish with us, as there are still enough events remaining (5) for a first year CKA angler to fish the minimum number of events (4) for that title.
Here are the updated standings. As always, send us an email if you spot an error!
2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 AOY
2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 ROY(1)
We have posted the current ROY standings. If we missed someone, or made an error in points, let us know through a private message and we will fix it. This first list took a bit longer because we have to comb through past seasons to check that we didn’t accidentally add someone who fished before.
If you know someone who is thinking about signing up, encourage them. There are still 2 events remaining to pay the member fee that allows anglers to keep points, and with three-quarters of the season left, the race is still wide open. Remember to support these new anglers – they are the future of the sport!
Here is the link to the standings page: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3951
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”