The 2019 Gate City Classic

CKA Tournament 8

The Gate City Classic

Multi-Lake Event

September 28th, 2019

The Gate City Classic celebrates the end of every CKA tournament season. In nearly every previous year, the Angler of the Year was a lock. This year is different, as a handful of anglers will compete on the final day for the AOY title. The rest of us will compete for prizes, qualifying spots in the Tournament of Champions and for KBF National Championship qualification. It’s going to be a dramatic end to a great regular season, to say the least!

In addition, we will be giving away a number of special prizes this year.

  • Anglers who fished at least 6 of events will be eligible for the On the Water Innovations custom trailer. Please register early if you fished 5 events previous to this one, so your name will be on the list of eligible anglers
  • Rookie of the Year and Angler of the Year will receive Get Outdoors gift cards, among other prizes
  • Boonedox has donated a special prize package for the Rookie of the Year
  • TourneyX has donated giveaway items to CKA
  • Torqeedo gift certificates
  • Zee Bait Co. prize packages
  • And more!

We will also announce the time and location for the Tournament of Champions. The lake is announced after the Classic and Final standings are announced.

This post contains

  • Registration
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info
  • Lake info

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

Now for the event details. Because this is a multi-lake event, please read carefully. 

 A. Registration & Fees

Entry fee for the Classic is $55 and this will include food, your donation to HOW and your entry for big bass. We will pay through Paypal, so a fee will be deducted. All remaining entries are paid out to anglers. Registration is a two step process:

 First, register on TourneyX. There is a $5 fee for sign up: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2019-event-8-gate-city-classic

Second, pay your $55 tournament registration fee at Shop Get Outdoors, here: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-gate-city-classic-kayak-fishing-tournament?variant=12870399688787

If you have never fished a CKA event, you will need to create a Tourney X angler account for event registration.

B. Tournament ID card

The CKA ID card will be posted at mid-week on the week of the tournament. You will see it in your Tourneyx dashboard. Print spare copies  or reuse previous cards. The ID code will be posted to the CKA Facebook page on Friday night before the tournament (it will also appear on our Twitter and Instagram pages). Please write the ID posted on your ID card. The number and entire card must be visible in the photo and we must be able to read the ID number in order for the fish you submit to Tourneyx to be valid.

C. Boundaries and Rules

You are responsible for reading and following all CKA rules. All local lake rules also apply, so be careful to read the regulations for the lake you choose to fish. You can read CKA rules at this link: http://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=38

Remember that certain areas of lakes are clearly marked as being off limits. This is true of some areas of Randleman Lake, for example. Anglers who fish in off-limits areas risk substantial fines. Furthermore, they will have their fish removed from the standings.

D. Launches

The tournament is a multi-launch event, and the listed lakes and access areas (below) will be the only eligible locations to launch. Keep in mind that some launches have limited space and different hours. Be sure to know the lake rules, arrive early, respect fellow boaters and be careful and helpful at the launches. There may also be additional launch fees. If you plan to ask for early opening of the gate, coordinate with other anglers. Any and all anglers must be allowed to enter and launch once a gate opens.

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 to change that fact.  Late opening will not affect check-in time at the end of the day, and all anglers must be present at Get Outdoors for check in before the 4 pm deadline.

We encourage anglers to coordinate early launch openings for the event, but some lakes may not be willing to provide early access, or may only do so for a fee. Anglers should cooperate and contribute in such cases, but CKA is not involved in arranging early gate/launch opening. Contact marinas/launches with your inquiries.

E. Captains Meetings

There will not be a live Captains Meeting for the event. CKA tournament directors may be present at certain ramps on the morning of the event, and will check CKA messages throughout the day. It is best to ask questions in the days prior to the event.

F. Tournament Launch/Start/End Times

Launch: No angler may launch prior to 6:30 am.

Lines In: You may paddle to your spots but you cannot start fishing before 7:00 a.m.

Lines out: 3:00 p.m. Remember that you will not be able to post fish to TourneyX after 3:30 pm.

G. Tournament Check-In

We will meet at Get Outdoors. All anglers must be checked in by 4 pm. This means that you must present yourself at the check in desk by that time, without exception. The check in area will be near the front store register. 

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 so we know you are safe.

Anglers must sign the check in sheet for each event in which they compete. Anglers must be in line at Get Outdoors to sign in by 4 pm. No exceptions!

Check-in location will be

Get Outdoors
1515 West Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC 27403

Tel: 336-294-3918

You must be signed in at Get Outdoors by 4:00 p.m.

H. Tournament Lakes

You can fish your choice of the following launch locations as soon as the lake allows on the morning of the event. Hours vary at each launch.

  • Randleman Regional Reservoir
    Southwest Park, 3403 Wall Road, Greensboro, NC 27407 – $5
    336-641-3544 – No gasoline motors – No SUPs – 513 acres with no gas motors, 3,007 acres total
    7 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Randleman Marina, 7123 Adams Farm Road, Randleman, NC 27317 – $5
    336-498-5281 – Maximum speed limit 25 mph – No SUPs – 3,007 total acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Lake Higgins
    Higgins Marina, 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, Summerfield, NC 27358 – $6
    336-373-3739 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 226 acres
    8 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Oak Hollow Lake
    Oak Hollow Marina, 3431 North Centennial Street, High Point, NC 27265 – $5
    336-883-3494 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 800 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Lake Townsend
    Townsend Marina, 6332 Townsend Road, Brown Summit, NC 27214 – $6
    336-373-3694 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 1,542 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Lake Brandt
    Brandt Marina, 5945 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 – $6
    336-373-3741 – No horsepower restrictions – SUPs allowed – 816 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • High Point City lake: Marina
  • Lake Mackintosh
    Lake Mackintosh Marina, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215 – $5 launch fee. Tel: 336-538-0896 – No horsepower restrictions, but large area for non-gas – No SUPs – 1,100 acres
    0 miles from GET:OUTDOORS
  • Guilford-Mackintosh Marina (Lake Macintosh), 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, N.C. This is the western side of the lake, with an area that restricts use of gas-powered engines.

 

OTWI Tourney Double Trailer Giveaway Update

At the end of last season, long time CKA angler Denny Romero approached us with an idea: he wanted to reward CKA anglers who consistently compete in events. His motive was simple: through their tournament entry fees, those anglers have raised the lion’s share of the money that CKA donates to Heroes on the Water every season.  And so to reward them, he decided to build a custom kayak trailer. Scroll down our Facebook page, and you will see some of his photo updates of the trailer’s construction. As many people know, Denny’s engineering and craftsmanship are second to none; he is also a kayak angler, so he knows exactly what anglers need from a trailer.

To qualify for the giveaway, an angler must fish a minimum of 6 events this season. Below is a list of anglers who have qualified, followed by those who must fish one of the final two events, and followed last by a list of those who must fish both of the final two events. If you are in that final category, and want a chance to win a great trailer, then get signed up for Saturday’s event at Kerr-Scott!

Qualified

Will Lambert
Joey Sullivan
Sammy Wilson
Brooks Lanier
Chris Linville
Jason Leach 
Jacob Miles
Keith McGee
Ryan Freeman
Bobby Bowers
Mitchel Rhodes
Jason Chapell
Dustin Matthews
James Wevers

1 Event Needed

Matthew Dunn
Calvin Keller
Adam Petrone
Eric Nelson
William Queen
Marcus Smith
Ron Gerber
Nathan Naturile
Drew Blair
Henry Veggian
Denny Romero
Mark Phillips
Jason Nuy
Melvin Yang

2 Events Needed

Ricky Rowland
Bob Dainton
Derrick Hood
Arlie Minton
Adam Puleo
Mike Wimmer
John Dunnavant
Rick Morris
Chad Newman
Austin Vang
Tj Swansey
Chimeng Vang
Kou Yang
William Hayes

CKA Tournament of Champions update

After 6 events, the following anglers have qualified for the Tournament of Champions:

  • Melvin Yang (1st place, Burlington Bash)
  • Joey Sullivan (1st Place, High Rock)
  • Sammy Wilson (1st Place, Tuckertown)
  • Will Lambert (1st Place, Randleman)

As it stands, the cash prize pot is over $1,000.

Additional spots will be awarded to the Rookie of the Year and the AOY top 25. The 1st place winners at Kerr-Scott and the Gate City Classic will also become eligible. 1st Place winners at Kerr Lake and Jordan Lake would have qualified but did not pay member dues.

The tournament is scheduled for October 12th, and the lake for the tournament will be announced at the Gate City Classic.

 

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.

Read more “CKA Event #4 Tuckertown Reservoir”

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