CKA Tournament 1: The Burlington Battle

CKA Tournament 1

March 9th, 2019

Lake Mackintosh. Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Cammack

4 Lakes, 5 Launches…..

Central location, on both new and familiar lakes….

The 2019 CKA season begins…..

It’s time to fish!

Welcome Anglers to 2019 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 begin our season with a multi-lake event in the Burlington area. The largest of those lakes is Mackintosh, a lake familiar to CKA. The other three lakes – Cammack, Stony Creek and Graham-Mebane – are new to the Trail. With the exception of Graham-Mebane all are Burlington City lakes with special restrictions. Please abide by all state and local rules. A few general points:

  • please bring exact change for launch fees. Lake authorities stressed this point, and it speeds up check in. Your launch fee is not included in the sign up.
  • If you contact lake authorities and ask them to open early, then any angler who is present at that time can enter, pay and launch.

We will release the identifier code across our social media (FB, Twitter, IG) on Friday night at 8 pm.  Contact: CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Note: The same time must and will apply to all ramps and lakes for lines in. As it stands, the time below will apply to all anglers, regardless of when gates open.

More information about each lake is available below the summary. Please read it all.

Event Info

Sign up: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-1-the-burlington-bash

Tournament Registration Fee: $50. Fee includes H.O.W. donation, Big Bass fee and Tourneyx fee. You can sign up on Tourneyx and pay later at the Get:Outdoors link, but all anglers must complete both steps (sign up and payment) prior to competition time.                   

Payment link: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-burlington-battle-multi-lake-kayak-fishing-tournament?variant=21493348466771

Format: 3 longest fish (8” minimum length), submitted on approved measuring device (Fish Stik, Hawg Trough or Ketch Board only), entire fish and correct ID entirely in photo. ID will be available for download and printing in the days prior to event.

Event Schedule

Lines in: 8:00 am

Lines out: 3:00 pm (photo cut off is 3:05 pm. Upload your photos early – No Exceptions!)

Check in: 4 pm at Get:Outdoors. Must sign in or lose AOY points. Anglers must pay CKA member fee to keep AOY points.

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The 2019 CKA Schedule

At long last, here is our schedule for next year! The decision making process changes every year, and this is how we arrived at the new schedule:

  • We listened to feedback. Anglers who told us about favorite lakes, driving time and spacing of events were heard. This year’s schedule has a tighter geographic radius, returns to some favorite lakes and expands the multi-lake option.
  • We increased cooperation with other regional trails and events.
  • We enhanced the number of multi-lake and multi-launch events.
  • We are working with more local sponsors (more about that in a later post!).
  • We included a “fun” event in the schedule!!!!

 

And now, because we know there are questions, we have some answers:

Question: What is the Burlington Battle?

Answer: It is a 4 lake event. Lakes are Cammack, Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Mackintosh. Like the Gate City Classic, we will meet at Get:Outdoors for check in.

Question: What is the Yadkin Slam?

Answer: The Yadkin Slam is a popular charity event hosted by Boonedox. Last year, it was combined with a KBF Trail event. The event was well run, it supported a great cause, the prizes were amazing and the food and company were excellent. Many of us fished the event, and as a result both parties decided to continue that experience. So we paired up again for simultaneous, parallel events. Yes, you can fish both, and yes the CKA event will be an AOY/ROY points event.

Question: What is the Battle at the Border?

Answer: We paired up with our friend Casey Reed’s VKBC Trail in Virginia to plan a tournament at Bugg’s Island on the NC/VA border. When KBF caught wind of the large regional event we planned, they stepped in to make it a KBF National Championship Qualifying event with cash prizes. And so, it will be 3 events: A CKA event, a VKBC event and a KBF National Championship Qualifying event.

Question: Will there be AOY points awarded at the team event?

Answer: Yes, but for the single angler event only. You have the option to fish a side-event in which teams will compete. AOY points will be for the single angler event only. However, you and a friend can show up and fish the team event by itself, too!

Please share the schedule with interested friends. The stand alone graphic can be found at this link: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3676

As always, we will continue our great partnership with Get: Outdoors and we will continue to raise money for Heroes on the Water to support their important work. We will post more updates in the coming weeks and months. Thank you again for supporting us, our sponsors and the charities we support!

 

The 2018 CKA Tournament of Champions

At the end of every season, the CKA hosts a bonus tournament for its top competitors. Last year, Melvin Yang won the 2017 crown at Lake Norman and the year before that it was Denny Romero on the Yadkin River. Who will be this year’s champion?

What follows is a timeline for the tournament, a list of anglers who qualified/accepted roll down spots and a map showing the check-in spot. We hope the trophies will be shipped in time, but we can assure you, the other prizes are ready!

Read more “The 2018 CKA Tournament of Champions”

KBF Trail at the Gate City Classic

Who wants to win a trophy?

A guaranteed $1,000 Payout?

A Trail Champion Coffee Mug?

Then register today before the Thursday cutoff – you can pay the entry fee later!

What’s on the line?

Carolina Kayak Anglers is a Legacy Partner of Kayak Bass Fishing. As such, KBF provides material support for Trail events hosted by CKA, including the opportunity to win large cash prizes, AOY points, prize giveaways and National Championship qualifying spots. All of those are on the line when we co-host our 2nd KBF Trail event of the season at the Gate City Classic on October 6th!

Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2018-kbf-trail-38-gate-city-classic-nc

CKA Event 8: The Gate City Classic and KBF Trail

The Gate City Classic

Multi-Lake Event

October 6th, 2018

Hi everyone, and get ready for the Gate City Classic! The Classic is when we conclude and celebrate our season with fishing and food. This year it will also be when we determine – for the first time – the CKA Rookie of the Year! A number of prizes, qualifications and details are also determined on this final day of the regular season. They include:

  • AOY winner. The CKA Angler of the Year wins a custom prize package
  • KBF National Championship slots for the top 5.
  • The final standings to determine anglers who will proceed to the Tournament of Champions on October 13th.
  • Location selection for the Tournament of Champions. The lake is announced after the Classic and Final standings are announced.

Additionally, this year’s event is notable because we will also host a KBF Trail event. Remember that the 2019 KBF National Championship will be a multi-lake event, so the Gate City Classic is an excellent practice event for qualified anglers. And because the KBF AOY race is tight, and many KBF anglers are jostling for position in “The Ten” at Bienville Plantation, we expect a large turnout for the combined events. 

  1. Event Details

As noted above, the Classic will be held in conjunction with a KBF Trail Event.  Anglers may fish either the CKA and KBF event separately, or fish both events simultaneously. The CKA event is a 3 fish limit event and the KBF Trail event is a 5-fish limit event, but an angler’s 3 CKA fish can be cross-posted to the KBF event on Tourney X. Additionally, non-KBF members can compete in the KBF event but we encourage anglers to sign up as KBF members.  This post contains

  1. Registration
  2. Tournament Identifiers
  3. Boundaries and rules
  4. Launches
  5. Captains Meeting time and location info
  6. Tournament Start/End Times
  7. Post-Event Check-In info & KBF Trail Payouts
  8. Lake info

Read more “CKA Event 8: The Gate City Classic and KBF Trail”