CKA-VKBC-CCKF Battle on the Border 2020

CKA-VKBC-CCKF

Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island), NC/VA

The 2020 Battle on the Border

 Overview

In 2019, CKA paired up with Virginia Kayak Bass Challenge for a friendly border war.  We called it the Battle on the Border, and nearly 100 kayak anglers fished the event. On a beautiful sunny day, Tim Sabella (SC) lifted the 1st place trophy. Who will win it this year?

The 2020 Battle on the Border will take place at Kerr Lake. This year, a new club joins the event – the Central Carolina Kayak Fishing Club (CCKF).

CKA Tournament of Champions anglers can double dip and register for both events, and we are treating this event as an “Open,” which is to say it is not restricted to members of the two host trails.

This post contains

  • Lake information
  • Boundaries, Rules, launches
  • Registration links
  • Identifier Info
  • Captains Meetings time and location info
  • Payouts and KBF Qualifying Opportunities
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Post-Event Check-In info

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

Lake Info

Kerr Lake is a massive reservoir located on the Roanoke River on the North Carolina/Virginia border. It is northeast of Falls Lake, just off I-85.  The lake was built shortly after WWII and it is one of the region’s premier Largemouth Bass, Catfish and Striped Bass fisheries. It covers more than 77 surface miles of water; for contrast, Lake Norman covers fewer than 50 surface miles. In sum, Kerr is one of the largest impoundments on the Southeast, and will challenge anglers to break down big water. Want to test your skills against a massive lake? This is it.

The lake has dozens of public boat ramps and marinas, as well as affordable camping. If you camp at the lake, be sure your campsite is open to the public and that it allows 24 hour access, so you can get out in the morning to fish. 

Boundaries, Launches and Rules

The event boundaries are as follows:

  • The Western boundary on the Dan River is the 360 bridge in South Boston.
  • The Northern boundary on the Staunton River is the 360 bridge, too.
  • The Eastern boundary is the Kerr dam. No fishing below the dam.

The tournament is a multi-launch event and all public launches are available to anglers.

For a list of park managed launches and NC Wildlife launches, see this link: https://www.ncparks.gov/kerr-lake-state-recreation-area/activities

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license. North Carolina has a license reciprocity agreement with Virginia for Kerr Lake, so you can fish the Virginia side with your N.C. license.

Please follow parking regulations practice good ramp etiquette at the lake’s public launches.

Registration Links

Register here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/battle-at-the-border-2

Please remember that launch fees at certain launches are not included in registration fees.

Identifiers

Anglers must use either CKA identifiers, CCKF or VKBC identifiers from the 2020 season OR the identifier made for this event.

CKA identifiers will be available on your TourneyX dashboard starting Monday, October 12. The event ID code will be released in the Captains meeting, on FB, Instagram and Twitter Friday evening.

Do not use the code that is automatically generated by TourneyX. write only the code released on Friday night on your ID.

Payouts and Qualifying Opportunities

Payouts will be 100% of the remaining entry fees after TourneyX and Paypal costs are deducted. Those costs are listed in this file (2020-Battle-Payourts-15-percent), together with the payouts, based on number of registered anglers.

Kayak Bass Fishing has confirmed it will award qualifying spots to the 2021 KBF National Championship to anglers who are KBF members in the top 10% of the final standings. To be eligible, you must be a KBF member prior to the start of competition. To obtain KBF membership, click here: https://shopkbf.com/collections/kbf-membership-levels/products/2020-kbf-ambassador-membership

Captains Meetings

There will be no live Captains Meeting for the event. CKA will host a virtual Captains Meeting on Friday, October 16th on Facebook. Additionally, there will be no post-event check in. However, CKA directors will be at Henderson Point after the event in case of need:

Address: 1395 Reverend Henderson Rd. Henderson, NC 27537, Henderson, NC 27537

This event will use the check in/check out function on Tourneyx.

Tournament Start/End Times

Launch: 6:30 am

Lines In: 7:00 a.m.

Lines out: 3:00 p.m. (photo cut-off: 4:00 pm)

If you have a weak signal or no signal, 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 try to upload photos  after 4 pm.

Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (Big bass Optional)
Event Date Oct 17, 2020
Format 5 fish (12” minimum).
Captains Meeting/Sign up TourneyX/Facebook
Earliest Launch 6:30 am
Lines in 7:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 3:00 pm/4:00 pm
Results CKA Facebook, Saturday 8:30 pm
   

2020 CKA Tournament of Champions

2020 Tournament of Champions

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

CKA established the Tournament of Champions to reward the top 25 anglers in the AOY standings with an opportunity to fish for one last prize. The 2016 edition was a single day event won by Denny Romero on the Yadkin River, the 2017 event was a two day long event won by Melvin Yang. Joey Sullivan won a 2 day event in 2018, and Keith McGee won a single day event in 2019. Who will win 2020?

This post contains

  • Lake information & Payouts
  • Registration and Format
  • Tournament Start/End Times
  • Boundaries, Rules, launches
  • Post-Event Check-In info
  • List of Qualified Anglers

Lake Information & Payouts

The 2020 Tournament of Champions will be held on Kerr Lake. This is a 1 day event. There is no entry fee for this event, and no TourneyX sign up. Payouts are as follows:

1st Place for this event is guaranteed $1,000

2nd place is $500

3rd place $250

Registration and Format

Your best five fish will count to your limit. The angler with the longest 5 fish limit wins. The minimum length is 8”, as per CKA rules.  

We do not use TourneyX for the Tournament of Champions. In keeping with tradition and the old school check in format of our sport, you will bring your photos to the check in at Henderson Point. There, you will fill out a scoring sheet with your totals. Directors will review the sheets and then review photos. After the winner is announced, the angler must post photos to Facebook.

ToC anglers may fish the simultaneous Battle at the Border event.

You must use a CKA identifier card. The card is posted at this link on our website, in the 6th bullet point: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=25

We will release the unique code during the Captains Meeting on Facebook Live on Friday, Oct 16th at 8:30 pm.

 Boundaries and Launches

The event boundaries are as follows:

The Western boundary on the Dan River is the 360 bridge in South Boston.

The Northern boundary on the Staunton River is the 360 bridge, too.

The Eastern boundary is the Kerr dam. No fishing below the dam.

The tournament is a multi-launch event and all public launches are available to anglers.

For a list of park managed launches and NC Wildlife launches, see this link: https://www.ncparks.gov/kerr-lake-state-recreation-area/activities

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. fishing license. North Carolina has a license reciprocity agreement with Virginia for Kerr Lake, so you can fish the Virginia side with your N.C. license.

Please follow parking regulations practice good ramp etiquette at the lake’s public launches.

Please be sure to obtain a valid N.C. license, and follow parking regulations at the launches, as this popular lake is closely monitored by NC Wildlife officers.

 

Event Info

Sign up Free
Event Date Oct 17, 2020
Format 5 fish (12” minimum).
Captains Meeting Facebook 10/16, 8:30 pm
Earliest Launch 6:30 am
Lines in 7:00 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 3:00 pm/4:00 pm
Results CKA Facebook, Saturday 8:30 pm
   

 

Post Event Check in

Check in at the Henderson Point Launch by 4 pm.

Address: 1395 Reverend Henderson Rd. Henderson, NC 27537, Henderson, NC 27537

We will have our trophy presentations at the post event check in.

 

Qualified Anglers

Charles Crews* (R)

Ricky Rowland*

Shelly Efird

Justin Finger

Keith McGee

Eric Nelson

Ryan Freeman

James Wevers*

Matthew Dunn

Christopher Decker (R)

Jacob Ly

Chris Linville

Brian Falbe

Jereme Olshefski

Calvin Keller

William Queen

Dustin Matthews*

Rick Morris

Stephen Bell (R)

James Smith (R)

Garriett Chavis (R)

Bernie Garrett

Joey Sullivan

Jeremy Hicks

Will Lambert*

Sammy Wilson*

Jack Chambers

Jacob Miles

Garrett Gincley (R)

Henry Veggian

Denny Romero

 

CKA 2020 Tournament of Champions update

The Gate City Classic is the last points-awarding event of the season, so it is the last chance to win a spot in the Tournament of Champions. You can do that by winning the Classic or by finishing in the top 25 to earn a spot in this exclusive, entry-free event.

After 7 events, the following anglers have qualified for the Tournament of Champions:

  • Larry Moua (1st place, Shearon Harris)
  • Sammy Wilson (1st Place, Wild Waters)
  • Charles Crews (1st Place, Tuckertown, AOY & ROY)
  • James Wevers (1st Place, High Rock/Randleman)
  • Teng Vue (1st Place, Hickory)
  • Rick Rowland (1st Place, Cape Fear, Reese/Lucas)
  • 2019 AOY Will Lambert

Additionally, the 1st place winner at the Gate City Classic will also become eligible. Also, double qualifier spots will roll down in the AOY Standings list (that makes 3 roll downs so far, because Charles is triple qualified and Rick is double qualified).

Current AOY standings can be viewed at https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=4445

Register here for the Gate City Classic, this coming Saturday, September 19th: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2020-event-8-gate-city-classic

 

Additional details

Date: Oct 17th

Cost: Free Entry (Optional Big Bass $10.00)

Where: Announced at Gate City Classic

Format: 5 fish, single day event

No Tourneyx Sign up required: Old school check in style (photos checked on location by TD, posted to FB later.

 

 

CKA Tournament #7: Reese & Lucas

Saturday, August 22, 2020

CKA has not fished the Asheboro lakes since the spring of 2014, but now we return to our roots with a multi-lake event on these beautiful fisheries. This will be a multi-launch event with a later time limit to ensure that anglers all begin fishing at the same times after launching from these single ramp lakes. As we have done all year, this is a virtual tournament, meaning there will be no in person check-in or meeting, and all anglers must use TourneyX to check in and check out.

For questions and updates, follow CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

This post contains

  1. Registration Links
  2. Tournament Identifier 
  3. Format and Rules (and links to complete rules)
  4. Tournament Start/End Times
  5. Event info
  6. Lake and Launch Information
  1. Registration

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CKA 2020 Tournament #6 The Cape Fear River

Cape Fear – from Jordan Dam through Fayeteville, to Wilmington and out to the Atlantic Ocean, the river echoes with American history and culture. After successfully scouting the river in 2019, CKA tournament directors decided it was time for a river event. And now the time has come. “Counselor!!!!”

The Cape Fear River begins in Chatham County where the Deep River and haw River meet at Mermaid’s Point. From there, it flows to the Atlantic Ocean, passing state parks, military bases and historic towns along the way. Loaded with many different species of fishes, it receives little pressure from anglers along its northern reaches, and with old dams, countless lay downs and backwater sloughs, it provides year-round habitat for big largemouth bass.

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