The Battle on the Border
July 13th, 2019
We enter uncharted waters here for CKA anglers. CKA has never fished Kerr Lake, and it will be the farthest north and east our trail has ever reached. It is also the largest lake we have ever fished. Kerr Lake covers more than 77 surface miles of water; for contrast, Lake Norman covers fewer than 50 surface miles. It is also a river system (the Roanoke) CKA has never touched. In sum, Kerr is one of the largest impoundments on the Southeast, and will challenge how anglers break down big water. Want to test your skills against a massive lake? This is it.
And just to make things even more difficult, there will be a 5 fish limit at this event with a 12” minimum length, instead of the usual 3 fish/8”minimum limit.
Additionally, we will be competing with and against the Virginia Kayak Bass Challenge, the Virginia club run by Casey Reed, a nationally accomplished kayak angler and a long -time friend of CKA in the kayak fishing world. CKA and VKBC will run separate, simultaneous events. You can fish both, or just one. As an added bonus, the angler who submits the longest limit to either trail will take home a custom trophy to commemorate this inaugural tournament! This event is a great opportunity to get to know our friends to the north, fish new water, and compete for state pride.
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/
Lake Info Read more “CKA Tournament 6 Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island), NC/VA”
This Memorial Day, we are asking anglers to consider helping a worthwhile organization that provides care packages to U.S. troops. The charity is Socks and Cookies (501c), and they have been running kayak fishing tournaments (both live and on-line). The tournaments are called “Kickin’ Bass 4 Troops.”
The next North Carolina tournament begins on Saturday, June 1st, and you can sign up on Tourneyx for it. It is a one month long event with angler prizes, and you have to upload your fish the day you catch them.
Since the start of it coincides with our Tuckertown event on June 1st, we encourage anglers to sign up for this great cause!
To sign up, click here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/1st-annual-nc-kayak-bass-fishing-tournament-by-socks-and-cookies-1-1
To learn more about the organization or send a care package without doing the tournament, read here: https://www.socksandcookies.org/
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”
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
As a long standing affiliate of Kayak Bass Fishing, CKA enjoys the highest level of coordination with Kayak Bass Fishing. We receive event support and sponsor support from them and KBF has entrusted CKA to manage multiple Trail events. In return, our best anglers compete at KBF events where they have repeatedly proven themselves against the best. We all take pride in the work we do in North Carolina, but when one of our anglers has success on the national stage, we are particularly proud.
We want each of you to have that chance. And so we want to remind everyone that anglers can qualify for the KBF National Championship through individual CKA events (and also through the final AOY standings). CKA can award spots to the top 10% of the field at each event and also distribute “at large” spots to the AOY field (for more on how that works, see this link). However, anglers must be KBF members prior to the event. If you hope to qualify, please sign up.
We will post occasional reminders and updates this season, as we always do, but if you are hoping to qualify for the 2020 National Championship at Guntersville, please renew your KBF membership. We want you guys to represent CKA, Get Outdoors and North Carolina at Nationals.
And yes, the CKA event at High Rock on May 4th will be a qualifying event!
The following anglers have qualified for the KBF National Championship through CKA. Join us in congratulating them!
Event 1 (Burlington Bash) Attendance: 87 anglers = 8 spots
Rick Rowland (4th place)
Ryan Freeman (7th place)
Event 2 (Jordan Lake) Attendance: 60 anglers = 6 spots
Bob Dainton (3rd place)