Event 3: High Rock Tournament Recap

54 anglers competed in event #3 at High Rock Lake. High Rock fished very well this year, producing limits for more than half the field. In the end, the ROY race tightened up and new names appeared on the rookie roster, 3 more CKA anglers qualified for the KBF 2020 National Championship and Guntersville, an additional $280 was raised for Heroes on the Water and many anglers also competed in the Boonedox Yadkin Slam, where CKA angler Joey Sullivan won the Bass Division.

Pairing the event with the Boonedox Yadkin Slam proved to be a success, too. Rock Outdoors generously hosted CKA and NCKFA anglers, and as in previous years, the Slam sponsors such as Get Outdoors stepped up with a stunning selection of door prizes and angler prizes.

We should note that for the first time in CKA history, an angler won the Big Bass prize in 2 of 3 events. Joey Sullivan’s two winning fish (a 24” and 21.75”) add up to a 45.75” total, a number we doubt anyone will touch for some time. If we add in the 21” fish he landed at Jordan Lake in event 2, that equals a 66.75” 3 best-fish limit in 3 events. 

Looking ahead, on June 1st we return to Lake Tuckertown for the 1st time in 4 years. If you want to keep your AOY/ROY points, that will be the last chance to pay the $20 fee for the year.

Thank you to Tim Parks and Boonedox for being an excellent sponsor for our club and this event, and thank you also to Bending Branches, Yak Attack, Get:Outdoors, Cal Coast Fishing, Zee Bait Co. and On the Water Innovations, too!

  1. Joey Sullivan 57” & Zeee Bait Co. Lunker Length Bass 22.75”
    & 1st Place Bass Division Boonedox Yadkin Slam
  2. Austin Vang 55.75”
  3. James Wevers 55.25” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
  4. Kou Yang 54.75” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
  5. Matt Dunn 54.50” (Qualifies for 2020 KBF National Championship)
  6. Shelly Efird 54.25″
  7. Sammy Wilson 53”

Congratulations!

CKA 2019 Event #3: High Rock/Yadkin Slam

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.  

Our CKA event coincides with the Boonedox Yadkin Slam event this season. The Yadkin Slam is an annual charity event with separate Bass, Crappie and Catfish divisions. There are separate youth and adult divisions, so this is a great time to bring kids out to fish. For anglers that fish both events, certain rules have been modified, so carefully review the rules below. Before we proceed to those details, we encourage all anglers to register for both events even if they do not plan to fish the Yadkin Slam, because the Yadkin Slam event prize money goes to a worthy cause and registration includes a great gift bag. Boonedox is a CKA sponsor, so let’s put our charitable generosity on full display!

Please remember to sign up as early as possible so that Boonedox can put in its jersey order – yes, registration includes an event jersey!

Rules Addendum

The following event rules modify existing rules. Otherwise all standard rules apply:

  1. Use of electric motors is suspended for this event for anglers who will submit fish to both the CKA tournament and Yadkin Slam. If you plan to only fish the CKA event, motors are permitted. We understand this may appear to put some combined CKA/Yadkin Slam anglers at a disadvantage, but our policy remains “motors don’t catch fish.” If you use a motor and plan to fish both events, you will have to provide proof of disability to Boonedox, per the Yadkin Slam event policy.
  1. The use of live bait is prohibited in the CKA event but permitted in the Yadkin Slam event. If you catch a Largemouth Bass on live bait you may not submit it to the CKA event board. This rule did not create problems for anglers who fished both events last year (when the Yadkin Slam was combined with a KBF Trail event). We do not anticipate a problem this year, but evidence of live bait use will result in automatic disqualification from the CKA event, as it applies in the rules standard, and also disqualification from all future events. In sum, if you fish both events you may use live bait while fishing for crappie and catfish in the Yadkin Slam, but if you catch a bass on live bait it cannot be submitted to the CKA leaderboard.

Additionally:

  • This is a Multi Launch event; any publicly accessible ramp may be used.
  • Anglers may place kayaks in the water but may not begin paddling to spots prior to the 6 am launch time. Anglers may have kayaks in the water but will not be permitted to leave before 6 am to get to fishing areas.
  • Blank CKA identifiers will be available on Tourneyx on Monday prior to the event (we recommend printing a few extras).
  • Unique identifier codes will be released Friday 5/3 after 8:00pm EST on the CKA social media (Facebook, IG and Twitter). We will provide instructions at that time for how to populate the identifier.
  • TourneyX sign up will close on Friday 5/3 at 9:00pm EST.
  • High Rock is a big lake. Budget time for travel from your launch to check in. Remember you must be present at check in by 4:00 pm.

Boonedox Slam registration: https://boonedoxusa.com/collections/boonedox-yadkin-slam/products/boonedox-yadkin-slam

CKA Tournament Registration: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2019-eenet-3-high-rock

Remember: All CKA Tournaments are 2020 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event.

 

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date May 4th, 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).     
Mandatory Captains Meeting 6:30 pm, Friday May 3rd at Rock Outdoors or 5:30 am, Saturday May 4th at Rock Outdoors
Launch   6:00 a.m.
Lines in 6:30 am
Lines Out 2:30 pm
Photo upload cutoff 3:00 pm
Check-in Deadline 4:00 pm
Check in Address             Rock Outdoors

7440 NC-8, Lexington, NC 27292

 

Launches

The following are some of the public launches at High Rock. Note however that if you launch from York Hill, you may not fish water north of I-85. You must fish south/east, toward the lake.

Southmont

899 Wildlife Recreation Area Access Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

Flat Swamp Creek

16646 NC-8, Denton, NC 27239

Dutch Second creek

10799-10895 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

Tamarac Marina

9120 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

Buddle Creek

2882 Holloway Church Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

 York Hill Boat Access (Must fish south of I-85; waters North of I-85 are off limits)

Trading Ford Way, Linwood, NC

CKA Tournament #3: High Rock Lake

CKA Tournament #3

April 14, 2017

High Rock Lake

CKA Tournament #3 takes us to another new addition to the CKA Trail, a lake familiar to many North Carolina anglers: High Rock Lake. High Rock has hosted many Bassmaster events (including three very memorable Bassmaster Classics). It is 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.

Our CKA event coincides with a live Kayak Bass Series (KBS) event. Anglers can register and submit the same fish to both events. KBS has provided CKA with not one, but six Manley rods as giveaways for this event! You can sign up for both events on TourneyX (the folks at Ketch Co. may also be present with their CKA & KBS tournament approved boards!).

Remember also that Boonedox will host a KBF Trail at High Rock the following week (April 21st), so this will also be a great chance for anglers to pre-fish for that event.

Get:Outdoors, Yak Attack, BioSpawn, Dave’s, and TRC Covers have generously provided giveaway items. Additionally, Manley Rods is providing the previously mentioned additional giveaways for this event. Don’t forget: if you fished a CKA event this season, you receive a discount at Get:Outdoors, so stock up on kayak fishing gear, as this event is close to the store!

  • Multi Launch (six ramps listed at bottom of page are the only legal launches).
  • Anglers are to remain within 30 yards of the launch area prior to the 6:30am start time. Anglers may have kayaks in the water but will not be permitted to leave early to get to fishing areas.
  • Blank identifiers will be available for print approximately one week prior to the event (we recommend printing a few extras).
  • Unique identifier CODES will be released Friday 4/13 after 8:00pm EST. We will provide instructions at that time how to populate the identifier.
  • TourneyX sign up will be cutoff on Friday 4/13 at 10:00pm EST.
  • If you plan to camp or be away from a printer on Friday, please print your ID in advance, then fill in the code the evening it is released to Facebook.
  • Budget time for travel from your launch to check in. Remember you must be present at Southmont check in by 3:00 pm. If you cannot upload photos and show up at 3:00 pm asking for help, tournament directors may deny your request. Therefore budget time wisely.

 

Sign up

Tourneyx: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-2018-event-3-high-rock-lake
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W, TourneyX, Big Fish fees)
Event Date April 14, 2018
Format 3 fish (8” minimum). Hawg Trough measure required.     
Lines in 6:30 am
Lines Out 2:30 pm
Check in/Photo upload ends 3:00 pm
Check in Address:             Southmont Access

899 Wildlife Recreation Area

Lexington, NC 27292

 

Approved Launches

1. Southmont

899 Wildlife Recreation Area Access Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

 

2. Flat Swamp Creek

16646 NC-8, Denton, NC 27239

 

3. Dutch Second creek

10799-10895 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

 

4. Tamarac Marina

9120 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

 

5. Buddle Creek

2882 Holloway Church Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

 

6. York Hill Boat Access (Must fish south of I-85; waters north of I-85 are off limits)

Trading Ford Way

Linwood, NC