Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

The weather held off, just long enough. Saturday, the fourth of May, 2024, saw a big crowd of North Carolina’s kayak anglers descend on Falls Lake for the third event of the 2024 CKA season. The sky threatened rain all day, but rarely delivered more than a sprinkle. The hesitant weather made for a great topwater bite in some areas at the combined event that took place alongside CKA’s tournament; the Carolina Classic grew in its second year, with competitors from Foothills Kayak Anglers and the host, Central Carolina Kayak…

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CKA Event 2 Recap: High Rock

CKA Event 2 Recap: High Rock

The majority of area kayak tournaments this season have been marred by poor weather, with high winds, rain or both complicating affairs. And when the cold fronts aren’t spoiling bites, boating pressure on the lakes has been intense. Crazy weather, skittish bass and busy lakes: that is springtime tournament fishing. But stable temperatures delivered a picture-perfect spring day for North Carolina tournament anglers. With an FKA/MMKS joint event in the western half of the state and CKA in the middle, anglers had events to choose from on a clear spring…

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Chavis and Lambert Take Top Spots in 20 for 23 Series

Chavis and Lambert Take Top Spots in 20 for 23 Series

20 for 23 The CKA tenth anniversary season ends at the Gate City Classic, on September 23, and we already know that Will Lambert, Garriett Chavis and Brian Falbe are getting some new hardware. Additionally, Lambert and Chavis have qualified for the Tournament of Champions. How is that possible? When the directors of Carolina Kayak Anglers met at the Lager Haus and Biergarten at Red Oak Brewery in 2022, we planned for a special 10th anniversary season. So far, that season has exceeded all expectations. For example, attendance has been…

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CKA 2022: The Year in Review

CKA 2022: The Year in Review

The 9th regular season of the CKA Trail series began on Falls Lake in March. The wind was strong that day but the turnout was stronger, and the trend continued over a busy season that concluded on Lake Tillery in November at the Tournament of Champions. Over the course of nearly eight months, CKA anglers travelled and fished North Carolina’s best bass fisheries. Along the way, a veteran angler captured his first title, a Virginia angler captured the Rookie of the Year, and CKA anglers had strong showings at both…

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CKA Anglers place at the 2022 NC BASS Kayak Nation State Championship

CKA Anglers place at the 2022 NC BASS Kayak Nation State Championship

When B.A.S.S. announced its Bassmaster Nation Kayak Series in 2019, the American kayak tournament fishing scene was booming. For context: Kayak Bass Fishing had recently partnered in the first tournament with a major bass fishing trail (the FLW Cup), CKA and its partner KBF had already brought several large KBF Trail events to the state, and Hobie B.O.S., still a young trail, was making strides and growing into a major nation series (Hobie would hold an event at Lake Norman the following year). It seemed as though there would be…

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