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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Faircloth Wins Burlington Bash

Faircloth Wins Burlington Bash

Summary Carolina Kayak Anglers’ 2024 season began with a throwback event: the Burlington Bash. The tournament was invented by former director Larry Anderson, prior to his move to Tennessee. Anglers love fishing the Haw River basin’s fertile (and overlooked) lakes, and when announcing a smaller CKA trail footprint for 2024, it was the perfect fit. The weather leading up to the event was also perfect – almost. At mid-week, it seemed like the event would produce a wild bite and big limits. While it produced a few of the latter,…

Read More

Preview: 2024 CKA Burlington Bash

Preview: 2024 CKA Burlington Bash

CKA Tournament 1 The Burlington Bash presented by Faircloth Chimney Sweeps and Wildlife Removal March 16th, 2024 Lake Mackintosh, Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Cammack The Burlington Bash is back! Established in 2019 to highlight the fisheries along the Haw River basin in Alamance County, the Bash celebrates its fifth-year anniversary in 2024. Don’t let the smaller lakes available for this event fool you – they have a big history. How big? Well, the only verified ten pounder caught in CKA competition was landed during the bash, and the smaller lakes…

Read More

The Next Decade: A Preview of the 2024 CKA Season

The Next Decade: A Preview of the 2024 CKA Season

What will the next decade look like for Carolina Kayak Anglers [CKA]? That’s hard to predict, but based on the rejuvenation of CKA in 2023, it looks like it’s going to be pretty good. For starters, we saw a 30% increase in attendance in 2024. Part of that was due to older anglers returning for the 10th anniversary season to celebrate the club and part of it was due to our revamped prize packages. But it was primarily due to the fact that anglers have started to pour into local…

Read More