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…

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CKA Winter Series Concludes

CKA Winter Series Concludes

CKA Begins New Winter Series After a successful 10th year anniversary season in 2023, CKA set the wheels in motion for another ten years of competitive kayak bass fishing in North Carolina. We made the 2024 schedule and we renewed the popular “20 for….” online series.  After listening to requests from anglers, we also organized a winter series. CKA’s second decade began with the “Winter Lakes” event, CKA’s new Winter Series that consists of three tournaments. What is the CKA Winter Series? First, we kept it simple. For example, the…

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The 2023 Battle on the Border: A Preview

The 2023 Battle on the Border: A Preview

The 2023 Battle on the Border will be held on October 14th, 2023 on Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island). This milestone event brings together kayak fishing clubs from Virginia and North Carolina to celebrate the sport of kayak fishing and compete for cash, prizes and beautiful custom trophies. This year’s event marks the tournament’s fifth anniversary. Originally founded in 2019 as a friendly rivalry event between two clubs, the Battle on the Border now has six clubs represented among its anglers. And as the event has grown in club participation, so…

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First place, finally: Brooks Lanier wins at Tuckertown

First place, finally: Brooks Lanier wins at Tuckertown

Brooks Lanier has been fishing with CKA since 2017. He fished alongside legendary names like Ricky Rowland and the Hawj brothers, dominant anglers who seemed to finish in the money at nearly every tournament. Lanier kept fishing hard and learning. He came close to winning. Five times, in fact – that’s how many second place finishes he had prior to this past weekend, when he finally took him his first CKA trophy for a first-place finish at Tuckertown. And while there are dominant anglers, it’s also easy to forget how…

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Boorsma is Victorious at Mack, Lanier takes AOY Lead

Boorsma is Victorious at Mack, Lanier takes AOY Lead

Introduction Mackintosh was one of the most highly anticipated events of the season and the CKA turnout was exceptional – especially for a mid-summer event. Thank you to all who competed! While Mack did not show out with century club limit lengths, it did deliver huge fish – over one dozen bass over 20” in length were caught, including Jeremy Way’s 22.5” toad, which is the new top catch in the Str8Up Mounts Big Bass contest for the season. Also, our new sponsor delivered in a big way, by hosting…

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