Shearon Harris Fish Habitat Restoration

We invite CKA anglers to participate in this great project to improve fishing at Shearon Harris Reservoir. As some of you know from previous posts, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is recruiting volunteers to participate in this effort, which is part of the Sportfish Restoration program.

By participating in this project, anglers will work with other volunteers (including other fishing clubs) to improve fish habitat at one of the nation’s most famous Largemouth bass fisheries. This is a great opportunity for CKA members to show that kayak anglers support the excellent wildlife officers and biologists who keep our waters safe and sustain our world class fisheries. Please try to participate, and spread the word to family and friends who might attend!

The scheduled work dates are June 18-22 and July 9-13. You can attend for one day or multiple days, and choose from various tasks to complete. They include:

  • Assembling Fish Attractors
  • Planting Vegetation
  • Marking GPS points for Fish Attractors
  • Building fences to protect emergent plants

To sign up, volunteers must register at least a week in advance of each event with Mark Fowlkes, the Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Coordinator. Mark Fowlkes can be reached by email at mark.fowlkes@ncwildlife.org or by phone at 336-466-0541.

The press release below includes additional information.

https://www.ncwildlife.org/News/wildlife-commission-seeks-volunteers-for-aquatic-enhancement-project-on-harris-lake

CKA Welcomes Boonedox as an Official Sponsor

One of CKA’s core principals is to support independent and local businesses. In 2015, Thomasville, North Carolina based Boonedox donated a T-Bone prize package to our Tournament of Champions event on the Yadkin River. In the years since, CKA and Boonedox crossed paths and continued to work together on occasion. 2019 marks the beginning of a new era: Boonedox has become an official sponsor of CKA and has generously donated giveaway prizes to each event and to the AOY prize package. And there is more….

CKA’s 3rd event of the year will run parallel with Boonedox Yadkin Slam, the annual multi-species charity kayak fishing tournament. Scheduled for May 4th at High Rock Lake, CKA will award a spot in the Tournament of Champions to the Yadkin Slam angler who lands the largest bass of the Slam’s bass category. With food, prizes and a great charity component, this is going to be a great event. And finally – at that event, Boonedox will announce the prize it will award to the 2019 CKA Angler of the Year.

CKA works with its sponsors to grow the sport of kayak fishing and to support local businesses and anglers. We are proud to work with Boonedox and we ask all our anglers to support this partnership!

For more information and to shop Boonedox, visit their website: https://boonedoxusa.com/

Sign up for the Yadkin Slam is open. Register here: https://boonedoxusa.com/collections/boonedox-yadkin-slam/products/boonedox-yadkin-slam

 

 

4 Trails for Theresa & Tim

The Combined Kayak Fishing Trails of North Carolina present

FOUR TRAILS FOR THERESA AND TIM  

A charity event for Tim “NCPierman” Taramelli & Family

On July 15th, 2018, fisherman and fishing guide Mr. Timothy Taramelli was driving with his daughter Theresa to go fishing at Core Creek on the southern Neuse River. Tim and Theresa were severely injured when Tim’s truck was struck by another vehicle. To raise money for his family’s medical expenses, the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association, Queen City Kayak Bass Fishing, Carolina Kayak Anglers and Plastic Pirates have combined to sponsor a month-long charity event in which 100% of entry fees will go to the Taramelli family.

Format

  • Month-long event (Midnight, October 1st to Midnight, October 31st). Sign up open throughout the month.
  • Total length of your 5 best black bass (spotted, largemouth, or smallmouth)
  • Rigid measuring boards (Hawg Trough, Ketch Board, Fish Stik only). No tape measures!
  • Anglers may fish any water (without trespassing) from a kayak, canoe, or boat (catamaran, SUP, power, sail, jonboat, raft, etc), as well as bank fish.

Tourneyx.com has graciously donated tournament support and a charity page. Free sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/four-trails-for-theresa-and-tim

Anglers donate the $40 entry fee through Paypal: PAWDUKES2@aol.com

Sponsors & Prizes

Native Kayaks has donated a Versa Board (Hidden Oak). Additional sponsors include Vicious Fishing   Black Bear Tackle    Fishing with Attitude   Power Team Lures   Personaform, Designs Lenovo Computers   C3 Baits    Carolina Custom Rods    Bending Branches    Biospawn  YakAttack & more!

Raffle prize tickets available (Entry = 5, Limit + 10, Big Bass + 15, Small bass + 10. 1st place receives 30, 2nd place 20, 3rd place 10, 4th 5, 5th 3). All prizes random draw. Contact Vinny Ferreri at QCKBF for prize package details.

Concurrent Events

Participating anglers and donors are welcome to come out and meet some of the directors of this event. NCKFA, CKA, QCKBF and Plastic Pirates will all host kayak fishing tournaments in October, and black bass species caught in those tournaments can also be posted to the charity event. Come by and say hello!

NCKFA  hosts its redfish on line tournament in October, and also the Oak Island Classic October 12-14th. For more info see http://www.nckfa.com/

Plastic Pirate Shootout hosts a single day kayak bass fishing event at Tuckertown Lake on October 28th. It’s a perfect chance to finish strong at the end of the month.  For more info go to https://www.facebook.com/plasticpirateshootout/

QCKBF hosts tournaments at Mountain Island Lake on October 6th (Ladies Only) and October 15th. Info here: http://qckayakbassfishing.com/schedule/

CKA hosts the Gate City Classic and a KBF Trail on Oct 6th. More info at https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/

 

 

         

 

Jordan Lake Photo Gallery

Hi everyone,

With 6 of 8 events in the bag, our season has passed the three-quarters mark! This will be a busy week for updates: we have updated the photo gallery and it includes some on the water shots, group shots and prize drawing shots, as well as previously posted items.

Next up: The Tournament of Champions, AOY/ROY award package announcements, followed by the updated AOY/ROY list!

CKA Season 2018

Angler of the Year Race Update

AOY Update April 25, 2018

Hi everyone, and thanks again to all who fished at High Rock. Below you can see the top 30 in the Angler of the Year race and the full AOY standings can be accessed at 2018 AOY page of our website.

Angler of the Year (Top 30, after 3 events)

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