At the end of last season, long time CKA angler Denny Romero approached us with an idea: he wanted to reward CKA anglers who consistently compete in events. His motive was simple: through their tournament entry fees, those anglers have raised the lion’s share of the money that CKA donates to Heroes on the Water every season. And so to reward them, he decided to build a custom kayak trailer. Scroll down our Facebook page, and you will see some of his photo updates of the trailer’s construction. As many people know, Denny’s engineering and craftsmanship are second to none; he is also a kayak angler, so he knows exactly what anglers need from a trailer.
To qualify for the giveaway, an angler must fish a minimum of 6 events this season. Below is a list of anglers who have qualified, followed by those who must fish one of the final two events, and followed last by a list of those who must fish both of the final two events. If you are in that final category, and want a chance to win a great trailer, then get signed up for Saturday’s event at Kerr-Scott!
1 Event Needed
2 Events Needed
August 3rd, 2019
Scott Kerr was a new lake to the CKA Trail in 2018 and we are returning to it by popular demand. We are also adding an optional twist – a random draw team event that will take place on the side!
Kerr Scott is located in the northwest Piedmont, near Wilkesboro. It is one of 4 Piedmont lakes run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (this means additional regulations apply – see website below). There will be (7) eligible launches (listed below). There is also camping and rental cabins, which can be found at this link.
Read more “CKA Tournament 7 Kerr Scott Lake”
After 6 events, the following anglers have qualified for the Tournament of Champions:
- Melvin Yang (1st place, Burlington Bash)
- Joey Sullivan (1st Place, High Rock)
- Sammy Wilson (1st Place, Tuckertown)
- Will Lambert (1st Place, Randleman)
As it stands, the cash prize pot is over $1,000.
Additional spots will be awarded to the Rookie of the Year and the AOY top 25. The 1st place winners at Kerr-Scott and the Gate City Classic will also become eligible. 1st Place winners at Kerr Lake and Jordan Lake would have qualified but did not pay member dues.
The tournament is scheduled for October 12th, and the lake for the tournament will be announced at the Gate City Classic.
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.
Read more “CKA 2019 Event #3: High Rock/Yadkin Slam”
From our partnership with KBF to our fundraising for Heroes on the Water, CKA proudly supports businesses and charities owned and run by U.S. military veterans. This season, long time CKA angler and U.S. Army veteran Denny Romero has generously offered a special prize to CKA anglers through his company On the Water Innovations.
On the Water Innovations will donate a custom kayak trailer to be given to one angler who has fished a minimum of 6 events. The angler will be selected at the Gate City Classic on September 28th, 2019. The prize is the NEW Tourney Double, a compact trailer that is built to hold 2 kayaks side by side.
- 2 Custom Rod Tubes
- 4 Self-Retracting Ratchet Straps
- Adjustable Bunks
- 13” Aluminum Wheels
- All Welded Steel Construction
- LED Lights
- Custom “Built Like A Tank” Fenders
- Removable T-Bars (not included)
Here is how it works:
- Anglers receive an entry for each event they fish
- Eligible anglers must fish at least 6 events
- Anglers must be present at the Gate City Classic post-tournament check-in
This prize was donated to reward the anglers who donate the most to Heroes on the Water through their tournament fees. We are grateful to Denny and OTWI for this great prize. Thank you!
Visit the OTWI website: http://www.onthewaterinnovations.com/