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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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…

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Medina Wins Inaugural CKA Winter Series

Medina Wins Inaugural CKA Winter Series

The CKA Winter Series took everyone by surprise with strong turnouts for a cold-weather series. What was no surprise was the fact that some giant fish were caught. Consider the following: Jeremy Hicks won the final frame with a 62″ limit of three fish Mark Wilkins posted a 21.25″ Smallmouth Bass in the January event Will Lambert posted 61.75″ in the final frame, too. Stephen Bell Sr. landed a 23.25″ monster, the biggest bass caught across the three-event series. And while the series champion only landed the third longest limit…

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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 On Line Series returns for 2024

CKA On Line Series returns for 2024

Introduction We are bringing it back! In 2023, we organized an online monthly series. We kept it simple – your 20 best fish and a low entry fee. But the end-of-year stakes were high: the top two finishers would qualify for the CKA Tournament of Champions. We posted it, sat back and held our breath. After all, there were plenty of other on-line events to choose form (even if our format was unique). Within the first week of the first event, we knew it was going to be a fun…

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