2019 CKA Photo Gallery Update

Hi everyone, we updated the photo gallery with pics from the Jordan and High Rock events. We posted some action shots and some of the check photos are there, too, but we didn’t get them all because some of the winners held them crooked (that’s on us for not taking good pictures). Nonetheless, download pics, share them and tag our sponsors! Here is the gallery link: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3890

 

 

Jordan Lake Tournament

CKA Tournament 2

B Everett Jordan Lake, NC

April 13th, 2019

 Overview

Welcome anglers to Event #2 of the 2019 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on Jordan Lake, a lake that has been fishing well in recent years, giving up several bass in the 10-12 class. The lake is very healthy of late and lightly pressured due to recent ramp closures, and, well we all saw what the MLF pros did when they fished it. In short, this event is setting up perfectly!

We will use a multi-launch format on Jordan Lake. See the list of allowed ramps at the bottom of the post. Keep in mind that launch or day-use fees apply at some areas and anglers are responsible for launch fees. We are also using an off-lake site for the Captains Meeting (more details below). This is to avoid ramp congestion.

As always, print your ID early, and fill in the code when it is released Friday night before the event. You can also re-use your ID card from the last event – just be sure to put the code in the right box!

Sign up is free on Tourneyx – we pay the site fee after the event. If you sign up and can’t make the event, please remove your name from the tournament or contact the site to have them do it for you.

Sign up (free) on Tourneyx: https://tourneyx.com/app/category/nc—carolina-kayak-anglers/

Fee: Anglers will pay 50$ (cash only, bring exact change) for the event on Saturday morning at the Captains Meeting between 5:00 and 5:45 am.

Captains Meeting: 580 Craft Beer will host us for both the Captains Meeting and post-event check in: The address is: 354 East St, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Lines in: 6:45 am

Lines out & Photo Cut-Off: 2:30 pm

Check in: See above address. Anglers must be present and signed in by 3:45 pm.

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New Big Bass and 2019 Season Photo Galleries

Hi everyone,

We updated our 2019 gallery page with photos from the March 9th tournament. We also went into the archive of photos and created a Big Bass Gallery for the 24″ Largemouth bass caught in CKA competition over the years. Check them out here!

2019 Gallery: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3890

Big Bass: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3825

The 2019 CKA Schedule

At long last, here is our schedule for next year! The decision making process changes every year, and this is how we arrived at the new schedule:

  • We listened to feedback. Anglers who told us about favorite lakes, driving time and spacing of events were heard. This year’s schedule has a tighter geographic radius, returns to some favorite lakes and expands the multi-lake option.
  • We increased cooperation with other regional trails and events.
  • We enhanced the number of multi-lake and multi-launch events.
  • We are working with more local sponsors (more about that in a later post!).
  • We included a “fun” event in the schedule!!!!

 

And now, because we know there are questions, we have some answers:

Question: What is the Burlington Battle?

Answer: It is a 4 lake event. Lakes are Cammack, Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Mackintosh. Like the Gate City Classic, we will meet at Get:Outdoors for check in.

Question: What is the Yadkin Slam?

Answer: The Yadkin Slam is a popular charity event hosted by Boonedox. Last year, it was combined with a KBF Trail event. The event was well run, it supported a great cause, the prizes were amazing and the food and company were excellent. Many of us fished the event, and as a result both parties decided to continue that experience. So we paired up again for simultaneous, parallel events. Yes, you can fish both, and yes the CKA event will be an AOY/ROY points event.

Question: What is the Battle at the Border?

Answer: We paired up with our friend Casey Reed’s VKBC Trail in Virginia to plan a tournament at Bugg’s Island on the NC/VA border. When KBF caught wind of the large regional event we planned, they stepped in to make it a KBF National Championship Qualifying event with cash prizes. And so, it will be 3 events: A CKA event, a VKBC event and a KBF National Championship Qualifying event.

Question: Will there be AOY points awarded at the team event?

Answer: Yes, but for the single angler event only. You have the option to fish a side-event in which teams will compete. AOY points will be for the single angler event only. However, you and a friend can show up and fish the team event by itself, too!

Please share the schedule with interested friends. The stand alone graphic can be found at this link: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=3676

As always, we will continue our great partnership with Get: Outdoors and we will continue to raise money for Heroes on the Water to support their important work. We will post more updates in the coming weeks and months. Thank you again for supporting us, our sponsors and the charities we support!

 

KBF Trail at the Gate City Classic

Who wants to win a trophy?

A guaranteed $1,000 Payout?

A Trail Champion Coffee Mug?

Then register today before the Thursday cutoff – you can pay the entry fee later!

What’s on the line?

Carolina Kayak Anglers is a Legacy Partner of Kayak Bass Fishing. As such, KBF provides material support for Trail events hosted by CKA, including the opportunity to win large cash prizes, AOY points, prize giveaways and National Championship qualifying spots. All of those are on the line when we co-host our 2nd KBF Trail event of the season at the Gate City Classic on October 6th!

Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/2018-kbf-trail-38-gate-city-classic-nc