CKA Event #4 Tuckertown Reservoir


Welcome anglers to Event #4 of the 2019 CKA tournament season. The tournament will be held on Tuckertown Reservoir. We have not fished Tuckertown since 2015 when John Ladd won 1st place on a hot July day. Tuckertown is another Yadkin chain lake, but with a unique profile for a water body, the upper half being a tailrace and river and the lower half being a lake that grows wide and deep as it approaches Badin Lake. It sets up well for both river and lake fishing, and the coves, banks and islands are filled with vegetation, too, making it one of the more dynamic fisheries we will face this season!

We will use a multi-launch format (see the list of allowed ramps at the bottom of the post).The NC Wildlife ramp off of River Road (SR 2512) will be the event HQ for the morning sign-up and afternoon check in. It’s a smaller lot, so please be mindful of parking, and travel in pairs whenever possible.

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.

Note: This is the last event at which anglers can pay the member fee to keep their points for the AOY and ROY races.

Sign up ($5) on Tourneyx:

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

Sign up/Captains Meeting: 4:45- 5:30 am

Lines in: 6:15 am

Lines out: 2:15 pm

Photo Cut-Off: 2:45 pm

Check in: NC Wildlife Ramp. Anglers must be present and signed in by 3:30 pm.

We will release the identifier code on Friday night at 8 pm. For that and additional updates, visit:

CKA on Facebook:

Event Info

Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date June 1st 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).
Check in/Payment 4:45:-5:30 am
Lines in 6:15 am
Lines out/Photo Cut-off 2:15 pm/2:45pm
Check in 3:30 pm

If you have not yet done so, please create a Tourney X angler account for event registration and CPR submissions!

Please review all event rules at

Remember you must pay the $20 CKA member fee to keep your AOY/ROY points. You can pay for the previous event before this event begins. This is the last chance to pay membership for the season!

The following sites are the only approved launch areas.

  1. Bringle Ferry

3301 N. Bringle Ferry Rd.

Denton N.C.


  1. Highway 49 Boat Ramp

New London, N.C.


  1. Flat Creek Boat Launch (Captains Meeting and Check in here)

Off of SR 2152 (River Road).

Link to Map

  1. Stokes Ferry Road

(Limited Parking/Primitive Launch)







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:



AOY and ROY updates

Hello all,

The CKA standings are heating up as we approach mid season!

In the AOY race, Joey Sullivan has emerged as a favorite after three strong events, but with 5 remaining anything can happen. Will the Hawj dynasty finally be dethroned?

Last year’s ROY race was a burner and this year’s race is no different. The leaders are tightly bunched, and two rookies (Jason leach and Adam Petrone) are in the top 10 of the overall AOY rankings, too.

Looking ahead, remember that Tuckertown (June 1st) is the last chance for anglers to retain their AOY points. If you plan to do so, please bring $20 to the event. This is especially important for rookies who plan to fish with us, as there are still enough events remaining (5) for a first year CKA angler to fish the minimum number of events (4) for that title.

Here are the updated standings. As always, send us an email if you spot an error!

2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 AOY

2019 CKA AOY Race – 2019 ROY(1)

ROY update

Hi everyone,

We have posted the current ROY standings. If we missed someone, or made an error in points, let us know through a private message and we will fix it. This first list took a bit longer because we have to comb through past seasons to check that we didn’t accidentally add someone who fished before.

If you know someone who is thinking about signing up, encourage them. There are still 2 events remaining to pay the member fee that allows anglers to keep points, and with three-quarters of the season left, the race is still wide open. Remember to support these new anglers – they are the future of the sport!

Here is the link to the standings page:

CKA 2019 Event #3: High Rock/Yadkin Slam

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.  

Our CKA event coincides with the Boonedox Yadkin Slam event this season. The Yadkin Slam is an annual charity event with separate Bass, Crappie and Catfish divisions. There are separate youth and adult divisions, so this is a great time to bring kids out to fish. For anglers that fish both events, certain rules have been modified, so carefully review the rules below. Before we proceed to those details, we encourage all anglers to register for both events even if they do not plan to fish the Yadkin Slam, because the Yadkin Slam event prize money goes to a worthy cause and registration includes a great gift bag. Boonedox is a CKA sponsor, so let’s put our charitable generosity on full display!

Please remember to sign up as early as possible so that Boonedox can put in its jersey order – yes, registration includes an event jersey!

Rules Addendum

The following event rules modify existing rules. Otherwise all standard rules apply:

  1. Use of electric motors is suspended for this event for anglers who will submit fish to both the CKA tournament and Yadkin Slam. If you plan to only fish the CKA event, motors are permitted. We understand this may appear to put some combined CKA/Yadkin Slam anglers at a disadvantage, but our policy remains “motors don’t catch fish.” If you use a motor and plan to fish both events, you will have to provide proof of disability to Boonedox, per the Yadkin Slam event policy.
  1. The use of live bait is prohibited in the CKA event but permitted in the Yadkin Slam event. If you catch a Largemouth Bass on live bait you may not submit it to the CKA event board. This rule did not create problems for anglers who fished both events last year (when the Yadkin Slam was combined with a KBF Trail event). We do not anticipate a problem this year, but evidence of live bait use will result in automatic disqualification from the CKA event, as it applies in the rules standard, and also disqualification from all future events. In sum, if you fish both events you may use live bait while fishing for crappie and catfish in the Yadkin Slam, but if you catch a bass on live bait it cannot be submitted to the CKA leaderboard.


  • This is a Multi Launch event; any publicly accessible ramp may be used.
  • Anglers may place kayaks in the water but may not begin paddling to spots prior to the 6 am launch time. Anglers may have kayaks in the water but will not be permitted to leave before 6 am to get to fishing areas.
  • Blank CKA identifiers will be available on Tourneyx on Monday prior to the event (we recommend printing a few extras).
  • Unique identifier codes will be released Friday 5/3 after 8:00pm EST on the CKA social media (Facebook, IG and Twitter). We will provide instructions at that time for how to populate the identifier.
  • TourneyX sign up will close on Friday 5/3 at 9:00pm EST.
  • High Rock is a big lake. Budget time for travel from your launch to check in. Remember you must be present at check in by 4:00 pm.

Boonedox Slam registration:

CKA Tournament Registration:

Remember: All CKA Tournaments are 2020 KBF National Championship Qualifying Events, but you must be a KBF member prior to the CKA event.


Sign up Tourneyx ($5)
Fee $50.00 Entry (includes H.O.W,  Big Fish fees)
Event Date May 4th, 2019
Format 3 fish (8” minimum).     
Mandatory Captains Meeting 6:30 pm, Friday May 3rd at Rock Outdoors or 5:30 am, Saturday May 4th at Rock Outdoors
Launch   6:00 a.m.
Lines in 6:30 am
Lines Out 2:30 pm
Photo upload cutoff 3:00 pm
Check-in Deadline 4:00 pm
Check in Address             Rock Outdoors

7440 NC-8, Lexington, NC 27292



The following are some of the public launches at High Rock. Note however that if you launch from York Hill, you may not fish water north of I-85. You must fish south/east, toward the lake.


899 Wildlife Recreation Area Access Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

Flat Swamp Creek

16646 NC-8, Denton, NC 27239

Dutch Second creek

10799-10895 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

Tamarac Marina

9120 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

Buddle Creek

2882 Holloway Church Rd, Lexington, NC 27292

 York Hill Boat Access (Must fish south of I-85; waters North of I-85 are off limits)

Trading Ford Way, Linwood, NC