Former CKA director Larry Anderson left us a real gift last year when he came up with the idea for this event: 4 lakes, 5 launches, all within a few miles of each other and 3 of them new to the series. If you look at a map, all four lakes release water into the Haw River within only a few miles of one another. Geographically, it was the ideal watershed for a CKA event.
The 1st CKA event of the season surpassed last year’s numbers at Hyco, and while fewer fish were caught, the bag numbers and biggest fish were impressive to say the least. Once again, CKA anglers showed up despite the weather, competed hard and delivered impressive results.
The Top 10 were as follows:
- Melvin Yang 59.25”
- Jason Leach 58.50”
- Teng Vue 56.75”
- Rick Rowland 55”
- Bobby Bowers 54.75”
- Justin Freeman 54.25”
- Ryan Freeman 53.75”
- Brooks Lanier 53.25”
- Mike Wimmer 51.75”
- Derrick Hood 51.75”
Zee Bait Co. Lunker Length Big Bass: Joey Sullivan 24”
Congratulations to Melvin on the victory and all those who placed. With his win, Melvin qualified for the Tournament of Champions at the end of the season, too.
We want to thank everyone who turned out. Thank you also to our great sponsors CalCoast, Boonedox, Bending Branches, Zee Bait Co, Yak Attack and On the Water Innovations. And special thanks to Get: Outdoors for hosting us our check in – nearly 50 anglers registered as members to keep their AOY/ROY points. Use your membership for your discount at the shop!
Looking ahead, we are working on a special meeting place for the Captains Meeting and check in for Jordan Lake. We’ll see you there!