Tournament Summary: The 2019 Burlington Bash

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:

  1. Melvin Yang  59.25”
  2. Jason Leach  58.50”
  3. Teng Vue 56.75”
  4. Rick Rowland 55”
  5. Bobby Bowers 54.75”
  6. Justin Freeman 54.25”
  7. Ryan Freeman 53.75”
  8. Brooks Lanier 53.25”
  9. Mike Wimmer  51.75”
  10. 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!

CKA Welcomes On the Water Innovations as an Official Sponsor

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.

Features:

  • 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/