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)

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.

Read more “Jordan Lake Tournament”

CKA Tournament 1: The Burlington Battle

CKA Tournament 1

March 9th, 2019

Lake Mackintosh. Stony Creek, Graham-Mebane and Cammack

4 Lakes, 5 Launches…..

Central location, on both new and familiar lakes….

The 2019 CKA season begins…..

It’s time to fish!

Welcome Anglers to 2019 season. If you are new to the Trail, welcome aboard and good luck in the Rookie of the Year race. If you are a CKA regular then you know the battle for Angler of the Year will be long and difficult against some of the best competition in the entire country.

We begin our season with a multi-lake event in the Burlington area. The largest of those lakes is Mackintosh, a lake familiar to CKA. The other three lakes – Cammack, Stony Creek and Graham-Mebane – are new to the Trail. With the exception of Graham-Mebane all are Burlington City lakes with special restrictions. Please abide by all state and local rules. A few general points:

  • please bring exact change for launch fees. Lake authorities stressed this point, and it speeds up check in. Your launch fee is not included in the sign up.
  • If you contact lake authorities and ask them to open early, then any angler who is present at that time can enter, pay and launch.

We will release the identifier code across our social media (FB, Twitter, IG) on Friday night at 8 pm.  Contact: CKA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinakayakanglers/

Note: The same time must and will apply to all ramps and lakes for lines in. As it stands, the time below will apply to all anglers, regardless of when gates open.

More information about each lake is available below the summary. Please read it all.

Event Info

Sign up: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/cka-event-1-the-burlington-bash

Tournament Registration Fee: $50. Fee includes H.O.W. donation, Big Bass fee and Tourneyx fee. You can sign up on Tourneyx and pay later at the Get:Outdoors link, but all anglers must complete both steps (sign up and payment) prior to competition time.                   

Payment link: https://shopgetoutdoors.com/products/cka-burlington-battle-multi-lake-kayak-fishing-tournament?variant=21493348466771

Format: 3 longest fish (8” minimum length), submitted on approved measuring device (Fish Stik, Hawg Trough or Ketch Board only), entire fish and correct ID entirely in photo. ID will be available for download and printing in the days prior to event.

Event Schedule

Lines in: 8:00 am

Lines out: 3:00 pm (photo cut off is 3:05 pm. Upload your photos early – No Exceptions!)

Check in: 4 pm at Get:Outdoors. Must sign in or lose AOY points. Anglers must pay CKA member fee to keep AOY points.

Read more “CKA Tournament 1: The Burlington Battle”

15% discount for CKA anglers at Get:Outdoors!

With the fishing tournament season only 6 weeks away, it’s time to prep your gear. When you do, head to Get: Outdoors to cash in your CKA discount!

Get:Outdoors has been the primary sponsor of our kayak fishing trail since day one. It has hosted our check-ins, sold us the best available kayak fishing gear, repaired our kayaks and made many great memories for anglers and our families. We are proud to continue our relationship with Get:Outdoors as we prepare to begin our 6th season.

All CKA anglers receive a 15% discount on full price items in the shop (including kayaks and accessories). If you fished a CKA event in 2018, you qualify for this exclusive angler discount rate!

Come into the shop and see the new products from

  • Native Watercraft
  • Wilderness Systems
  • Jackson Kayaks
  • Boonedox
  • BonaFide
  • YakAttack
  • Bending Branches
  • & more!

This discount applies only to in-store purchases. You can see available stock on the website and call in advance, however : https://shopgetoutdoors.com/

 

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