Tournament of Champions Recap

CKA Tournament 9

Tournament of Champions

Lake Norman

October 21-22, 2017

The Tournament of Champions marks the end of the CKA tournament season. CKA established the Tournament of Champions to reward the top 25 anglers in the AOY standings with an opportunity to fish for one last prize – a winner take all event. The 2016 edition was a single day event won by Denny Romero on the Yadkin River. Similar to last year’s attendance of 19 anglers, the 2017 edition drew 18 of the top 25 anglers (a few roll down spots were included). Unlike the first edition of the Tournament of Champions, this was a 2 day event, with a 3/2, 5 fish aggregate limit. The top prize remained unchanged – the winner took home the entire entry purse.

Day 1 of the 2017 CKA Tournament of Champions concluded with Melvin Yang leading the tournament with a three fish limit of 51.25” and Tommy Xiong just trailing the leader with 48”. Day one results are available at this link:

Day 2 of the CKA Tournament of Champions brought the remainder of the top 25 CKA anglers out for one last day to determine a champion on Lake Norman. On the final day, Melvin Yang extended his day 1 lead and anchored it with a great 19.25″ Spotted Bass. Melvin landed a 5 fish limit of 87″. For all who have fished Lake Norman, you know how impressive that is. Melvin won $900. Congratulations, Melvin Yang, for the hard fought win!

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Get: Outdoors Discount for CKA Anglers

With kayak fishing season in full swing, this is a reminder that our primary sponsor Get:Outdoors offers all current CKA anglers a 15% discount on all in-store products. Get:Outdoors currently has all the latest kayak fishing gear from major brands, and the discount applies to all products in the shop.

To qualify for the discount:

  • You must have fished a CKA event during the 2017 season.
  • Purchase your product in-store (not on-line)
  • Make your purchase before the end of the 2017 calendar year.

CKA thanks Get:Outdoors for its support of our series. Please support them, too.

Contact Cory Dreyer for more details or if you have questions: (800) 450-6819

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CKA Sponsor Announcement: YakAttack Returns!

Carolina Kayak Anglers welcome the return of YakAttack for the 2017 tournament season! YakAttack has provided CKA with a range of great raffle items for the whole season.These kayak accessories will be raffled at every event, so be sure to stay until the end to listen to hear if your number is called!

CKA thanks YakAttack for its generosity and continued support of our tournament series. Please visit their website and support the company!


CKA Sponsor Announcement: Boonedox

CKA welcomes the return of Boonedox for the 2017 tournament season! Boonedox, a company based in North Carolina, designs and sells high quality accessories to augment any kayak angler’s gear.

We thank Boonedox for its support of our series and celebrate another year of partnership with the company. Please visit their website, buy their products and support our sponsors!


New CKA Sponsor Announcement: Picasso Lures

Carolina Kayak Anglers is proud to welcome Picasso Lures as one of its tournament sponsors for the 2017 season! Picasso lures has set up a very special give-away for CKA anglers: the first angler who places out of the money at each CKA event will receive a “Lucky Draw” lure bag valued at $75-$100!

CKA thanks Picasso lures for its generous support. Please visit the Picasso Lures website to review their high quality products!