Malena takes ROY lead, Lambert sets club record at Randleman

Malena takes ROY lead, Lambert sets club record at Randleman

We have reached the exact mid-way point of the 2024 CKA season. With four tournaments completed, the race for Angler of the Year has tightened up, the Rookie of the Year race remains wide open, and qualifying for the Tournament of Champions is also largely indeterminate. Looking ahead, Jordan, Mackintosh, Mayo and the Gate City Classic remain on the regular season schedule, followed by the Tournament of Champions and the Battle on the Border. That’s a lot of good fishing, and a lot can change between now and then. Malena…

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Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

Recap: Lambert Wins at Falls, CKA Points Race Heats Up in June

The weather held off, just long enough. Saturday, the fourth of May, 2024, saw a big crowd of North Carolina’s kayak anglers descend on Falls Lake for the third event of the 2024 CKA season. The sky threatened rain all day, but rarely delivered more than a sprinkle. The hesitant weather made for a great topwater bite in some areas at the combined event that took place alongside CKA’s tournament; the Carolina Classic grew in its second year, with competitors from Foothills Kayak Anglers and the host, Central Carolina Kayak…

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The 2023 Gate City Classic: Friendship and Fishing

The 2023 Gate City Classic: Friendship and Fishing

The 2023 edition of the Gate City Classic brought many storylines to a close. It crowned the Angler of the Year and Rookie of the Year and it finalized the club’s NC BASS and KBF qualifications. It also capped ten successful years for North Carolina’s oldest Kayak bass Fishing tournament series. Finally, it set the table for the CKA Tournament of Champions, which will be held beginning September 30 on Lake Mackintosh. The tournament also opened new story-lines. Among those, it announced a new tradition, as CKA presented the first…

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Chavis and Lambert Take Top Spots in 20 for 23 Series

Chavis and Lambert Take Top Spots in 20 for 23 Series

20 for 23 The CKA tenth anniversary season ends at the Gate City Classic, on September 23, and we already know that Will Lambert, Garriett Chavis and Brian Falbe are getting some new hardware. Additionally, Lambert and Chavis have qualified for the Tournament of Champions. How is that possible? When the directors of Carolina Kayak Anglers met at the Lager Haus and Biergarten at Red Oak Brewery in 2022, we planned for a special 10th anniversary season. So far, that season has exceeded all expectations. For example, attendance has been…

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Boorsma is Victorious at Mack, Lanier takes AOY Lead

Boorsma is Victorious at Mack, Lanier takes AOY Lead

Introduction Mackintosh was one of the most highly anticipated events of the season and the CKA turnout was exceptional – especially for a mid-summer event. Thank you to all who competed! While Mack did not show out with century club limit lengths, it did deliver huge fish – over one dozen bass over 20” in length were caught, including Jeremy Way’s 22.5” toad, which is the new top catch in the Str8Up Mounts Big Bass contest for the season. Also, our new sponsor delivered in a big way, by hosting…

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