Sunday, September 11, 2016

CKA September 13 meeting

Cenla Kayak Anglers monthly meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Red Alert Lures
6403 Shreveport Highway, Tioga

This month our fellow member and sponsor Keith Fussell of Red Alert Lures has agreed to let us meet at his store.  It's a great opportunity for CKA members and guests to check out his new store, if you haven't done so already.

We'll keep our meeting short this month.  We'll share fishing reports including our experiences at Ride the Bull, talk about some business items, look at some of the fall kayak tournaments and events coming up, and discuss suggestions for a club fall outing or tournament (or two).

That's this Tuesday.  Bring a friend. See you there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6th meeting postponed

With the Labor Day weekend, and folks getting back to a busy schedule, we're postponing the 1st Tuesday meeting and will reschedule for the 2nd Tuesday.  Check back for details.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

CKA August 11 meeting

Cenla Kayak Anglers monthly meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Rapides Westside Library
5408 Provine Place, Alexandria, LA

* note the date change for this month. The meeting rooms are unavailable the first 9 days of August due to their annual book sale. 

For this meeting, Catch Cormier will give a slideshow presentation, "What's New for 2017 - Kayak Fishing" featuring many of the new and existing products he saw at the ICAST show in July.

Also on the agenda: some club business, fishing reports, tackle tips, upcoming events including LKFC Cajun Castaway, Ride the Bull, and possible fall club bass fishing outing.

The public is welcome!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Registration open for Ride the Bull 7

Ride the Bull VII
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament
Friday, August 26  - Captains Dinner, Film Festival
Saturday, August 27 - Tournament, Lunch, Awards
Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle, LA
Entry fee $75  (after August 15th, entry fee $85)

Ride the Bull is the world's largest kayak fishing tournament, with a record of 733 participants last year!  The premise is simple:  everyone launches from Bridgeside Marina (shotgun start) and fishes a confined area of Caminada Pass.  The quarry is bull redfish - reds over 27 inches.  Catch a red, signal one of several boats to come pick it up.  They take it to the weigh spot, tag the red, and safely release it back in the water. 

The prizes are great, the food is great, but it's the comradery that brings so many folks back again. There's nothing like sharing an area of water with several friends - and several new ones - and the frenzy when one or more hook into bull reds. It's one of the very few tournaments where winning isn't as important as having a good time!

Ride the Bull was conceived and organized by Danny and Kristen Wray of Calmwater Charters, and they did a fantastic job of building this event into one recognized around the world (yes, some anglers come from countries as far as Australia).  But sadly, Kristen lost her valant battle against cancer earlier this year.  Danny has decided to pass the reigns over to CCA Louisiana, who have been an integral part of this event over the years.  Thanks CCA!   As a bonus, CCA is adding a free year's membership for everyone who registers.

To sign up for RTB7, go to

Sunday, May 1, 2016

CKA May 5th meeting

UPDATE:  The meeting has been moved to Valentine Lake due to the Dragon Races being relocated to Buhlow.

The next meeting of the Cenla Kayak Anglers will be on Tuesday, May 5th.  This will be an on-the-water meeting.  Bring your kayak and be willing to talk about your kayak, and how you rig it up.

We'll also discuss the CPR tournament, the upcoming summer-long CCA STAR tournament, and the upcoming Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club's annual "Speck and Redfish Cup" set for May 28th.

Monday, April 18, 2016

April meeting recap

At our April 5th meeting, fellow CKA member Keith Fussell gave a presentation on the many fishing lures his company makes  (Red Alert Lures - website  They include a flexible inline spinner, an inline buzz bait, an improved version of the Alabama Rig called the Louisiana Triple Threat, and many exciting molded plastic baits.  Red Alert Lures also sells fishing tackle. 

Keith also sells Vibe kayaks, which makes the highly-popular fishing model SeaGhost 130.  The SeaGhost sells for under $900 and that includes rudder.  For 2016, the SeaGhost has a framed seat with height adjustment.  According to Keith, the boats are so popular that all pre-orders for 2016 have been sold, and it might not be until July when more boats are available! 

In addition to providing a highly informative presentation, Keith was generous to help sponsor our CPR tournament.  For winner of each of the three divisions, Red Alert Lures will donate a box of lures appropriate for that species...  a $50 value each!

Go by and check Keith's store at 6403 Shreveport Highway in Tioga.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

CKA April 5th meeting

The next meeting of the Cenla Kayak Anglers will be on Tuesday, April 5th at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:00pm.

On the agenda:
- Update on the website and forum
- CPR Challenge
- Club formalities
- Tackle Tip of the Month
- Upcoming events and tournaments (including rescheduled Bass-A-Yak)
- Open discussion

The public is welcome!