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The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association (GCKFA) is a not-for-profit organization focused on promoting the exciting sport of kayak fishing throughout the NW Florida and South Alabama area. Activities include hosting a kayak fishing tournament, rigging workshops, social gatherings centered on the sport and of course, fishing.

2015 G.C.K.F.A. Membership

This T-shirt design is for the GCKFA membership ($30). These t-shirts are available now with a new membership purchase via PayPal. Current members can purchase the T-shirt for $10. Non-members can purchase a T-Shirt for $20. T-Shirts for current member and non-members will only be available at GCKFA events.


Volunteer Needed:


Webmaster wanted
The GCKFA is seeking experienced webmasters that have and utilize Dreamweaver web development software. I am looking to turn the website over to a webmaster that can create forms and manage paypal processes. The current template can be replaced / updated to meet the needs of future development. After ten years of promoting the GCKFA through the website and social media, it's time we look for new ideas and skills. If you are interested in being a volunteer for this position please email me at GCKFA@hotmail.com


Closing of G.C.K.F.A. Forum

The New Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Forum is now off-line. Please use our Facebook Group for keeping in touch with our membership base. The Pensacola Fishing Forum has a section for kayakers and we will also be utilizing thier forum.

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2015 Tournament Captains Meeting

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, Friday May 1st the night before the Saturday tournament on May 2 2015.

The Captains meeting is a great way to meet your fellow anglers, learn about last minute rule changes and recieve door prizes.

In 2010 we started giving away the "Best Dang Tackle Box". This is a raffle to those who participate by donating a new packaged lure, you will recive a chance to win and a ticket. A ticket will be drawn and the overflowing five gallon bucket of lures could be yours! In 2012 the "Best Dang Tackle Box" had grown into two five gallon buckets full of tackle.

Kayak Raffle; Once again we will offer our Kayak raffle for those of you who would like to upgrade your fleet of kayaks.

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Grassy Point Campout

The club is planning an overnight fishing trip to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area near the Yellow River delta. Grassy Point is located west of Choctaw NOLF off of Hwy 87 in Santa Rosa County.

The primitive campsites provides ready access to the fishing area of Little Catfish and Catfish basins. Redfish,Trout, and Flounder can be found in the marshes, bayous and shallow waters.

  • March 8th 2015 & November 1st 2015
  • March 13th 2016 & November 6th 2016

Hope to see you there!

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Rigging Clinic

Feb 14, 2015

With the start of the new year we hold our annual rigging clinic to help new kayak anglers add, modify, or remove items to/from their kayaks to aid them in the pursuit of the perfect fishing kayak.

Bring your yaks and any rigging projects you have. Take advantage of the experience of others.

If your yak is fully rigged, bring it to show off. Seeing how others have rigged their yaks is half the fun.

Also, if you have yak gear to sell or swap, bring it and we can set up a barter station.

Location: TBA




***** Mark your Calendar *****


The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Presents

the 10th Annual GCKFA Spring Tournament

on May 2nd 2015

at Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze Florida.



The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association


is a proud sponsor of the Broxson Angler of the year tournament

Broxson Outdoors would like to announce our Kayak Angler of the Year Tournament for 2015! 12 Months, 13 species, monthly inshore and offshore prizes and at the end of the year we will have an Inshore Champion, an Offshore Champion and a Kayak Angler of the Year grand prize winner! Tournament kicks off January 2nd, 2015 and runs through Dec 31, 2015. Stop by the store for more details and to register.

Check on the spieces of the month at the following link : https://www.facebook.com/pages/BROXSON-OUTDOORS/110359695656507?ref=br_tf

The FWC New Grand Slams are:

Inshore Grand Slam: red drum, spotted seatrout, flounder

Family Grand Slam: Any three fish in the same family (for ex: red snapper, mutton snapper, lane snapper)

Blue Water Grand Slam: dolphinfish, sailfish, wahoo

Florida Grand Slam: permit, tarpon, bonefish

Shoreline Grand Slam: sheepshead, kingfish (whiting), Florida pompano

Reefs & Rubble Grand Slam: black sea bass, gag, gray triggerfish

Nearshore Grand Slam: cobia, tripletail, king mackerel

Bay & Estuary Grand Slam: gray (mangrove) snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel

Small Fry Slam (15 and under): pinfish, grunt (any), catfish (any)


Gulf of Mexico Grouper Management

NEW: The FWC Commission approved changing the Gulf red grouper daily bag limit from 4 fish to 2 fish within the 4-grouper aggregate bag limit at the November meeting. These changes would make state regulations consistent with pending changes to Gulf federal regulations. Assuming changes are finalized in federal waters, state changes will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2015.


Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

 Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Saturday, Jan. 10.

Traps had to be removed from the water as part of a 10-day closure that started Jan. 5, but this closure ended early because efforts to remove lost and abandoned traps have been completed.

This and other similar closures give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water.

Lost and abandoned blue crab traps are a problem in the blue crab fishery because they can continue to trap crabs and fish when left in the water. They can also be unsightly in the marine environment, damage sensitive habitats and pose navigational hazards to boaters on the water.

The closure is one of three regional, 10-day blue crab trap closures that occur in 2015 on the Gulf coast of Florida. There are six regional closures total: three in odd-numbered years on the west coast and three in even-numbered years on the east coast.



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Image of the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Associations color logo.

Sunset on Pensacola Bay

This is an example of some of the spectacular sunsets, with the colors reflecting in the catch and release bull red.

Bayou Landing

An image of the primative boat ramp area of the bayou campsite at Grassy Point. This image captured the refective light of the SOLAS tape on the kayaks. - Fall 2011

Surf Launch

An early morning surf launch in Destin Florida, heading out to do some offshore fishing.


Barrett Fine is a GCKFA master angler, he caught this sailfish off the coast of Destin Florida during a GCKFA spring tournament.


Garett Fifer caught this once in a life time wahoo, off of his kayak near Navarre, FL.

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Latest News

  • GCKFA Spring Forward Campout & Socail - March 8th 2015
  • GCKFA Rigging Clinic Location TBA - Feb 14th 2015
  • GCKFA 10th Annual Spring Tournament - May 2nd 2015
  • GCKFA Fall Back Campout & Social - Nov 1st 2015
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