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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.
2014 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.
2014 G.C.K.F.A. Forum
The New Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Forum is now on-line. The vbuletin software has templates form moblie phone access and we are running Forum Runner. The Facebook app lets users interact with the forum directly from Facebook. The Publishing Suite has built-in blog capability. Check it out! All forum members who registered before April 5, 2014 will need to re-register with the new V4.2.2 forum software and database.
The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association invites you to join us on facebook to keep up with the most current information.
2014 Tournament Captains Meeting
The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, Friday May 9th the night before the Saturday tournament on May 10th 2014.
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.
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.
- October 31st - November 2nd 2014
Hope to see you there!
Feb 1st 2014
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: Pensacola Kayak & Sail
3009 Olde Barrancas Ave Pensacola, FL 32507
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
GCKFA RIGGING CLINIC
Broxon's on Navarre Pkwy 10:00-3:00, Saturday Oct 11th.
Broxon's has a new paddle room they're very proud of and we're lucky enough to help them showcase it. We really hope to see everyone there at the Rigging Clinic Saturday! There will be a fish fry, fully rigged kayaks, lots of great conversation and fishing is ALWAYS an option! The waters behind Broxon's hold some great grass beds with some beautiful fish waiting to be caught! We will have members on hand to help you with all your rigging needs and this will be a great opportunity to steal some great mod ideas from other kayak fishermen.
GCKFA Presents, BULLOWEEN Bash
October 25th Catains Meeting / Launch 6:30 pm
Location: Gulf Breeze side of Three Mile Bridge,
Bulloween bash is the first kayak fishing tournament for bull redfish where you MUST be dressed in a Halloween costume while fishing from you kayak. Entry fee is $20.
There will be cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest redfish. All redfish will be catch, photo, release. You must use a approved measuring device that is mounted on a hard surface.
There will also be a prize for the most spots on one side of a redfish and a prize for best costume.
Capts meeting will be on Saturday Oct 25 630 pm at the gulf breeze launch side of the 3 mile bridge. Launching and fishing will be allowed directly after captains meeting. The weigh in will be from 11pm till 12am at the launch.
FALL Campout and Fishing Social, Oct 31-Nov 2nd
As you may be aware of by now, Florida FWC has acquired the Grassy Point area, including Bayou and Bayside campsites. The area will be part of the new Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area, which will be separate from Yellow River WMA. FWC has decided to require permits for camping at Bayou and Bayside campsites. The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association has reserved the entire Bayside camping area for our Fall-Back Campout social. Now that the campsites are under new management we have been ask to make sure we spread the word, that there will be strick enforcement of the no alcoholic beverage policy.
- GCKFA Campout: October 31 thru November 2nd