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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.

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T-shirts are available at GCKFA events only! Gulf Coast kayak Fishing Association 2018 Tournament Design

 

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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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2018 Tournament Captains Meeting

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, Friday June29th at 6:00PM the night before the Saturday tournament on June 30th 2018.

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.

Captain’s Meeting: Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Captains Meeting Location: Red Fish, Blue Fish Restaurant, 5 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

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Grassy Point Camp-out

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.

  • Weekend of March 10th -11th 2018
  • Weekend of November 10 - 11th, 2018 (TBD)
  • Weekend of March 9th - 10th 2019 (TBD)
  • Weekend of November 2nd - 3rd (TBD)

Hope to see you there!

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Rigging Clinic

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: ACADEMY on Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL.
Time: April 15th, 2017 from Noon-4pm

 

News!!!

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association presents the

13th Annual Spring Kayak Fishing Tournament

 

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

 

 

Please Register: 13th annual GCKFA Tournament on Saturday, June 30th, 2018!

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Tournament Schedule of Event and Locations:
When: Tournament date is Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Where: Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze, Florida

Early Registration Starts:April 15th 2018
Early Registration Ends: Friday, June 1st, 2018
Online Registration Ends: June 26th 2018

Captain’s Meeting: Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Captains Meeting Location:Red Fish, Blue Fish Restaurant, 5 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Kayaks on the Water: To be announced at Captains Meeting
Fishing Start: To be announced at Captains Meeting  

 
Weigh-in: 3:00-5:00 PM on June 30th 2018
Fishing Area: Mid Bay Bridge Destin (East) to Fort Morgan, AL (West). No North or South boundaries.
Early Bird Pricing: $50
Pricing After June 1st, 2018: $60

RULES: 2018 Rules.pdf

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The event is open to kayaks, canoes and paddle craft only, no motors or sails allowed. Exceptions made on a case by case basis by the Executive Committee upon individual request.

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact us!


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We hope you can make it!

 


 

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association

12th Annual GCKFA Spring Tournament of 2017

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Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze Florida.

 

 

 

 

 
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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.

Wahoo

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

Sailfish

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

Dorado

Richie form Werner Paddles with a jumping dorado.

Cobia

Richie form Werner Paddles with a nice cobia.

Tournament Awards

GCKFA WebMaster with the 2016 Tournament Prizes & Awards

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Latest News

  • GCKFA Early (Discounted) Tournament Registration Ends - June 1st, 2018.
  • GCKFA Online Tournament Registration Ends - June 26th, 2018.
  • GCKFA Tournament Captains Meeting - June 29th, 2018.
  • GCKFA 13th Annual Spring Tournament - June 30th, 2018.
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