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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.
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.
The New Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Forum is now on-line. The vbuletin software has templates form moblie phone access. The Facebook app lets users interact with the forum directly from Facebook. The Publishing Suite has built-in blog capability. Check it out! Previous forum members (before December of 2012) will need to re-register with this forum software.
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.
- March 7th - 9th, 2014
- 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)
Hey Kayak Anglers,
We have a few dates you will want to put on your schedule!
On March 7-9th, the GCKFA is planning a campout and fishing event 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. Some of us are planning on getting there early and reserving the bay side camping site for our group. Members and non-members are welcome to attend the event, we will have a couple of devices that will allow for on-line membership registration ($30 w/wo S&H, and PayPal fees). Some of the things that are in the planning stages are a Calcutta tournament Saturday, with a cookout for members Saturday night (non-members can participate for a small fee). For more information / directions follow the link .http://www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com/GrassyPoint.htm
Our 9th Annual Spring Tournament is on the calendar for Saturday May 10th. This year’s tournament falls on Mother’s Day weekend so please mark your calendar and plan to attend the largest Kayak Fishing tournament in North West Florida. Friday night is the Captains meeting, door prizes and the raffle for the best darn tackle box are just a couple of perks we have planned for the event. The Tournament weigh-in and ceremony will be held at Shoreline Park South, in Gulf Breeze. On-line registration is scheduled to open March 1st, additional details will be posted on our website as they become available. http://www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com/Tournament.htm
GCKFA membership drive for 2014
Dear Fellow Kayak Anglers
In August 2012 we have adopted a new membership program for the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association (GCKFA). After much discussion and careful consideration we the Executive Members recommended a slight increase in the membership fee. Upon conclusion of a membership vote our members approved the increase to $30.00 per year with an annual renewal date of January 1st of each year. Starting in last quarter of each year, a new member will be paid in full for the remainder of that current year and paid forward through the next year.Your membership fees go to maintaining the website, providing funds for club events, along with helping to organize and run our annual tournament. Even though we have been in operation for since 2006 this is an important change to our by-laws that directly benefits the GCKFA members with what they get in return for their membership dues.
"Upon receipt of a new membership or subsequent renewal request, a GCKFA club T-shirt or item or item of similar value, at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee will be included with the membership. All full-time students under the age of 23 (high school and college students) shall receive a student discount on their membership dues. Student membership shall be $10.00 per year, but will not include a T-shirt or item of similar value, which can be purchased separately."
A new t-shirt design for 2014
Latest Video by Brandon Barton
Flounder Jigging How-To by Joe Plontino
- GCKFA Social - Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, 6pm, Hopjacks on Nine Mile Road.
- GCKFA Social - March 7th -9th, 2014 Campout & Fishing event at Grassy Point
- GCKFA Social - Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 6pm, Ollie's in Milton.
- GCKFA Social - Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 6pm, Oar House, Pensacola.
- GCKFA Social - Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, 6pm, Hooters on the Beach.