The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association is planning an overnight fishing trip to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area. Grassy Point is located on the east shore of Blackwater Bay.
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2016 Tournament Captains Meeting
The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, Friday June3rd at 6:00PM the night before the Saturday tournament on June 4th.
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.
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 -12th, 2017
- Weekend of November 3rd - 5th, 2017 (TBD)
Hope to see you there!
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
GCKFA Campout & Fishing
Spring Forward / Fall Back Event
Spring Forward / Fall Back Event
The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association is planning an overnight fishing trip to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area. Grassy Point is located on the east shore of Blackwater Bay and provides ready access to the fishing area in Little Catfish and Catfish basins. Redfish, trout and flounder can be found in the marshes, bayous and shallow water area of the Blackwater. The GCKFA has held this event several times and decided it was so enjoyable that it should be at least an annual event.
Grassy Point is a small campsite and former county park now owned and managed by the Northwest Florida Water Management District and is part of the over 17,000 acre Yellow River Wildlife Management Area.
Grassy Point sits in a small cove near Escribano Point. The site is fairly primitive with portable toilets, picnic tables and two (2) designated camping areas. We can camp there without a permit as long as we camp only in the designated areas. The larger camping area is on the Bay with excellent camp sites, large shade oaks and a sandy beach. The bayou camp site has a primitive boat ramp for easy kayak launches. We usually have a volunteer to campout Friday night or arrive early Saturday to secure the bayou camp site for the group. Please check out our photo gallery for images of previous events.
Keep in mind the following:
There is no power - at least that I could see - and the nearest store is in Holley. Alcohol is NOT allowed in the NW FL Water management District recreation area. Lastly, the NW FL WMD guy told me that they have a bit of a bear problem so we should plan accordingly. Bear info is available on the FWC web site.
See Maps Below
- GCKFA Camp-out - Weekend of March 10th -12th, 2017
- GCKFA Rigging Clinic April 15, 2017 located at ACADEMY on Davis Hwy from Noon-4pm
- GCKFA Tournament Captains Meeting - June 16th, 2017
- GCKFA 12th Annual Spring Tournament - June 17th, 2017