Contact the GCKFA
You can contact the executive members of the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association via email or our membership base via Facebook. We ask that you allow extra time for our all volunteer staff to respond when you contact us on weekends or holidays. We will try to reply within 24 hrs of the next business day.
The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association invites you to join us on facebook to keep up with the most current information.
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
No Telephone Number
Please send email or create a post on Facebook
For Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays please allow additional time for a response we are all volunteers. A representative will try to contact you within 24 hours of the first business day.
No Fax Number
GCKFA membership drive:
Dear Fellow Kayak Anglers
When the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association was being formed our leadership looked at “Roberts rules of Order” as guidelines for our “non-profit” / “not for profit” organization. It provided some of the basic rules for organization to follow. These rules are often revised to incorporate new technology like electronic meetings. We now hold electronic meetings through the use of emails, Facebook, GCKFA web site and telephone calls. We must adapt to the ever changing environment or become extinct as so many organization do.
We are changing our membership requirements effective immediately; Membership dues will be included in our Spring Tournament registration and any other GCKFA sponsored event requiring payment. Our membership dues will remain at twenty dollars per year to expire annually on or about our spring tournament. You can still become a paid member without participating in a GCKFA sponsored event requiring payment.
Those members who have already paid for this year’s membership we know who you are and we can discount your tournament fee for the membership amount or refund your payment via PayPal. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As long as we are addressing proposed changes we discussed in the last Executive board meeting (January 2016), the board voted to utilized the web service “EventBrite” (to be created by another volunteer) . This website will perform the task of tournament and membership registration as well as any other event that requires payment. As the web master I was initially opposed to the idea of paying someone else to perform a task that I was providing for free. But times change and I do not have the time to dedicate to the demanding needs of this task. Some of you may remember the spring tournament registration process for 2012, this was when we first tried the “EventBrite” services and it worked as advertised. We would like to make this process exclusive so we can have a central point of data collection; they even offer a better method for utilizing your smart phones than what I can provide at this time.
When the EventBrite web pages are complete (to be created by another volunteer), I will make links to them (membership and tournament registration pages) on our website and they will also be posted on the Facebook Page and Group.
Thank you for your continued support and we are anticipating another great year - the sport of kayak fishing continues to grow and the GCKFA will be at the forefront of the action in NW Florida!
- 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