2018 GKF Camp N Paddle Schedule
2018 GKF Schedule of Events
Below you’ll find the Georgia Kayak Fishing 2018 Camp & Paddle Schedule! The GKF Board of Directors has hand selected these 10 destination camping, kayaking and fishing events based on membership feedback and in an effort to spread out across the state to incorporate various regions of the great state of Georgia. In addition to this event shcedule, GKF will also be hosting a kayak bass fishing tournament trail. Stay tuned for more details…
Okefenokee Swamp Camp N Paddle
March 16-18th 2018
Located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for the “Land of the Trembling Earth.” Join GKF on a fishing and camping adventure deep in Georgia’s Great Wetland.
Little Tybee Camp N Paddle
April 20th – 22nd 2018
Little Tybee, Williamson, and Cabbage islands are sparkling young jewels on Georgia’s coast, reachable only by boat and open to outdoor recreation. In this paddling and fishing adventure, the GKF Party pack kayaks for a weekend trip, paddle across Tybee Creek to the uninhabited and undeveloped Little Tybee Island. Once on the island, we set up basecamp, then explore the island and surrounding waters. On this trip, we catch redfish, sea trout, flounder, sharks and sheepshead.
Clarks Hill Camp N Paddle
May 12th 2018
Lake Strom Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake, is a reservoir at the border between Georgia and South Carolina in the Savannah River Basin. It was created by the J. Strom Thurmond Dam during 1951 and 1952 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near the confluence of the “Little River” and the Savannah River. With lush campsites and healthy populations of bass, the GKF Clarks Hill Camp N Paddle has become a club favorite.
Carters Lake Camp N Paddle
June 15th – 17th 2018
Carters Lake, the deepest of Georgia’s reservoir lakes, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in both Gilmer and Murray County. Carters Lake has an average depth of 200 feet (61 m) and is also more than 450 feet (140 m) deep. Carters lake is home to a healthy population of spotted bass, striped bass, walleye and panfish. The wood campsites are spacious and shaded. Due to it’s depth, this is a fun lake to fish with sonar and depth finders.
Chattahoochee River Shootout
July 21st 2018
GKF’s Signature and ONLY Kayak Trout Fishing Tournament, the Hooch Shootout targets the Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to Abbots Bridge. This stretch of the river is Georgia’s Best Trout Fishery. There may be some smaller waters out there with a smaller population of large fish… but this section of the Hooch is home to the Georgia State Record Brown Trout and many more of comparable size.
Cedar Creek Camp N Paddle
Fort Pickens Camp N Paddle
September 14th-16th 2018
For GKF’s Offshore Kayak Anglers, the Fort Pickens Florida Camp and Paddle is a great opportunity for the catch of a lifetime! Ready to shatter that personal best biggest fish landed from a kayak? This is your opportunity. On this trip we target Mackerel, Cobia, Snapper, Sailfish, Amberjack, Tarpon and other saltwater gamefish. The are RV and primitive campsites available in the Fort Pickens Campground. Be sure to book early! As campsites fill up fast.
Jekyll Island Redfish Romp
October 19th – 21st 2018
Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands. The Jekyll Island Campground is located conveniently close to the water, is shaded, and offers both primitive and RV camping areas. Book this trip early if you plan to attend! It fills up fast.
2018 Annual Meeting
November 3rd 2018
GKF’s annual meeting consists of a year end recap, various voting opportunities on GKF future direction, Meet n Greet, a huge kayak fishing raffle, membership drive, charity announcements and more. In addition, GKF provides pizza and wings! This is a great event to meet other local GKF members and win some awesome kayak fishing loot!
More details coming soon…