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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.

2014 G.C.K.F.A. Membership

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.


G.C.K.F.A. Social


Hello, Anglers!
The GCKFA has experienced minimal turn out for our monthly socials, Future gatherings will be announced, We have a Bull red tournament (CPR) in the works for Three mile bridge (Oct 25th Costume CPA Calcutta) and our Fall back campout and fishing event on the weekend of  Oct 31, Nov 1st & 2nd. We hold these events for you our fellow kayakers and we hope to see you at our future events.


2014 G.C.K.F.A. Forum

The New Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Forum is now on-line. The vbuletin software has templates form moblie phone access and we are running Forum Runner. The Facebook app lets users interact with the forum directly from Facebook. The Publishing Suite has built-in blog capability. Check it out! All forum members who registered before April 5, 2014 will need to re-register with the new V4.2.2 forum software and database.

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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.

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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.

  • October 31st - November 2nd 2014

Hope to see you there!

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Rigging Clinic

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)




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


The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Presents

the 10th Annual GCKFA Spring Tournament

on May 2nd 2015

at Shoreline Park South, Gulf Breeze Florida.




October 25th Catains Meeting / Launch 6:30 pm

Location: Gulf Breeze side of Three Mile Bridge,

Bulloween bash is the first kayak fishing tournament for bull redfish where you MUST be dressed in a Halloween costume while fishing from you kayak. Entry fee is $20.

There will be cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd longest redfish. All redfish will be catch, photo, release. You must use a approved measuring device that is mounted on a hard surface.

There will also be a prize for the most spots on one side of a redfish and a prize for best costume.

Capts meeting will be on Saturday Oct 25 630 pm at the gulf breeze launch side of the 3 mile bridge. Launching and fishing will be allowed directly after captains meeting. The weigh in will be from 11pm till 12am at the launch.



FALL Campout and Fishing Social, Oct 31-Nov 2nd

As you may be aware of by now, Florida FWC has acquired the Grassy Point area, including Bayou and Bayside campsites.  The area will be part of the new Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area, which will be separate from Yellow River WMA.  FWC has decided to require permits for camping at  Bayou and Bayside campsites. The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association has reserved the entire Bayside camping area for our Fall-Back Campout social (campsites will be assigned in a first come first serve basis). Now that the campsites are under new management we have been ask to make sure we spread the word, that there will be strick enforcement of the no alcoholic beverage policy.


The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association is planning an overnight fishing trip to the Grassy Point Wildlife Management Area on the weekend of 10/31-11/2. 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.

Times: Early Camp Friday 10/31, Main campout is Saturday 11/1- Sunday 11/2, leaving sunday afternoon after some morning fishing. Stay just 1 night or stay both. The main activities will be going on Saturday night. There will be a free dinner Saturday night for all active GCKFA members but non members will have to pay $10.

-From HWY 87, turn in at sign for NOLF Choctaw
-Drive paved road - approx. 3 miles
-Turn onto dirt road just prior to Navy gate
-Drive around airfield boundary approx. 5 miles
-Look for Grassy Point park sign, stay to the RIGHT as we will be at the BAYSIDE site.

We have secured the entire Bayside site and look forward to spreading out a little more this year!

The area is under new management and have updated the rules as following:
1 The possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
2 Campers must observe all WMA rules and regulations.
3 No more than eight people and two tents allowed per site.
4 At the group site, no more than 16 people and four tents are allowed.
5 All equipment must be contained within the boundary of the designated sites.
6 No person shall bring building materials onto the area or erect permanent or semi-permanent structures.
7 Camping permit must be displayed in a manner visible to law enforcement and FWC area staff or must be readily available if checked by staff.
8 Camping is limited to tents, trailers or self propelled camping vehicles. Kitchen stoves, refrigerators, and freezers are prohibited, unless contained in mobile campers. Lumber, sheet metal or other building materials are prohibited.
9 Permit holder is responsible for the actions and/or violation of permit provisions of all persons using the site.
10 Cutting of vegetation and standing trees (alive or dead) is prohibited.
11 All campfires must be kept within available fire rings or kept small as warming fires only.
12 Store all food and garbage in a manner that will prevent access by wildlife.
13 Pets are allowed but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
14 All camp fires are to be extinguished before leaving campsite.
15 All trash must be properly disposed of in waste receptacles or hauled out of the area.
16 Littering and disposing of any waste products such as graywater, petroleum products, toxic materials, batteries, etc. is prohibited anywhere in the campground or the WMA.
17 Any violation of permit stipulations may result in permit cancellation and/or citation.

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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.


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


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

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