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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.

2015 G.C.K.F.A. Membership

T-shirts are available at GCKFA events only! Current members can purchase the T-shirt for $10. Non-members can purchase a T-Shirt for $20. You can become a member for a $20.00 donation to help promote the sport of kayak fishing along the Gulf Coast. T-Shirts for current member and non-members will only be available at GCKFA events.


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Webmaster wanted
The GCKFA is seeking experienced webmasters that have and utilize Dreamweaver web development software. I am looking to turn the website over to a webmaster that can create forms and manage paypal processes. The current template can be replaced / updated to meet the needs of future development. After ten years of promoting the GCKFA through the website and social media, it's time we look for new ideas and skills. If you are interested in being a volunteer for this position please email me at GCKFA@hotmail.com


Closing of G.C.K.F.A. Forum

The New Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association Forum is now off-line. Please use our Facebook Group for keeping in touch with our membership base. The Pensacola Fishing Forum has a section for kayakers and we will also be utilizing thier forum.

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2015 Tournament Captains Meeting

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association holds the annual Spring Tournament Captains Meeting, Friday May 1st at 6:00PM the night before the Saturday tournament on May 2 2015.

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.

Location: 5 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

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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.

  • March 8th 2015 & November 1st 2015
  • March 13th 2016 & November 6th 2016

Hope to see you there!

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Rigging Clinic

Feb 28, 2015

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: Rodizio Grille  605 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rodizio is also offering specials on drinks and appetizers for participants


***** 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.


Captains Meeting : Red Fish Blue Fish -

Date & Time: May 1st, 2015 6:00PM

Address: 5 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561


Tournament Awards / Weigh-in: ShoreLine Park South Gulf Breeze, FL.

Weigh-in Date & Time: May 2nd, 2015 3:00-5:00 PM

Kayaks, Canoes, other paddlecraft only– no motors or Sails !!

The Weather forecast for May 2nd, 2015.

Rod & Reel Inshore Fishing Forecast : 9

Pensacola High tide : 10:34 am
Pensacola Low tide: 07:58 pm
Range: 1.06 ft - Average: 1.27 ft.

Sunrise 06:06 am
Sunset 07:24 pm

Tournament Entry Registration fee: $60 with a $10 early entry discount and if you are a GCKFA paid member you can get another $10 discount.

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Brandon Barton showing how to deal with one of the many things we encounter while kayak fishing here on the Gulf Coast. Brandon shows us an awesome job on a clean release!

Published on Apr 10, 2015

Brandon had a osprey dive bomb his Tactical anglers stalker lure while he was kayak fishing. The osprey hooked himself in the foot. Brandon reeled the osprey in and pulled the hook out then released the bird unharmed.

The Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association


is a proud sponsor of the Broxson Angler of the year tournament

Broxson Outdoors would like to announce our Kayak Angler of the Year Tournament for 2015! 12 Months, 13 species, monthly inshore and offshore prizes and at the end of the year we will have an Inshore Champion, an Offshore Champion and a Kayak Angler of the Year grand prize winner! Tournament kicks off January 2nd, 2015 and runs through Dec 31, 2015. Stop by the store for more details and to register.

Check on the spieces of the month at the following link : https://www.facebook.com/pages/BROXSON-OUTDOORS/110359695656507?ref=br_tf


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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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Latest News

  • Tournament on-line registration is open until April 30
  • GCKFA Tournament Captains Meeting - May 1st, 2015
  • GCKFA 10th Annual Spring Tournament - May 2nd, 2015
  • GCKFA Fall Back Campout & Social - Nov 1st 2015
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