CBKA was founded in 2010 by several Maryland & Northern Virginia kayak fishing friends when they realized that, although there were well-established kayak fishing tournaments in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and all over the country, there was no Chesapeake Bay kayak angler tournament.
They put together a State of Maryland non-profit organization with three main goals:
- Raise money for charities
- Promote conservation of the Chesapeake Bay
- Promote kayak fishing as a recreational and low impact environmental outdoor activity