LIZELLA, Ga.- - Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge on Placida, Fla., March 16-17 for the 2013 Florida West Division season-opening events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.
Both tour events will operate out of Gasparilla Marine (15001 Gasparilla Rd., Placida, FL 33946). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's will begin its activities on Friday, March 15, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain's meeting. Anglers will launch from Gasparilla Marine at safe light on Saturday, March 16, with check-in times assigned at Friday's captain's meeting.
Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will have registration from 6-7 p.m. with captains meeting to follow on Saturday, March 16, at Gasparilla Marine. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice and return to the Gasparilla Marine for the weigh-in.
Continuing to draw inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, both IFA Redfish Tours include five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season. With budget-friendly entry fees, the two tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers' expenses to a minimum.
Every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's tournament winner will take home a fully loaded 2013 Ranger Banshee Extreme, valued at $30,000. Winners of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing will win $1,500 guaranteed.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com
. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com
. To contact Gasparilla Marina, call (941) 697-2280.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela's, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Livingston Lures, Amphibia, Bob's Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Gasparilla Marine.