Tuesday, March 13, 2018

IFA Redfish Tours Open Seasons at Jacksonville, Florida

IFA Florida East Division events set for March 17-18
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.  – Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Jacksonville, Florida, March 17-18, for the first regular-season event for the Florida East Division of the 2018 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, March 16, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek (8203 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226) followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from the park at safe light on Saturday, March 17. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’scaptain’s meeting with anglers returning to the park for the weigh-in, which is set to begin at 3 p.m.
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 17, at Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek. Anglers will launch Sunday, March 18, from the location of their choice. Anglers will return to Sister’s Creek ramp for weigh-ins at 3 p.m.
Continuing to draw inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, both IFA Tours include five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season. With budget-friendly entry fees, both tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum.
In addition to nearly 200 percent payback, every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour event guarantees fully rigged RB190 Ranger boat prize package powered by a 90 horsepower, 4-stroke Mercury outboard valued at $26,706 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a guaranteed $1,000 cash prize plus a Power-Pole Micro Anchor/Spike, valued at $694.95, for the winning angler.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela's, Mercury Marine, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Valley Fashions,  T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, and Powertex Group.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.