Tournaments offer 200-percent payback plus lucrative contingency opportunities
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will once again be featured as title sponsor of the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Redfish Tour for 2016. The popular inshore circuit kicks off March 5 at Punta Gorda, Florida, and offers 200 percent payback at each event.
“We’ve partnered with Cabela’s from the very beginning and they’ve been instrumental in our success,” said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. “We’re thrilled to have them on board again in 2016 and look forward to another incredible year on tour.”
Headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, Cabela’s is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since its founding in 1961, Cabela’s has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter.
“Cabela’s is thrilled to continue this great relationship with the Inshore Fishing Association,” said Jeremy Wonch, Cabela’s manager for partnerships and sponsorships. “The IFA folks who run these tournaments are dedicated professionals with a true passion for fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. They are our kind of people.”
Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 10 regular-season events are automatically qualified for the entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the five divisions for lucrative payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Team of the Year Award for the five regular-season division winners.
2016 IFA Redfish Tour Schedule (subject to change)
April 30 – Georgetown, S.C.
Sept. 24 – Georgetown, S.C.
Florida East Division
March 19 – Fernandina, Fla.
Aug. 27 – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Florida West Division
March 5 – Punta Gorda, Fla.
Sept. 10 – Sarasota, Fla.
May 14 – Lafitte, La.
Aug. 6 – Houma, La.
April 2 – Port Aransas, Texas
Aug. 13 – Aransas Pass, Texas
Dates and location TBD
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, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, BoatU.S., Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, SuperClean, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, Bulldog Folding Trailers, Hildebrandt, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com