IFA Florida East Division events set for Sept. 26-27
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will meet at Fernandina, Florida, on Sept. 26-27 for the final 2015 Florida East Division 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 Fernandina Harbor Marina (3 S. Front St., Fernandina, FL 32034). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, Sept. 25, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from Fernandina Harbor Marina at safe light on Saturday, Sept. 26. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting with anglers returning to the marina for the weigh-in.
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, Sept. 26, at Fernandina Harbor Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice and return to the marina for the weigh in. Check-in times will be announced at Saturday’s captain’s meeting.
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, both tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum.
In addition to nearly 200% payback, every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour event guarantees a new, fully-rigged Ranger boat powered by a Yamaha outboard valued at $25,995 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a $1,500 cash prize 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, 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, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, Bulldog Folding Trailers, Hildebrandt, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Fernandina Harbor Marina.