IFA Louisiana Division events set for May 14-15
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Inshore anglers from across the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding regions will meet at Lafitte, Louisiana, on May 14-15 for the first 2016 Louisiana 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 Lafitte Harbor Marina (4932 Kenal Road, Lafitte, LA 70067). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, May 13, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at the marina followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from marina at safe light on Saturday, May 14 and will return to the marina for the weigh-in. Check-in times will be 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 the captain’s meeting to follow on Saturday, May 14 at Lafitte Harbor Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice and return to the marina for 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 percent 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, SuperClean, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Lafitte Harbor Marina.
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.