NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Jacksonville, Florida, February 16-17, for the season-opening events for the Florida East Division of the 2019 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour.
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, February 15, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at Palms Fish Camp Restaurant (6359 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226) followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from the Morningstar Marina Mayport (4852 Ocean St., Jacksonville, FL 32233) at safe light on Saturday, February 16, and 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 will have registration from 6-7 p.m. with captains meeting to follow on Saturday, February 16, at Morningstar Marina Mayport. Anglers will launch Sunday, February 17, from the location of their choice. The weigh-in is set for 3 p.m. at Palms Fish Camp Restaurant.
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, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Garmin, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Navionics, 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.