EW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (June 1, 2017) – Some of the best professional inshore anglers will converge on St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, for the IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Open presented by Cabela’s on June 9-10. Complete with extensive television coverage and 100 percent cash payout, the IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Open offers inshore anglers a unique, high-stakes team tournament open to all anglers with an IFA membership.
The upcoming event will operate out of Hopedale Marina (7600 Hopedale Hwy., Hopedale, LA 70085). Activities will begin on Thursday, June 8, with tournament registration at the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society (1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA 70085) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with the Pairings Meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Anglers will launch from the marina at safe light and return to the marina for each day’s weigh-in. Check-in times will be assigned at registration.
This IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Open is the first of two specialty events featuring a two-day, team format. First place pays $20,000 (based on a 50-boat field) with the opportunity to add $6,000 by participating in the Ranger Cup Rewards program.
The event will include other contingency programs and a Team of the Year race, tracking points over both events. The highest finishing anglers will receive custom rings and paid entry fees for the 2018 Open season, courtesy of Lucas Oil. More details are available at ifatours.com/open, with registrations being accepted by phone at 478-836-4266.
Airing on NBC Sports, Pursuit Channel, Fox Sports Southwest and Time Warner Sports, the new IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens promise to bring exciting, inshore action to more than 100 million combined TV households. 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.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Mercury Marine, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, Powertex Group, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Hopedale Marina, Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society and the St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission.