Championship features increased payouts IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will host its championship event at Venice, Louisiana, October 18-19. The two-day event will feature some of the best inshore angling teams competing for the championship title with increased prizes and contingency opportunities.he
The championship event will begin with registration on Thursday, October 17, at 5-7 p.m. at Venice Marina (237 Sports Marina Rd., Venice, LA 70091) with the captain’s meeting following registration. Anglers will launch at safe light each day from Venice Marina and return to the marina for each day’s weigh-in.
Teams fishing any two of the IFA Redfish Tour’s 10 regular-season events are automatically qualified for a $250 entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the five divisions for lucrative payouts and prize packages. The Divisional Teams of the Year will also compete for the coveted Cabela’s Overall Team of the Year award.
The 2018 IFA Redfish Tour Championship will award first and second-place finishers, guaranteed, with a Ranger 2260 Bay boat w/a Mercury 150HP Package ($46,195) and a Ranger RB190 w/a Mercury 90HP ($26,595), respectively. Cabela’s Overall Team of the Year will receive a check from Cabela’s for $5,000.
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.