nshore anglers from across Texas and surrounding regions will converge at Port Aransas, Texas, April 1-2, for the first regular-season events for the Texas Division of the 2017 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.
Both tour events will operate out of Port Aransas Marina (301 JC Barr Blvd., Port Aransas, TX 78373). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, March 31, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from the marina at safe light on Saturday, April 1. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting with anglers returning to the marina for the weigh-in, which is set to begin at 3 p.m.
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, April 1, at Port Aransas Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday, April 2, from the location of their choice with weigh-in set to be at Terry’s Seaworthy Marine (102 S. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, Texas 78358). Check-in times will be announced at Saturday’s captain’s meeting.
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 (new in 2017) boat prize package powered by a 90 horsepower, 4-stroke Mercury outboard valued at $26,800 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, 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, Port Aransas Marina and Terry’s Seaworthy Marine.
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.