Anglers win more than $29,000 in winnings
anny Sheldon, of Steinhatchee, Florida, and Kyle Craven, of Macclenny, Florida, weighed a two-fish limit that totaled 14.64 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s on August 1, at Jacksonville, Florida. The team won a fully rigged Ranger RB190 boat prize package powered by a 90-horsepower, four-stroke Mercury outboard.
“I have to thank my partner Kyle,” said Sheldon. “He is absolutely awesome. He did all the pre-fishing and we caught fish at every spot except one. It was probably my best day fishing I have ever had over here.”
The team fished just north of Sisters Creek in the ICW. They blind-casted Berkley Gulp! on spinner baits and sight-fished Berkley Gulp! shrimp once the water got out of the grass.
“It was a great day,” said Sheldon. “Having a good teammate is key to a win.”
The angler’s 7.59-pound redfish was the heaviest of the day, earning the $500 Berkley Big Redfish award along with $250 in credit to the Berkley website. Adding $2,100 in Anglers Advantage cash brought the total winnings to $30,100.
Second-place finishers Matt Davis and Nathan Morgan, both of Jacksonville, Florida, weighed a total of 14.29 pounds. The duo took advantage of the Anglers Advantage contingency program and added $1,050 in cash.
Joe Wortham, of Oak Hill, Florida, and Preston Pineiro took third place with 13.37 pounds. The team ran 25 miles to catch their limit. For their efforts, they took home a total of $2,936 in winnings.
The next stop for the IFA Redfish Tour is set for Beaufort, South Carolina, on August 22. Teams that compete in at least two regular-season events will be qualified for the 2020 IFA Redfish Tour Championship.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Ascend, Ranger Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Sunline, AFTCO, Garmin, Lucas Oil, 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, visit www.ifatours.com.
IFA Redfish Tour – Florida East Division
Jacksonville, Fla. (Top 10)
- Danny Sheldon/Kyle Craven – 14.64 .lbs
- Matt Davis/Nathan Morgan – 14.29 .lbs
- Joe Wortham/Preston Pineiro – 13.37 .lbs
- Kicen Gardner/Wyatt Seay – 12.77 .lbs
- Steven Howie/Ken Mullett – 12.52 .lbs
- Jesse Rain/Luis Jaramillo – 12.33 .lbs
- Keith McBride/Eddie Marsh – 12.00 .lbs
- Raymond McDermott/Mike Whittier – 11.50 .lbs
- Jeff Pope/Mark Pionessa – 11.49 .lbs
- Bob Morris/Greg King – 11.45 .lbs