Inshore Fishing Association Redfish Tour to include two Texas coastal stops

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The Inshore Fishing Association Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s has announced its 2013 tour schedule, complete with lower tournament entry fees and 200 percent payback. The schedule includes two regular-season events in each of the tour’s five divisions and guarantees a fully-rigged Ranger/Yamaha boat package, valued at $30,000, for first place at each stop.

The IFA Redfish Tour kicks off March 16 at Placida, Fla., and wraps up the regular season Sept. 14 at Ruskin, Fla. The two-day, $250 entry-fee championship event is set for Oct. 24-26 at Houma, La. Tournament registration  is under way and the field size for each event will be limited to the first 100 boats that register. In addition, any angler who signs up for two or more events by March 1 will be entered in a drawing for a free Power-Pole shallow water anchor.

The IFA Redfish Tour will introduce lower tournament entry fees for 2013. Reduced from $400 to $250 per event, the IFA Redfish Tour will offer a 200 percent payback plus several lucrative contingencies . For an additional $250, anglers can sign up for the Angler’s Advantage program, which allows participants to compete in a higher payout bracket.

The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in five divisions, each offering a two-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allow anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses. Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 10 regular-season events are qualified for a $250 entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the five divisions for lucrative payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Team of the Year Award for the five regular-season division winners.

The first-place prize package for  IFA Redfish Tour regular-season events remains extremely lucrative. In 2013, every regular-season tournament winner is guaranteed a fully loaded 2013 Ranger Banshee Extreme. The boat is powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and is equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work and a Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate. The entire first-place prize package is valued at $30,000. The 2013 IFA Redfish Tour Championship will award first and second-place finishers, guaranteed, with a Ranger 184 Ghost w/a Yamaha 150HP Package ($45,000) and a Ranger Banshee Extreme w/a Yamaha 60HP ($30,000).

 2013 IFA Redfish Tour Schedule

Texas Division

April 13 – Port Aransas

Sept. 7 – Aransas Pass

Atlantic Division

June 8 – Charleston, S.C.

Aug. 3 – Savannah, Ga.

 Florida East Coast Division

April 27 – Jacksonville, Fla.

June 29 – Titusville, Fla.

Florida West Coast Division

March 16 – Placida, Fla.

Sept. 14 – Ruskin, Fla.

 Louisiana Division

May 18 – Empire, La.

Aug. 24 – Grand Isle, La.

Championship

Oct. 24-26 – Houma, La.

For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, visit their website.

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