IFA Redfish Tours Open 2015 Season at Punta Gorda, Florida
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.- Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Punta Gorda, Florida, March 7-8, for the season-opening events for the 2015 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's will begin its activities on Friday, March 6, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at Laishley Park (120 Laishley Ct., Punta Gorda, FL 33950) followed by the captain's meeting. Anglers will launch from the marina at safe light on Saturday, March 7. 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, March 7, at Laishley Park. Anglers will launch Sunday, March 8, from the location of their choice and return to the marina for the weigh-in. Check in times will be announced at Saturday's captain's meeting.As part of the weekend's events, the IFA will also host the ACA college and SAF high-school fishing tournaments at Punta Gorda on Sunday, March 8. The events will focus on redfish and feature a two-person team format. Both events will operate out of Laishley Park with mandatory check-ins scheduled from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Take-off is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. on Sunday with teams returning to Laishley Park for weigh-ins at 2:00 p.m.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% payback, every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour event guarantees a new, fully-rigged Ranger boat powered by a Yamaha outboard valued at $25,995 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a $1,500 cash prize for the winning angler. For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go towww.hobiefishing.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, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob's Machine Shop, SuperClean, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, Bulldog Folding Trailers, Hildebrandt, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Laishley Park Marina. 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 towww.hobiefishing.com.