Inshore Fishing Association Announces New Open Team Events
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA), in partnership with key sponsors Cabela's and Lucas Oil, announces two all-new specialty events for the 2015 season. The IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens presented by Cabela's offer inshore anglers a unique, high-stakes team tournament with 100 percent cash payout and extensive television coverage at each event.With two events scheduled for 2015; April 10-11 at Placida, Florida, and June 19-20 at Houma, Louisiana, the IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens will feature a two-day, team format and will be open to all anglers with an IFA membership. Each of the new Open events will include a $1,250 entry fee with 100 percent cash payout guaranteed. Also, for an additional $250, anglers can sign up for the Angler's Advantage program, which allows participants to compete in an even higher payout bracket."We're excited about the new Open events for 2015," said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. "It's something anglers have been asking for - a high stakes, team event open to all, with great payout and unprecedented media coverage. The feedback so far has been incredible."In addition, the new IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens will include multiple contingency programs and a Team of the Year race, tracking points over both events. The highest finishing anglers will receive custom rings and paid entry fees for the 2016 season courtesy of Lucas Oil. More details are available at ifatours.com/open, with registrations being accepted by phone at 478-836-4266.Airing on NBC Sports, Pursuit Channel, Fox Sports Southwest and Time Warner Sports, the new IFA Lucas Oil Redfish Opens promise to bring exciting, inshore action to more than 100 million combined TV households.2015 Lucas Oil IFA Redfish Open Schedule:April 10-11 - Placida, Fla.June 19-20 - Houma, La.2015 Lucas Oil IFA Redfish Open Sample Payout:2015 IFA Redfish Open Payout*Reg Payout Angler Advantage Total Payout1st place $20,000.00 $4,000.00 $24,000.002nd place $10,000.00 $2,000.00 $12,000.003rd place $7,500.00 $1,500.00 $9,000.004th place $5,250.00 $1,150.00 $6,400.005th place $5,000.00 $1,000.00 $6,000.006th place $4,000.00 $800.00 $4,800.007th place $3,500.00 $700.00 $4,200.008th place $3,000.00 $600.00 $3,600.009th place $2,500.00 $500.00 $3,000.0010th place $1,250.00 $250.00 $1,500.00Total $62,000.00 $12,500.00 $74,500.00$500 Big Redfish$1,250 Entry Fee*Based on 50 TeamsFor 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.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, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.