IFA Redfish Tours Head to Hopedale, Louisiana
IFA Louisiana Division events set for April 14-15
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2018) – Inshore anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding regions will converge at Hopedale, Louisiana, April 14-15, for the first regular-season events for the Louisiana Division of the 2018 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. April 13, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at Docville Farm (5124 East St. Bernard Hwy., Violet, LA 70092) with the captain’s meeting following registration. Anglers will launch at safe light on Saturday, April 14, from Hopedale Marina (7600 Hopedale Hwy., Hopedale, LA 70085) and return to the marina for the weigh-in.
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 14, at Hopedale Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday, April 15, 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.
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 boat prize package powered by a 90 horsepower, 4-stroke Mercury outboard valued at $26,706 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a guaranteed $1,000 cash prize plus a Power-Pole Micro Anchor/Spike, valued at $694.95, 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, Mercury Marine, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, Navionics, Garmin and Powertex Group, Docville Farms and Hopedale 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 to www.hobiefishing.com.