IFA College and High School Saltwater Championships Wrap Up at Houma, Louisiana
Up-and-coming redfish anglers converge in Louisiana
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Student angler teams from Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida, and King High School in Tampa, Florida, topped the leader boards for their respective categories at the inaugural IFA College and High School Saltwater championship events at Houma, Louisiana, on Oct. 19. The all-new championship events featured up-and-coming student saltwater anglers from the college and high-school ranks.
Wyler Gins and Will Kollmann represented Florida Gulf Coast University and brought in a two-redfish limit of 15.84 pounds to win the college category. Both college anglers are avid saltwater anglers and active members in their university’s fishing club.
After a university fishing club member mentioned the College Saltwater championship event, the duo decided to make the 13-hour trip to Houma.
“One of my good friends Ty Nelson fishes the kayak side of the IFA and is always talking about it,” said Gins. “Some high school friends are fishing in the IFA Redfish championship next week and encouraged us to go to Houma as well.”