Championship features increased payouts
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (October 8, 2018) – The IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will head to Grand Isle, Louisiana, October 19-20 for the 2018 championship event. The two-day event will feature increased payouts and contingency prizes while bringing together the best inshore kayak anglers from Texas to the Carolinas.
The championship event will begin with registration on Thursday, October 18, from 6-7 p.m. at the Bridge Side Marina (1618 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358) followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch Friday and Saturday from the location of their choice and return to the marina for each day’s weigh-in. Check-in times will be announced at the captain’s meeting on Thursday.
All anglers who entered at least two regular-season kayak events and competed in one event will qualify for the $50-entry-fee championship. First-place prize regardless of field size is a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler kayak valued at $3,649. Second and third place finishers will be awarded cash prizes of $1,500 and $750, respectively.
In addition, the Divisional Anglers of the Year will square off during the championship for the Overall Angler of the Year award. The winner will receive $1,000 and paid entry fees for the 2019 season.
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.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.