SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Inshore anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding regions will converge at Lafitte, Louisiana, June 13-14, for the first of two regular-season events for the Louisiana Division of the 2020 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour.
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, June 12, with tournament drive through registration from 5-7 p.m. at Jean Lafitte Harbor (4932 Kenal Rd., Lafitte LA 70067) followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch at safe light from harbor on Saturday, June 13. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting taking place on our Facebook page. The new procedures for registration, and weigh in will be sent direct to the captain of each team.
Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour will have a drive through registration from 6-7 p.m. with captains meeting to follow on Facebook on Saturday, June 13, at Jean Lafitte Harbor. Anglers will launch Sunday, June 14, from the location of their choice with the weigh-in set for 3 p.m. at Jean Lafitte Harbor.
Social distancing measures have been put into place for upcoming IFA Redfish Tour and IFA Kayak Tour events. After anglers register for each event, they will receive an email with further instructions on the new protocols.
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 a fully rigged RB190 Ranger boat prize package powered by a Mercury outboard valued at $26,800 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will award the first-place finisher with an Ascend 128T kayak plus $1,000. Second place will be awarded an Ascend 12T Kayak plus $100.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Ascend, Ranger Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Sunline, AFTCO, Garmin, Lucas Oil, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Navionics, Power-Pole, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, and Powertex Group.
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.