NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will converge at Steinhatchee, Florida, March 7-8, for the first of two regular-season events for the Florida West 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, March 6, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at the Sea Hag Marina (322 Riverside Dr., Steinhatchee, FL 32359) followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch at safe light from the marina on Saturday, March 7. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting with anglers returning to the marina for the weigh-in, which is set to begin at 3 p.m.
Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour will have registration from 6-7 p.m. with captains meeting to follow on Saturday, March 7, at Sea Hag Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday, March 8, from the location of their choice and return to the marina for the weigh-in set for 3 p.m.
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.