Chalmette, La. November 9, 2011 – Inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas will take to the coastal waters near Chalmette, La., November 11-12 as the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing stages its two-day championship event.
The event will begin Friday, November 10, with registration at the Grand Ballroom of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center (8245 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043) from 5-7 p.m. with the captains meeting to follow. Anglers will then be assigned check-in times and will launch both days at 7 a.m. from the location of their choice.
The host venue and weigh-in location will be Gulf Outlet Marina (255 Marina Road, Chalmette, LA 70043).
The IFA Redfish and IFA Kayak Fishing Tours continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering anglers the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a three-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-and-release redfish tournament organization. Teams fishing any three of the IFA’s 18 regular-season events are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for money and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Overall Divisional Team of the Year Award for the six regular-season division winners.
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.redfishtour.com or www.ifakayakfishingtour.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of the fishing industry’s most respected brands: Ranger Boats, Hobie Fishing, Cabela’s, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN reels, Yamaha Outboards, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, OPTIMA Batteries, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Blue Point Fabrication, EGO Nets, Spiderwire, Sebile, Bob’s Machine Shop, 321fish.com, Kayak Angler Magazine, Loadmaster, NBOA Marina Insurance, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and St. Bernard Parish, Gulf Outlet Marina and Motel Marina.
IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing
Competition Date: November 11-12, 2011
Registration and Check In: Begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10
Captains Meeting: Begins at 7 p.m. following registration and check in
Location: Grand Ballroom, Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
8245 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Take-off: Location of anglers’ choice
Weigh-in: Gulf Outlet Marina
255 Marina Road
Chalmette, LA 70043
Check-in times TBA at Captains Meeting