Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will meet at Jacksonville, Fla., April 27-28 for the 2013 Florida East Division season-opening events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

Both tour events will operate out of Nippers Beach Grille and Beach Marine (2309 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, April 26, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from Beach Marine at safe light on Saturday, April 27, with check-in times assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting.

Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will have registration from 6-7 p.m. with captains meeting to follow on Saturday, April 28, at Nippers Beach Grille and Beach Marine. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice. Weigh-ins will be at Black Creek Outfitters (10051 Skinner Lake Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246) Check in times will be announced at Saturday’s captain’s meeting.

Continuing to draw inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, both IFA Redfish Tours include five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season. With budget-friendly entry fees, the two tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum.

Every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s tournament winner will take home a fully loaded 2013 Ranger Banshee Extreme, valued at $30,000. Winners of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing will win $1,500 guaranteed.

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