Event pairs pros with co-anglers in high-stakes, made-for-TV competition
Some of the best professional inshore anglers and co-anglers will converge on Chalmette, La., for the Lucas Oil IFA Pro-Am Redfish Challenge Presented by Cabela’s on March 28-30. After a successful inaugural season, the high-stakes, made-for-TV competitions feature a three-day format with over 100-percent cash payout guaranteed.
The event will operate out of Marina Motel (5353 Paris Rd., Chalmette, LA 70043). Activities will begin on Thursday, March 27, with tournament registration at the Sigur Civic Center (8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043) from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with the Pairings Meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Anglers will launch from Marina Motel at safe light during the three-day event. Check-in times will be assigned at registration with anglers returning to the Marina Motel for the weigh-in each day.
With over 100-percent cash payout guaranteed, this year’s tournament series has expanded to include three events in 2014: Chalmette, La., on March 28-30, Jacksonville, Fla. on July 25-27 and Slidell, La., on Sept. 12-14. All three events will be limited to a field size of approximately 25 pro and co-anglers and will feature a minimum guaranteed payout of $55,000 on the pro-side, including $25,000 for first place, and $12,500 guaranteed payout for co-anglers with a $4,000 first-place prize. The events also feature a shared weight format (two fish per day/boat) and will be broadcast to over 120 million combined TV households on NBC Sports Outdoors, Pursuit Channel, the Texas Channel and Fox Sports Net Southwest.
For more information about the Pro-Am please visit www.ifaproam.com or call (478) 836-4266.
Drawing inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, the IFA Redfish Tour is the largest and oldest redfish tour in the nation. Offering anglers the opportunity to compete in low-entry fee events, redfish anglers can fish close to home, minimize expenses and compete for lucrative winnings and contingency prizes.
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
Lucas Oil IFA Pro-Am Redfish Challenge
Competition Date: March 28-30, 2014
Registration and Check In: Begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27
Pairings Meeting: Begins at 7 p.m. following registration and check in
Location: Sigur Civic Center
8245 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA 70043
Launch Site/Weigh In:
5353 Paris Rd.
Chalmette, LA 70043
Logo courtesy Inshore Fishing Association