Inshore anglers from across Florida and surrounding regions will meet at Sarasota, Florida, on Sept. 27-28 for the final 2014 Florida West Division 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 Centennial Park (200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, Sept. 26 at The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar (7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243) with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from Centennial Park at safe light on Saturday, Sept. 27. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting with anglers returning to Centennial Park for the weigh-in.
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, Sept. 26, at Centennial Park. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice. The weigh-in will be at Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddlesports (6018 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231) with check-in times to 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, both tours offer opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum.
In addition to nearly 200% payback, every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour event guarantees a new, fully-rigged Ranger boat powered by a Yamaha outboard valued at $25,995 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a $1,500 cash prize for the winning angler.
Blue Heron Communications
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