NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Inshore anglers from across Texas and surrounding regions will converge at Orange, August 12-13, for the second regular-season events for the Texas Division of the 2017 IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela's will begin its activities on Friday, August 11, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at City of Orange Boat Ramp (1000 Harry Reed Ave., Orange, TX 77630) followed by the captain's meeting. Anglers will launch from the ramp at safe light on Saturday, August 12, and will return to the ramp for the weigh-in. Check-in times will be 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, August 12, at City of Orange Boat Ramp. Anglers will launch Sunday, August 13, from the location of their choice and return to the boat ramp for the weigh-in. Check-in times will be announced at Saturday's captain's meeting.
"We are proud to host the IFA and its anglers for their first-ever event in Orange," said Ida Schossow, president of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. "From bass and bluegill to redfish and speckled sea trout, Orange offers something for everyone. Our friendly community has become a fishing destination and the IFA anglers are sure to enjoy our renowned hospitality."
The IFA would like to thank the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce for their assistance in planning and executing the upcoming IFA events.
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 fully rigged RB190 Ranger (new in 2017) boat prize package powered by a 90 horsepower, 4-stroke Mercury outboard valued at $26,800 for first place. Each IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event will feature a $1,500 cash prize for the winning angler.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela's, Lucas Oil, Mercury Marine, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, Powertex Group, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.
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. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.