IFA Redfish tours coming to Aransas Pass

aaifaredThe redfish around Aransas Pass should head to other areas.

Inshore anglers from across Texas and surrounding regions will meet at Aransas Pass, Sept. 7-8, for the final 2013 Texas Division events of the 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, Sept. 6, with tournament registration at Redfish Willie’s at Redfish Bay Boat House (322 Huff St., Aransas Pass, TX 78336) from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from the marina at safe light on Saturday, Sept. 7. Check-in times will be assigned at Friday’s captain’s meeting with anglers returning to the marina 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. 7, at Redfish Willie’s. Anglers will launch Sunday, Sept. 8, from the location of their choice with the weigh-in set to be at Seaworthy Marine (102 S. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, TX 78357). 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 powered by a Yamaha Outboard, valued at $30,000. Winners of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing will win $1,500 guaranteed.

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