The 2011 regular season culminates on October 15 in Orange Beach, Ala., with the IFA Redfish Tour Championship occurring two weeks later in Chalmette, La. The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will stage its championship event the week following the IFA Redfish Tour Championship.
The 2011 IFA Redfish Tour Championship will run November 4-5 (Friday and Saturday), with a pre-tournament captains meeting on Thursday, November 3. One week later, competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Championship will begin their championship weekend with a captains meeting on Thursday, November 10, with competition to take place November 11-12. Both championship events will operate out of Gulf Outlet Marina located at Marina Hotel in Chalmette and are sponsored by the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition.
Captains meetings for both the IFA Redfish and IFA Kayak Fishing championships will convene at the Frederic J. Sigur Civic Center Grand Ballroom in Chalmette. Weigh ins for both events will be staged at Gulf Outlet Marina (255 Marina Road, Chalmette, LA).
"We welcome the 2011 IFA Redfish Tournament and are honored to host the championship this year in Chalmette, Louisiana," said Craig P. Taffaro Jr., president of St. Bernard Parish. "We can promise the anglers a great experience and some of the best fishing in the world in the waters around St. Bernard Parish - fondly known as the Redfish Capital of Louisiana."
Remaining 2011 IFA Regular-Season Events:
August 27-28 - Grand Isle, La.
September 3-4 - Corpus Christi, Texas
September 17-18 - Surf City, N.C.
October 1-2 - Ruskin, Fla.
October 8-9 - Fernandina Beach, Fla.
October 15-16 - Orange Beach, Ala.
IFA Redfish Tour events are staged on Saturdays with the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing events taking place on Sundays.
All IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of the fishing industry's most respected brands: Ranger Boats, Hobie Fishing, Cabela's, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN reels, Yamaha Outboards, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, OPTIMA Batteries, Power-Pole, NBOA Marine Insurance, Wrap This, Blue Point Fabrication, EGO Nets, Spiderwire, Sebile, Bob's Machine Shop, 321fish.com, Kayak Angler Magazine, Loadmaster, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, St. Bernard Parish and the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition.
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.redfishtour.com or www.ifakayakfishingtour.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.