MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (November 7, 2013) – The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing recently unveiled the official 2014 tournament schedule, complete with over 100 percent payback at every event. The 2014 schedule includes two regular-season events in each of the tour’s five divisions and a championship event.
The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour regular season opens in Punta Gorda, Fla., on March 9 and wraps up at Sarasota, Fla., on Sept. 28. After a successful 2013 championship with huge weights brought in, the entry-fee, two-day championship will return to Houma, La., on Oct. 17-18. Tournament registration for the 2014 season will open on Jan. 2, 2014.
Each of the 10 regular season events will feature a catch-photograph-release tournament format. The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour will continue to offer over 100 percent payout, plus contingency opportunities for anglers at every event. Also, for an additional $50, anglers can sign up for the Angler’s Advantage program, which allows participants to compete in an even higher payout bracket.
The fastest-growing kayak fishing tournament trail in the country, the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing offers inshore kayak anglers from a multitude of states the opportunity to participate in competitive fishing tournaments. With low entry fees and minimal travel requirements, kayak anglers competing in the catch-photograph-release tournaments can take advantage of the rich prize structure awarded to competitors.
2014 IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Schedule (subject to change)
May 4 – Charleston, S.C.
Aug. 17 – Georgetown, S.C.
Florida East Division
April 27 – Titusville, Fla.
June 22 – Jacksonville, Fla.
Florida West Division
March 9 – Punta Gorda, Fla.
Sept. 28 – Sarasota, Fla.
May 18 – Empire, La.
Aug. 3 – Lafitte, La.
April 6 – Port Aransas, Texas
June 8 – Aransas Pass, Texas
Oct. 17-19 – Houma, La.
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.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Livingston Lures, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Valley Fashions, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.