Inshore and kayak anglers will converge on Placida this weekend for the 2013 Florida West Division season-opening events of the IFA Redfish Tour opening at Gasparilla Marina.
The IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's will begin with tournament registration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, followed by the captain's meeting.
Anglers will launch from Gasparilla Marina at safe light Saturday, March 16, with check-in times assigned at the captain's meeting.
Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will register from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday with captains meeting to follow at Gasparilla Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice and return to the Gasparilla Marine for weigh-in.
Drawing inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, IFA Redfish Tours include five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season.
Every regular-season IFA Redfish Tour tournament winner will take home a fully loaded 2013 Ranger Banshee Extreme valued at $30,000. IFA Kayak Fishing Tour champs win $1,500 guaranteed.
What: IFA Redfish Tour
When: Friday-Saturday, March 15-17
Where: Gasparilla Marina
Why: inshore and kayak fishing competitions
Contact: Call Gasparilla Marina at (941) 697-2280
Call Gasparilla Marina at (941) 697-2280.