POSTED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:20am
Empire, La — Inshore anglers from across Louisiana and surrounding regions will meet at Empire, La., May 18-19 for the 2013 Louisiana Division season-opening events of the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.
Both tour events will operate out of The Delta Marina (317 Rose Marie Dr., Empire, LA 70050). The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s will begin its activities on Friday, May 17, with tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. followed by the captain’s meeting. Anglers will launch from The Delta Marina at safe light on Saturday, May 18, with check-in times 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, May 18, at The Delta Marina. Anglers will launch Sunday from the location of their choice and return to The Delta Marina for the weigh-in. 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, valued at $30,000. Winners of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing will win $1,500 guaranteed.
To contact The Delta Marina, call (504) 657-5197.