TEAM HENNINGER/BOLEMA WINS IFA REDFISH TOUR PRESENTED BY CABELA’S AT RUSKIN, FLA.

Team takes home new Ranger Banshee Extreme with tournament victory
 
LIZELLA, Ga.  (MAY 8, 2012) – John Henninger, of Jacksonville, Fla., and David Bolema, of Sarasota, Fla., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 15.06 pounds to win the IFA Redfish Tour event at Ruskin, Fla., on May 5. To win the event, which operated out of Little Harbor, the duo topped a large field of two-angler teams to take home a new, fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate, and a Loadmaster trailer valued at $30,000.
 
The winning team ran 40 miles to the Sarasota area. Dead-sticking Berkley® Gulp!® and throwing hardbaits, the anglers gave themselves a good chance to have a great day by fishing familiar waters.
 
“We have been fishing these fish for two months,” Henninger said. “We fish really well together and most importantly we had fun.”
 
The anglers added to their winnings with an additional $2000 for the Ranger Cup Award, courtesy of Ranger Boats.
 
Second-place finishers, Heath Seckel, of Englewood, Fla., and Travis Tucker, of Bartow, Fla., brought 14.17 pounds to the scales by sight-fishing in the St. Petersburg area with Berkley 4-inch Sinking Minnows. The anglers’ 8.01-pound kicker redfish won them the $500 Berkeley Gulp! Big Fish Award with a $250 Cabela’s gift card, courtesy of Berkley.
 
“There were lots of recreational anglers around,” Seckel said. “We had to grind it out and be persistent.”
 
Michael Delagarza, of Bradenton, Fla., and T.J. Stewart weighed in 13.46 pounds of redfish to take the third-place prize. A four-year IFA Redfish Tour veteran, Delagarza said his team ran to the Sarasota area, fishing in good conditions.
 
“We had a good tournament,” Delagarza said. “ We had no problems and really had a good time.”
 
The eighth-place finishers, Tony Jackson and Kelly Causey, won the Cabela’s Angler Cash Award worth $1,000.
 
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a two-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-and-release redfish tournament organization. Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 12 regular-season events and one regional event are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for a combined $118,450 in payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Divisional Team of the Year Award for the six regular-season division winners.
 
In addition to a possible $60,000 in payouts per event (based on a 100-boat field), the first-place prize package for all 12 IFA Redfish Tour regular-season events remains extremely lucrative. In 2012, every regular-season tournament winner is guaranteed – regardless of field size – a fully loaded 2012 Ranger Banshee Extreme. The boat is powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and is equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate and a Loadmaster trailer. The entire first-place prize package is valued at $30,000.
 
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.
 
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, Yamaha Outboards, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Sebile, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, NBOA Marine Insurance, Loadmaster, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the America, Pirate’s Pointe Resort and Little Harbor.
 
IFA Florida West Coast Division
Ruskin, Fla. (Top 10)
1.    Henninger/Bolema – 15.06 lbs.
2.    Seckel/Tucker – 14.17 lbs.
3.    Delagarza/Stewart – 13.46 lbs.
4.    Peters/Vercillo – 13.45 lbs.
5.    Witt/Tari – 13.34 lbs.
6.    Statkus/Lowe – 13.29 lbs.
7.    Chivas/Chivas – 13.11 lbs.
8.    Jackson/Causey – 12.99 lbs.
9.    Cress/Weishaar – 12.89 lbs.
10.  Smith/Lippert – 12.60 lbs.


Berkley Gulp! Big Fish Award ($500) + Cabela’s Gift Card ($250):
Seckel/Tucker (8.01 lbs.)
 
Ranger Cup Award ($2,000):
Henninger/Bolema
 
Cabela’s Angler Cash Award ($1,000):
Jackson/Causey

TEAM ADAMS/ESCHETE WINS IFA REDFISH TOUR PRESENTED BY CABELA’S AT EMPIRE, LA.

Team takes home new Ranger Banshee Extreme with tournament victory

LIZELLA, Ga.  (April 26, 2012) – Eddie Adams, of Metairie, La., and Dwayne Eschete, of Mandeville, La., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 16.27 pounds to win the IFA Redfish Tour event at Empire, La., on April 21. To win the event, which operated out of Delta Marina, the duo topped a large field of two-angler teams to take home a new, fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate, and a Loadmaster trailer valued at $30,000.
 
Running 50 miles to Delacroix Island, the team casted into potholes in the grass beds with Berkley Gulp!. The team’s catch included a 8.41-pound kicker redfish, which netted the team the $500 Berkeley Gulp! Big Fish Award with a $250 Cabela’s gift card, courtesy of Berkley. The anglers also took home an additional $250 for the NBOA Insurance Award.
 
“The wind shifted and picked up a bit out of the north,” Adams said. “The clouds made for a difficult day for sight-fishing. We made every bite count and were very pleased with the results.”
 
Second-place finishers Sean O’Connell and Ben Bubeck, both of Mandeville, La., brought 15.60 pounds to the scales by sight-fishing with soft plastic shrimp. The team experienced engine problems on their run to Delacroix Island.
 
“We had engine problems,” O’Connell said. “My partner stayed calm while I was stressing out. But we eventually got it all worked out.”
 
Stephen Sierra, of Madisonville, La., and Scott Benoit, of Marrero, La., brought in their two-redfish limit for a total weight of 15.59 pounds to take the third-place prize. Fishing Berkley Gulp! Alive! In grassy ponds, the anglers also ran into the cold front with the winds quickly turning out of the north.
 
“With the conditions rapidly changing, we were persistent with our fishing,” Sierra said. “We stuck to blind-casting the ponds and it ultimately paid off.”
 
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a two-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-and-release redfish tournament organization. Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 12 regular-season events and one regional event are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for a combined $118,450 in payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Divisional Team of the Year Award for the six regular-season division winners.
 
In addition to a possible $60,000 in payouts per event (based on a 100-boat field), the first-place prize package for all 12 IFA Redfish Tour regular-season events remains extremely lucrative. In 2012, every regular-season tournament winner is guaranteed – regardless of field size – a fully loaded 2012 Ranger Banshee Extreme. The boat is powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and is equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate and a Loadmaster trailer. The entire first-place prize package is valued at $30,000.
 
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.
 
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, Yamaha Outboards, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Sebile, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, NBOA Marine Insurance, Loadmaster, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the America and Delta Marina.
 
IFA Louisiana Division
Empire, La. (Top 10)
1.    Adams/Eschete – 16.27 lbs.
2.    O’Connell/Bubeck – 15.60 lbs.
3.    Sierra/Benoit – 15.59 lbs.
4.    Bird/Bird – 15.56 lbs.
5.    Dufrene/Savoie – 15.30 lbs.
6.    Fryfogle/Turner – 15.18 lbs.
7.    Morgan/Cherry – 15.02 lbs.
8.    Angelo/Morris – 14.94 lbs.
9.    Pescay/Pescay – 14.83 lbs.
10.  Romig/Carruth – 14.57 lbs.

 
Berkley Gulp! Big Fish Award ($500) + Cabela’s Gift Card ($250):
Adams/Eschete (8.41 lbs.)
 
NBOA Insurance Award ($250):
Adams/Eschete

DRAPER/MALDONADO WINS IFA REDFISH TOUR PRESENTED BY CABELA’S AT SAVANNAH, GA.

Team takes home new Ranger Banshee Extreme with tournament victory
 
LIZELLA, Ga.  (March 28, 2012) – Bruce Draper and Ricky Maldonado, both of Ridgeland, S.C., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 9.42 pounds to win the IFA Redfish Tour event at Savannah, Ga., on March 24. To win the event, which operated out of Coffee Bluff Marina, the duo topped a large field of two-angler teams to take home a new, fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate, and a Loadmaster trailer valued at $30,000.

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With an overcast sky and southwest winds the winning team ran 120 miles round-trip to Hilton Head Island, S.C., fishing Berkley Gulp! baits in grass pockets. The team’s 4.85-pound kicker redfish won the $500 Berkley Gulp! Big Fish Award plus a $250 Cabela’s gift card, courtesy of Berkley. The anglers also took home the $250 NBOA Insurance Award.
 
“With conditions as they were, we fished slow and really concentrated on one bank,” Draper said.
 
Second-place finishers, Nations Finley and McNeal Finley, both of Beaufort, S.C., weighed in 9.15 pounds of redfish. Fishing with Gulp! Jerk Shads and spinner baits the team fished the Hilton Head Island area as well.
 
“The wind hurt us a bit,” Nations Finley said. “We didn’t get too serious about the tournament, we just went out there and had fun. Through great teamwork we were able to land some quality fish.”
 
In their third year fishing on the IFA Redfish Tour, Ron Davis and Caleb Davis, both of Edisto Island, S.C., brought 8.38 pounds to the scales to win third place. The team made a long run to Hilton Head Island, power fishing blade baits with Berkley Gulp! trailers. The two anglers took home an additional 1,000 for the Cabela’s Angler Cash Award.
 
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a two-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-and-release redfish tournament organization. Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 12 regular-season events and one regional event are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for a combined $118,450 in payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Divisional Team of the Year Award for the six regular-season division winners.
 
In addition to a possible $60,000 in payouts per event (based on a 100-boat field), the first-place prize package for all 12 IFA Redfish Tour regular-season events remains extremely lucrative. In 2012, every regular-season tournament winner is guaranteed – regardless of field size – a fully loaded 2012 Ranger Banshee Extreme. The boat is powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and is equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate and a Loadmaster trailer. The entire first-place prize package is valued at $30,000.
 
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.
 
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, Yamaha Outboards, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Sebile, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, NBOA Marine Insurance, Loadmaster, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the America and Coffee Bluff Marina.
 
IFA Atlantic Division
Savannah, Ga. (Top 10)
1.    Draper/Maldonado – 9.42 lbs.
2.    Finley/Finley – 9.15 lbs.
3.    Davis/Davis – 8.38 lbs.
4.    Finley/Wood – 8.35 lbs.
5.    Nobles/Craven – 8.07 lbs.
6.    Rose/Kendrick – 7.04 lbs.
7.    McFadden/Fonvielle – 6.92 lbs.
8.    Starling/Cortes – 6.90 lbs.
9.    Clark, Jr./Arndt – 6.25 lbs.
10.  Feris/McBride – 4.20 lbs.


Berkley Gulp! Big Fish Award ($500) + Cabela’s Gift Card ($250):
Draper/Maldonado (4.85 lbs.)
 
Cabela’s Angler Cash ($1,000):
Davis/Davis
 
NBOA Insurance Award ($250):
Draper/Maldonado

Captain Adam Loud and Warren Stoughton at Jacksonville, Florida, March 10th, 2012

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TEAM LOUD/STOUGHTON WINS IFA REDFISH TOUR PRESENTED BY CABELA’S AT JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Team takes home new Ranger Banshee Extreme with tournament victory
 
LIZELLA, Ga.  (March 13, 2012) – Adam Loud, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Warren Stoughton, of Atlanta, Ga., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 15.32 pounds to win the IFA Redfish Tour event at Jacksonville, Fla., on March 10. To win the event, which operated out of Beach Marine, the duo topped a large field of two-angler teams to take home a new, fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate, and a Loadmaster trailer valued at $30,000.
 
Loud and Stoughton reported high winds and tides as they ran an hour and a half north to the Amelia Island area. The team worked grassy shorelines focusing on points with Berkley GULP!, swimbaits and spinner baits.
 
“The high winds coupled with the higher than expected tide forced us to abandon our game plane and adapt to the challenging conditions,” said Loud. “But overall it was awesome.”
 
The team had a lucrative day by winning the $2,000 Ranger Cup Award, $1,000 Cabela’s Angler Cash Award, the Penn Reel award and the $500 Berkley GULP! Big Fish Award with a $250 Cabela’s gift card, courtesy of Berkley.
 
Second-place finishers, Jeremy Schillo, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Stephen Szczepanik, of St. Johns, Fla., brought 13.45 pounds to the scales during the event. The team ran 30 miles fishing deep-water structures with GULP! and jigheads.
 
“It was very windy, but the fish were biting until the tide turned,” said Schillo. “We were very please with our results, especially with the tough conditions.”
 
The third-place team of Dean Oakley, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Denise Williams, of Jacksonville, Fla., weighed in 13.00 pounds during the tournament. The team ran 15 miles south fishing the shoreline near grass.
 
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s continues to draw redfish anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering two-angler teams the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a two-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-and-release redfish tournament organization. Teams fishing any two of the IFA’s 12 regular-season events and one regional event are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for a combined $118,450 in payouts and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Cabela’s Overall Divisional Team of the Year Award for the six regular-season division winners.
 
In addition to a possible $60,000 in payouts per event (based on a 100-boat field), the first-place prize package for all 12 IFA Redfish Tour regular-season events remains extremely lucrative. In 2012, every regular-season tournament winner is guaranteed – regardless of field size – a fully loaded 2012 Ranger Banshee Extreme. The boat is powered by a 60-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha outboard and is equipped with a Power-Pole shallow water anchor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics, Blue Point Fabrication metal work, Bob’s four-inch Ultra Light Jackplate and a Loadmaster trailer. The entire first-place prize package is valued at $30,000.
 
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.
 
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, Yamaha Outboards, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Sebile, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, NBOA Marine Insurance, Loadmaster, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the America, Beach Marine and Nippers Beach Grille.
 
IFA Florida East Coast Division
Jacksonville, Fla. (Top 10)
1.    Loud/Stoughton– 15.32 lbs.
2.    Schillo/Szczepanik – 13.45 lbs.
3.    Oakley/Williams – 13.00 lbs.
4.    Pittman/Chapman – 12.56 lbs.
5.    Chavis/Peterson – 11.66 lbs.
6.    Turner/Flynn – 11.48 lbs.
7.    King/McMillan – 10.96 lbs.
8.    Sturgeon/Hastings – 10.83 lbs.
9.    Dudley II/Howie – 10.77 lbs.
10.  Nobles/Craven – 10.71 lbs.


Ranger Cup Award:
Loud/Stoughton
 
Berkley Gulp! Big Fish Award ($500) + Cabela’s Gift Card ($250):
Loud/Stoughton (7.95 lbs.)
 
Cabela’s Angler Cash ($1,000):
Loud/Stoughton
 
Penn Reel Award:
Loud/Stoughton