IFA Redfish Tour occasion pays out greater than $44,000
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (October four, 2017) -Mike Tucker and Chris Hueston, each of Miami, Florida, weighed a two-fish restrict that totaled 12.18 kilos to win the ultimate regular-season occasion for the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour introduced by Cabela’s on September 30 at Titusville, Florida. The group gained a completely rigged RB190 Ranger boat prize bundle powered by a 90 horsepower, four-stroke Mercury outboard valued at $26,800 for first place.
IFA Redfish Tour anglers confronted powerful circumstances throughout the remaining regular-season wrap-up at Titusville. Anglers reported overcast skies with sturdy winds and really excessive and soiled waters.
Tucker and Hueston headed to acquainted spots within the lagoon the place they fished construction factors and blind-casted parallel alongside shorelines with comfortable plastics.
“It’s been some time since our final win,” mentioned Tucker. “However, with our expertise on the lagoon, we had been in a position to get a win out of two to a few spots we often fish.”
The anglers took house the brand new Ranger RB190 and padded their winnings with a further $1,875 in Anglers Benefit money.
Josh Krueger, of Edgewater, Florida, and Brett Kirby, of DeLand, Florida, weighed 11.80 kilos of redfish to win the $three,085 second-place worth whereas including $1,125 in Anglers Benefit money. The duo sight-fished Mosquito Lagoon with paddletails and Berkley Gulp! shrimp.
Third-place finishers Graham Taylor, of Lutz, Florida, and Justin Ownby, of Tampa, Florida, weighed 11.24 kilos to win a complete of $1,910. The anglers additionally confronted powerful circumstances however stayed affected person and labored collectively to benefit from the day.
“It was just a little windy and cloudy however good and funky,” mentioned Taylor. “We took just a little additional time to arrange with the wind at our backs. We caught to the west wall of Mosquito Lagoon and received into and space we had been snug.”
As soon as arrange, the group fan-casted for 5 to 10 minutes earlier than sliding ahead 50 yards to repeat the sample. The anglers fished with comfortable plastics on a 5/zero weightless hook.
“We’re more than happy, as that is our first time fishing the East Coast division,” Taylor mentioned.
Seventh-place finishers Brandon Buckner and Mark Sepe weighed the heaviest fish of the match with 6.69-pounder and gained the $500 Berkley Gulp! Massive Redfish Award together with a $250 Berkley web site credit score for catching their fish on Berkley Gulp!.
The subsequent cease for the IFA Redfish Tour is October 13-14 at Venice, Louisiana, for the IFA Redfish Tour Championship occasion. Groups that compete in no less than two regular-season occasions can be certified for the 2017 IFA Redfish Tour Championship.
IFA occasions are made attainable by way of the sponsorship and continued assist of those well-respected manufacturers: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Mercury Marine, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Energy-Pole, Arctic Ice, Shield the Harvest, Normal Tire, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Campbell Marine Advanced and Marina Park.
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IFA Redfish Tour – Florida East Division
Titusville, Florida (High 10)
- Mike Tucker/Chris Hueston – 12.18 .lbs
- Josh Krueger/Brett Kirby – 11.80 .lbs
- Graham Taylor/Justin Ownby – 11.24 .lbs
- Jay Withers/Aron Dill – 11.04 .lbs
- Brandon Platts/Nathan Morgan – 10.73 .lbs
- Joseph Bonura/Will Smith – 10.37 .lbs
- Brandon Buckner/Mark Sepe – 10.08 .lbs
- Stephen Roberts/Leland Roberts – 9.95 .lbs
- Matt Preston/Patrick Preston – 9.84 .lbs
- Ryan Rickard/Dustin Tillett – 9.62 .lbs