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07-26-2010, 09:10 AM
Whos fishing this?


Update: Our August 29th IFA Kayak Tournament will be held at Delacroix's Sweetwater Marina.

Phone for the Marina : 504-342-2368
Cindy : 504-355-6159
Capt Jack: 5044538382
Fax: 504-218-5922

Bridgeside Marina at Grand Isle said they just could not host the event, due to all the disruptions of the oil spill, and lodging was just impossible. We'll be back at Grand Isle again when things are better!

Thanks for your continued support.

07-26-2010, 09:25 AM
Really wanted to fish all of the IFA events, but $100 is alot for me to drop on a tournament right now. Maybe I can get in on these next year if they're still doing them.

07-26-2010, 09:50 AM
My cheapness prohibits me from participating. And I'm not fond of them for bailing on the Empire event.

Cobia 1
07-26-2010, 10:10 AM
I may also participate, will wait and see water conditions. Just hope for the best and no storms.

07-26-2010, 10:42 AM
I'm in already paid !!! Need some good spots Choup !!!!

07-26-2010, 10:50 AM
Already paid for this one as well, will see you guys down there.

07-26-2010, 10:53 AM
the surf!

07-26-2010, 11:41 AM
I will probably fish that one. Someone has to help IFA pay for all those PAs they're giving you Choup.

07-26-2010, 12:03 PM
I'm in ! choup, any word from ifa that it's on.

07-26-2010, 12:29 PM
I just called and Its on, and the division will just be made of two events this year. No rescheduling of the 3rd :(
... but at the same time entry into both gets you free entry into the championship.

Where Y'ak?
07-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Been paid since the first one. Good luck to all!

07-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Where Y'ak where you been ???? May have to put in the file with DRUMFISH !!!!

07-26-2010, 06:40 PM
good news !!!!

07-26-2010, 11:28 PM
I am in, just haven't paid yet.

07-30-2010, 11:21 AM
They just posted an update to this event location, see first post.

07-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Still down.

08-02-2010, 08:49 AM
See y'all there

08-02-2010, 09:00 AM
Keep in mind any of you guys who fished the first one only have to fish this next one to qualify for the FREE championship tournament.

08-16-2010, 08:56 AM
REMINDER. we have this coming up in a two weeks! chance to win one of THREE boats in a field of somewhere between 20-40 most likely.

08-16-2010, 09:45 AM
Will be a long ride back from Cypremort point. But we will be there...

08-16-2010, 10:45 AM
I am looking forward to it. This is going to be cool.

08-18-2010, 11:24 AM
Taken off the Redfish Board: Quote function is not working for this for some reason?

As always, guys, I am reading your posts and noticing the volume is increasing. Those of you who have been here for a while should know that the IFA is not going to do you wrong on this “BP created mess”.

Here's how it's going to shake out:

We'll judge the LA division points on two events, Cocodrie and Delacroix.
Teams in those two events will qualify for the Championship, as is.

If we'd had the Empire event as scheduled, we can predict pretty solidly what the tournament would have contributed to the Championship prize pool. No angler will be asked to pay any of that amount. Likewise we don’t expect anglers from the other divisions to suffer for the Empire event being canceled by having the Championship prize pool reduced, so the IFA will make up the difference in the prize pool from our own funds.

The 2010 Championship prize pool will be exactly as if the Empire tournament was held, and had the same number of entries as the other two events.

As far as the Ultra 6 events, this program requires paid participation for 6 events, and that will be up to the anglers to achieve however their circumstances dictate. Any team that counted Empire as an Ultra 6 event will need to arrange with our office to get in another event entry before the season ends.

We are working hard to finalize details of the 2010 Championship, and have every reason to believe it will be a quality event as always, and hope to have it in one of the areas impacted by the oil spill. The local area residents need our support in their economic recovery, and we are very close to being done with this.

Mike Lott

08-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the update. Even though this will be the only one I will be able to hit, I am definately there.

Cobia 1
08-18-2010, 01:31 PM
It's great to know that the IFA is trying to work out the mess created by BP. Those of us who can attend should try to do so to show our support from this region.
I know it is not for everybody so I am not trying to stir the pot,critize anyone or speak badly of anyone. If you can, please do.
Thats all.

08-25-2010, 04:17 PM
Only like 10 people signed up for this event! 3 boats/ 10 people.... good odds if you guys want to get in. Only takes 2 fish!

08-25-2010, 04:42 PM
Give me some details, I'm considering it.

When can you launch Sunday? When is the weigh-in Sunday? You just have to catch-photo-release 1 red and 1 trout? You can fish anywhere open to the public as long as you make it to the weigh-in on time? Is attendance at the captain's meeting required? How do you know it's only 10 people?

08-25-2010, 04:45 PM
I called Kristy Shad who is in charge of registration to find the number signed up. Of course more can sign up at the meeting at 6pm in Delacroix. You can leave and launch anywhere after the captains meeting at safe light; usually 6am or so; take a picture of boat at launch at safe light. Then fish as you catch them on the ruler WITH YOUR TOKEN! Weigh in is 1pm-3pm. Be in line by 3pm. turn in camera chip.

Cobia 1
08-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Choup, I'm in and paid up. Long tyrip from the Lafayette tourney. Gairi and a few others are also making the drive.
Wish there was a better way to get the packet than having to drive there on Saturday, Delacroix is SUCH a loevly tourist attraction on a Saturday night, can't wait!

08-25-2010, 08:25 PM
I will sign up and pay at the captains meeting but I am certainly going. This ought to be a pretty fun event I think.

08-26-2010, 07:11 AM
Give me some details, I'm considering it.

When can you launch Sunday? When is the weigh-in Sunday? You just have to catch-photo-release 1 red and 1 trout? You can fish anywhere open to the public as long as you make it to the weigh-in on time? Is attendance at the captain's meeting required? How do you know it's only 10 people?

aptain's meeting is suppose to be mandatory. This is where you get the ruler you have to use and your token for the pictures.

08-26-2010, 08:05 AM
I thought sfter the last one someone said you can have a friend pick up your token and ruler for you if you can't make the captain's meeting. Best thing would be to contact someone there to be sure.

08-26-2010, 08:17 AM
Yea I heard you can get someone to check you in and get your stuff at the meeting, try and call Kristy with the IFA at 941.266.5338 or send her a text. I’m gonna try and fish the orange beach IFA the day after Falln’Tide and so someone will have to do the same for me there as the FNT weigh-in wont finish till 6-7 most likely.

Where Y'ak?
08-26-2010, 08:53 AM

I'm planning the same thing for Orange Beach so let me know if we can work that out because of FNT.

My place in Alabama is only about 20 minutes from Orange Beach. So far, Gairi and I are planning on going if we can get the captain's meeting thing worked out.

08-26-2010, 01:17 PM
I’ll probably just bring it up this weekend again with them.

08-26-2010, 06:59 PM
Change of venue prompted by logistical concerns surrounding cleanup efforts of BP oil spill.

LIZELLA, Ga. – Two months after the ongoing oil leakage from an offshore drilling rig owned by BP forced the cancellation of one event, the IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Cabela’s and the IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing announce a second modification to the Louisiana Division schedule. Slated for August 28-29, the final regular-season event for the Louisiana Division has been moved to Delacroix, La., amid concerns regarding host-site availability, lodging and other logistical necessities.

Originally scheduled for Grand Isle, La., the competition dates for the final Louisiana Division of the 2010 regular season are unchanged. The Louisiana Division points race, which determines the division’s Team of the Year and championship qualifiers, will be determined by points awarded for the Delacroix and Cocodrie events. Following the cancellation of the Empire, La., event due to the BP oil spill, the division’s regular-season schedule was trimmed from three tournaments to two.

Requirements for the Ultra 6 championship qualification will remain unchanged. Ultra 6 program participation will still require that teams participate in six regular-season events in any combination of divisions in order to receive automatic entry into the IFA Championship. Teams that registered for the Empire event to include in their Ultra 6 qualifications will need to arrange registration in an alternate, regular-season event in order to qualify.

The weekend’s activities for the Louisiana’s final regular-season event begin Friday, August 27 with the IFA Redfish Tour registration from 5-7 p.m. at the Sweetwater Marina (6205 Delacroix Hwy., Delacroix, LA 70085) with the Captain’s Meeting to follow. Anglers will launch from the location at safe light on Saturday for the one-day event. Check-in times will be assigned at the Captains Meeting.

Competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing will have a registration and captain’s meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28 at Sweetwater Marina with Sunday’s weigh in to be hosted there in conjunction with Massey’s Professional Outfitters. Check-in times will be announced at the captain’s meeting.

In its inaugural season, the IFA Kayak Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing continues to meet the needs of anglers from Texas to the Carolinas, most recently by announcing modifications to a pair of rules for its premier, kayak-only tournament series.

Throughout the remainder of the 2010 season, all tournament participants will compete using artificial baits only and will not be allowed to use any live, formerly live or prepared baits. In addition to introducing artificial-bait only guidelines, the IFA Redfish Tour will also cease its cap on the 27-inch maximum length measurement on redfish caught during competition. Previously, competitors could receive up to the maximum of 27 inches in length for any redfish that adheres to the guidelines set forth in this catch-photograph-release tournament format. IFA Kayak Tour tournament winners are decided by a combined total length measurement of their largest redfish and largest speckled sea trout. This rule modification now gives anglers the credit for the entire size of their catch, helping to fuel interest in redfish competitions and spotlight those conservation efforts that help ensure trophy-class fishing opportunities.

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 Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing Details

Delacroix, LA

Louisiana Division

Competition Date: August 29, 2010

Registration and Captains Meeting: Begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 28

Location: Sweetwater Marina

6205 Delacroix Highway

Delacroix, LA 70085

(504) 218-5922

Take-off: Location of your choice

Weigh-in: Sweetwater Marina co-sponsored by Massey’s Professional Outfitters

08-30-2010, 08:12 AM
Here are the official results:


08-30-2010, 08:16 AM
Here are the official results:


Congrats to Nolafish, Choupique, and Swamppro on their winnings. Nola caught a hawg trout and Swampy caught a bull red. Honorable mention to Breamkiller for catching a trout not residing in Grand Isle - that should count for something.

08-30-2010, 08:27 AM
Once again BCKFC comes through with flying colors. Congrats to all the guys!!!!!

08-30-2010, 08:42 AM
Awesome trout Nolafish! That alone would make it one of the best trips of the year, but then you get a $2400 boat & $200 check on top! Congrats, hell of a fish.

08-30-2010, 09:31 AM
If any of you are coming to the meeting on Thursday night maybe you could give us a quick recap of the trip...and CONGRATULATIONS to all!

08-30-2010, 10:05 AM
Great job guys!

Where Y'ak?
08-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Congrats to all. Another great tourney.

08-30-2010, 10:38 AM
thanks, guys
yestrday was a crazy day my friend perry and I fished G.I. I caught the trout around 10:30 we left at 11:00 so we whould have time to make it back. we drove through some really bad storms. And then my truck dies . had to call my dad to pick me up with only an hour and a half until the cut off time. left perry with the truck to wait for my wife and AAA. I was so stress out and could not keep still the whole way there(sorry dad) I really did not think I was going to make it. We got to the marina with six min. to spare. it was a trip of a lifetime

08-30-2010, 10:43 AM
Nolafish....wow, that would have made anyone a little worried or antsy! Congrats again even with all the other bad luck.

08-30-2010, 11:13 AM
Some big fish were caught and we had a strong showing by the club. We also had a pretty good time telling some stories and watching all the powerboats untangle a massive cluster. Event went off well. Just shows we have some guys that can catch fish.

08-30-2010, 12:41 PM
Hats off to everyone for braving the weather yesterday morning. Congrats Nolafish on a nice trout. Couldn't find one trout that wanted to come in the boat yesterday.

Yankee Yakker
08-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Way to go guys. Congrats to all.

08-30-2010, 02:20 PM
thanks reelthrill
here is a pic of my trout it was 26.5"

08-30-2010, 02:28 PM

08-30-2010, 02:30 PM

08-30-2010, 04:12 PM
I am impressed. I fished Hopedale and all I caught was frustration. Had a great time hanging out though. Though day for fishing but I think we still all had a good time.
I do hope the IFA and Hobie continue to host this event. I would love to have the opportunity to redeem myself...stupid trout (he he). Perhaps next year I will get the chance to fish more than one of the events also.

Congrats to all!!!

08-30-2010, 04:27 PM
Congratulations are definitely in order for those dumb enough... I mean brave enough to "weather the storm."

08-30-2010, 05:05 PM
Congratulations are definitely in order for those dumb enough... I mean brave enough to "weather the storm."

There was surprisingly nice weather down Hwy 23 on Sunday morning. Conditions were perfect from around 6-11am.

08-30-2010, 05:29 PM
I'm with fishtaco. Magnolia was great until the wind came up at about 10:30. Beautiful day on the water with out a trout in sight !!!!!

08-30-2010, 06:11 PM
8th place red and other pics from IFA.

08-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Congratulations are definitely in order for those dumb enough... I mean brave enough to "weather the storm."

I thought the weather was great. It stayed cool all day. I really enjoyed riding the 3-4 ft swells while crossing the MRGO. I just wish I would have caught legal size fish. I caught 2 rat reds and 2 dink trout.

08-30-2010, 11:13 PM

Safe light start

What does this mean?!?! :lol:

With a pinched tail it was 26.5", picture looks like 25.5", IFA called it 26", I need to do a better job with the P in CPR

Where I was fishing, for those in the know

These jacklegs never tied their boat down :lol:

Swamppro telling the guy about his 11.5" trout

Nolafish fumbling for words after winning the IFA

08-31-2010, 12:03 AM
Well I have not seen it mentioned but have a stupid question....Can the same fish be entered into the Star tourney as well? Just asking....

08-31-2010, 06:41 AM
That was my intent, to see if I could find something for star. I did intend to CPR my IFA entries and follow the rules but had hopes of pulling a double whammy. No dice. I am headed out Thursday to see what's cracking though.

Where Y'ak?
08-31-2010, 06:55 AM
The "R" of the CPR- Catch-Photo-Release for the IFA prohibits entry of the same fish into the STAR tournament.

IFA Rules:
7. PERMITTED FISHING METHODS. All fish must be caught, photographed, and released alive
in a conventional sporting manner...

12. SCORING. The event uses catch-photo-release scoring determined by the length of each fish...

Cobia 1
08-31-2010, 07:05 AM
Ther goes Chris again with the "strict" interpertation of the rules. Damn, the next thing he is going to convince us that water is wet, sun is hot, and beer is good! Good job on the rules Chris, I'm a believer. Keep up the straight and narrow, some of us need the help!

08-31-2010, 08:06 AM
Ahhh, I told you it was a stupid question. lol