Saturday, March 20, 2010

IFA Redfish Tour in Charleston

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) made a stop in Charleston March 20, and it was quite a tournamnent for a number of anglers. First place went to first-time IFA competitors Richard Stoughton and Durrette Wooten. Their 2 fish bag totaled 9.10 lbs, and won the duo a brand new Ranger Banshee boat equipped with a Yamaha motor. That's the way to begin a tournament fishing career!

More excitement was in store for the father/son team that took second place. Captain Ron Davis teamed up with his son, Caleb, and after forgetting to secure the team's landing net which was lost early in the tournament, young Caleb made up for his error by showing dad how it's done, boating both of the fish they brought to the scale. Their 2-fish limit weighed 8.97 lbs. The third place team also weighed 8.97 lbs of fish, and the tie-breaker was determined by biggest fish, with Caleb's 4.83 lb redfish besting Captain Chris Wilson and Chuck DeLorme's 4.63 lb big fish.

A mere 4/100's of a pound put Charleston Angler-sponsored Stephen Fields and Jeff Crumpton in 4th place.

67 teams took part in the Charleston event, and the IFA will return to the Palmetto State in the fall when they visit Georgetown. But the IFA hasn't left the Low Country just yet--the IFA is holding its Kayak Tournament Trail presented by Hobie Fishing on Sunday. Check back for results and photos of the kayak event.

PhotoByIFA: Captain Richard Stoughton and Captain Wooten Durrette show off their 1st place trophies and their certificate for a brand new Ranger Banshee.

PhotoByBrianCope: Caleb Davis talks to IFA tournament direct Jerry Stakely about the 2nd place finish as Ron Davis looks on.

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