ABOUT US 2012
Only a few short years ago, who would have ever imagined, that inshore anglers would be fishing for Redfish in a professional format. The idea, formulated from a love of fishing, continues to grow and provide inshore anglers an opportunity to display their talents on the intercoastal waterways.
Not only is there a renewed excitement of inshore angling, but the Redfish Tour is also a great format to educate people on the importance of maintaining our precious fishing resources. Since the banning of netting, our inshore fisheries have flourished much quicker than anyone could have imagined. From this, the Inshore Fishing Association was formed and continues to thrive. In accordance to Inshore Fishing Association's mission statement; we will keep our goals of competition, recognition, and education as the center of our focus.
We are dedicated to providing an avenue for the talented anglers of the Redfish Tour to excel in the world of competitive Professional fishing.
Now in our second decade of providing a quality tournament experience, and having awarded several million dollars in cash and prizes, we are proud to number our friends and members in the thousands.
Jim Armstrong- President
Jim Armstrong- President/Owner
Mr. Armstrong is a dedicated angler who enjoys the challenge of creating an opportunity that promotes an atmosphere of fishing excitement, in a format, made for T.V. As an integral part of the development and growth of the well known Southern Kingfish Association, Mr. Armstrong's experience brings a level of credibility exceeding all expectations for a new organization.
Bart Schad- Vice President - Marketing/Sponsor Relations
Mr. Schad, with many years of marketing experience at Ranger Boat Company and NASCAR, serves as our Marketing Director.
Lee Causey- Office Manager/Treasurer of Corporation
Lee is in charge of the office in Lizella, GA. Lee also does data entry, does signup check-in, maintains records.
Christy Schad - membership, marketing and Venue Sponsorship Coordinator - Florida Divisions.
Christy will be working with venue operations and local group promotions in the Florida Divisions, and works with sponsors.
Mike Lott- Webmaster-Photographer
Mr. Lott is in charge of the IFA Redfish Tour Website and online BBS-Forums, writes for the IFA, and takes the photos on the site. Mike travels to all the tournaments, and has been with the IFA since 2001.
The entire staff of the Inshore Fishing Association will be happy to answer any of your questions at any time. We are excited about the opportunity to build a tremendous organization with our members. Thank you for being a part of this new beginning.