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Team Kendrick/Halker Wins IFA Redfish Tour Event at Beaufort, South Carolina

Anglers win more than $29,000 in winnings

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (August 24, 2020) – Neal Kendrick and Jon Halker, both of Ridgeland, South Carolina, weighed a two-fish limit that totaled 10.98 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Atlantic Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s on August 22, at Beaufort, South Carolina. The team won a fully rigged Ranger RB190 boat prize package powered by a 90-horsepower, four-stroke Mercury outboard.

The duo didn’t run far to find their winning fish, traveling only four miles from the launch where they found a low tide before the flood tide brought back up the water level. They primarily fished Berkley Gulp! 4-inch shrimp on a Texas rig. The anglers’ 5.70-pound redfish was the heaviest of the day, winning them the $500 Berkley Gulp! Big Redfish award along with $250 in Berkley products, compliments of Berkley.

Second-place finishers Derek Taylor and Brian Goude, both of Georgetown, South Carolina, weighed a total of 10.30 pounds. The anglers also opted to stay close to the launch only running 15 minutes to find their fish.

“Fishing was tough,” said Taylor. “We caught around 10 to 12 fish and all by 8:30.”

The team fished the banks with Berkley Gulp! to win the $2,134 second-place prize money but more than doubled their winnings with the Anglers Advantage program that awarded them an additional $2,250 in cash for a total of $4,507.

Rennie Clark, of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Drew Arndt, of Hampstead, North Carolina, took third place with a total of 10.16 pounds. They took advantage of overcast skies and low winds, running up to 20 miles during the day. The team caught their limit by sight-fishing Berkley Gulp shrimp to tailing fish and won $1,231 for their efforts.

The next stop for the IFA Redfish Tour is set for Hopedale, Louisiana, on August 29.  Teams that compete in at least two regular-season events will be qualified for the 2020 IFA Redfish Tour Championship.

IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Ascend, Ranger Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Sunline, AFTCO, Garmin, Lucas Oil, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Navionics, Power-Pole, Valley Fashions,  T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice, and Powertex Group.

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IFA Redfish Tour – Atlantic Division

Beaufort, S.C. (Top 10)

  1. Neal Kendrick/Jon Halker – 10.98 .lbs
  2. Derek Taylor/Brian Goude – 10.30 .lbs
  3. Rennie Clark/Drew Arndt – 10.16 .lbs
  4. Mike Pedersen/Gerald Brooks – 10.09 .lbs
  5. Stan Allen/Geoffrey Payne – 9.73 .lbs
  6. Dennis Martin/Bruce Martin – 9.27 .lbs
  7. Andre DeMoux/Daniel Hill – 9.17 .lbs
  8. Hank Edwards/Ian Mathews – 9.14 .lbs
  9. Tim Cole/Jamie Bracewell – 9.10 .lbs
  10. Wyatt Clark/Stephanie Clark – 9.01 .lbs

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