Jan 21

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Elite tour and pros ready for 2016

When the 2016 Yellowfin Elite Redfish tournament series kicks off anglers will be doing so on a national stage that includes full 1 hour television broadcasting of the events on Discovery Network’s Destination America channel. National tour stops in some of the best locations from Texas to Florida and a season starting Classic Kick Off in Orange Texas that will have the pros and families experiencing an once in a lifetime event and the biggest redfishing has seen to date.

When the pros of the 2016 tour kick off the tournament season they will do so knowing this season will challenge their metal like none before it. The tour will return to some familiar waters but will also add a new tour stop to the mix, south Florida. Long known to be a hot bed for some of the best redfish anglers in the country, when the Elite Series comes to town they will be watching the top pros on the tour battle in their back yard.

The tournament season will kick off in the spring, in Louisiana, a favorite of any serious redfish angler. Quickly the tour moves to south Texas and Port Aransas. Mustang Island and it’s laid back Caribbean feel will have the anglers anything but relaxed as it will be the first time the series has visited these waters in the spring. After south Texas the anglers will enjoy the All Star halfway break with June and July being off months and a chance to recharge before the 2nd half of the season gets underway.

In a mad dash to the finish anglers will begin the 2nd half of the season in Bradenton, Fl. an event hosted by the tour’s title sponsor, Yellowfin Boats. Anglers will tour the factory, perhaps enjoy some blue water rides in a 42′ Yellowfin, enjoy a great captain’s dinner and meeting all before hitting it hard for 3 days of competition. The final stop of the year will have the anglers returning to Louisiana waters and what could be better than South Louisiana in the fall.

One pro that is particularly looking forward to a fresh start and his sophomore season is Louisiana pro, Trent Brady. After Trent’s rookie season on the Yellowfin Elite Redfish Series tour was filled with medical and mechanical issues, Trent will join a full field of competitors launching into the 2016 season with high expectations. “Year 2 will be a lot better, I’m healthy, recharged and ready to make some noise on the tour”. Trent will ready his Yamaha/Skeeter rig and make ready for the thousands of miles he and his fellow Elite Series anglers will cover in the upcoming season.

It’s setting up to be a banner year with bigger paybacks, new tour stops and full 1 hour tournament coverage episodes on a national network, Discovery’s Destination America. What will 2016 hold? Will there be a first time break through winner? Will Paul Dufrene 3 peat and win his 3rd Angler of the Year? Will anglers be able to navigate the different formats and waters successfully? There’s only 1 way to find out and that’s to get it started, which we’ll do at the 2016 Classic Kick Off event April 8-9-10 in Orange Texas, hosted by the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce and presented by Stark Cultural Venues.

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