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Yamaha Saltwater Pro Team Page/Murphy Win IFA Redfish Tour Championship at Houma, Louisiana

Posted 10/31/2014

WINNERS TAKE HOME RANGER® 220 BAHIA/YAMAHA F150 PACKAGE VALUED AT $41,000

Kennesaw, Ga. - Oct. 31, 2014 – Yamaha Pro anglers Geoff Page, of Sarasota, Florida, and Rick Murphy, of Homestead, Florida won the championship event of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s® at Houma, Louisiana, on October 25.

Weighing a two-day limit of 35.29 pounds, it was the team’s first championship win, although the anglers have won other IFA events in the past, including a Team-of-the-Year title in 2010 for the Florida West division. The anglers attributed some of their success to great conditions and the willingness to make long runs each day.



“The weather was consistent for two days before the tournament and the two days of competition,” said Murphy. “It changed the temperature of the water. It was blue skies with no clouds at all, which for sight-fishing is very helpful.”

With northerly winds of 10 to 12 mph, the veteran IFA anglers were able to make the108-mile run to Venice by using barrier islands as a buffer. Upon arrival, the anglers found a bay loaded with baitfish, including pokey, white shrimp, brown shrimp, blue crabs and finger mullets.

“There were five different species of redfish baits literally on one shoreline,” said Murphy. “We knew there was so much protein there, that if we could catch a fish that was close to 27 inches, he was going to be really big.”

Page and Murphy boated two of the three heaviest fish of the tournament and won a Ranger®220 Bahia/Yamaha F150 package valued at $41,000 and added $3,990 in Anglers Advantage cash.

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