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Marion County Bassmasters

Welcome to the home page for the Marion County Bassmasters. Formerly the Have Fun Bass Tournament Trail, we are now a Florida Federation Nation club that officially started in January 2011. We are a non-profit organization established to preserve and promote the Sport of Bass Fishing, to practice and promote sound environmental policies to conserve our natural resources, to promote youth and public interest in sport fishing and conservation, to work for an abundant, healthy, and self-sustaining bass fishery; to act as an effective voice for the advancement of bass fisheries, to communicate effectively with organizations that have an impact on the sport of bass fishing, and to support local, state and national agencies and organizations whose objectives are to conserve and manage our national resources.

Our goal is to provide a fun, competitive and safe environment for you to fish in while focusing our fishing on the bodies of water that make Florida a great place to fish for bass.

Our Meeting Tue Sept 6th at 7pm at Charlie Horse is our yearly meeting that we vote in new officers, tournament rules, etc.

Tournament Schedule

For the current Marion County Bassmaster Schedule and a list of previous tournaments click here.

Points Leaders

See where your team currently stands in the Marion County Bassmasters points race for team of the year!

Brandon Spillman is currently leading the Big Bass of the Year Sidepot with his 10.12lb Lake Apopka Younder!!! Big Bass Pot is currently at $1,400!!!


Marion County Bassmasters fished Lochloosa for the 10th stop of the 2021-22 season! 25 boats showed up! Taking home the win was Devin Landry and Dustin Simpson with 22.93lbs! Dustin Simpson took home Big Bass Honors with his 8.14lb Lochloosa Lunker! Very close behind taking 2nd was Kyle Tomlinson and Kevin Guynn with 22.16lbs. 3rd was Andrew White and Maverick Molina with 19.28lbs, 4th to Kim and Doug Wilemon with 15.50lbs, and 5th Brandon Spillman and Paul Hahn with 14.58lbs! Next and last stop before the Classic will be at the Harris Chain out of Buzzards Beach! The following anglers have 4 tournaments and must fish the next tournament or if they have not bought one yet can buy this one in order to qualify for the classic! David Strzelechy, Dustin Simpson, Jason Haynes, Jerry Rood, Matthew Elixon, Maverick Molina, Michael Cobb, Randy Strzelechy, & Scott Lebel

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How can you come be apart of the Marion County Bassmasters!? It's simple. First be a member of B.A.S.S. which can be obtained by visiting bassmaster.com. Next come out to one of our club meetings. We meet on the Tue before our tournament day at Charlie Horse Ocala at 7pm! Then pay your club dues of $60. Club dues break down as follows: $25 goes to the Florida BASS Nation, $30 to the BASS NATION, and $5 goes to Marion County Bassmasters. We also need you to provide proof of $300,000 insurance coverage on the boat. Tournament Entry is $25 per angler with an optional $5 Big Bass pot. If you want to try us out first then join, contact a club officer about fishing as a guest!!!

Marion County Bassmasters is always accepting new members through the year! Come to a club meeting for more info or call a club officer! Tight Lines!

Marion County Bassmasters is an affiliate of the Florida BASS Nation and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. There is an 80% pay back