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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.

Upcoming Meeting Tue Aug 10th @ Charlie Horse restaurant Ocala 7pm! Next Tournament Aug 14th, Griffin @ Herlong Park!!!

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!

Winnon Crumpton is currently leading the Big Bass of the Year Sidepot with this 10.05lb Harris Hawg! Right now the pot is almost $1,000!!!!

Lake Hernando

22 Boats came to battle it out on Hernando! High Water seemed to make conditions tough to find the quality bites, however, as always a few of our teams were able to locate them! Taking home the win this time was the team of Brandon Spillman and Paul Haur with their 15.21lb sack! Paul’s 9.30lb Hernando Hawg helped to anchor their bag and also give him Big Bass Honors for the tournament! Not too far behind in 2nd was the team of Randy Copeland and Jacob Dorland with a solid 13.46lb bag, 3rd went to Chuck Ervin and Marcus Martinez with 11.74lbs, 4th to Bobby Moore and Taylor V. with 11.25lbs, and rounding out the top 5 was the team of Chad Dorland and Andrew White with 10.46lbs! Next stop will be at Lake Griffin on the Harris Chain in August! We will be putting in at Herlong Park (700 North Blvd E, Leesburg, FL 34748). Only two more tournaments left until the Classic! Make sure you have enough tournaments to qualify (5) by checking the “Tournaments Fished” link on the Points page!!! Tight Lines Everyone!

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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 the first Friday of every month at Gander Mountain 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