Welcome to the club website.   Our Next Meeting is Friday August 1st @ 7pm @ Gander Mountain in Ocala!  Next tournament of the 2014-15 year will be August 8th @ Harris Chain out of Venetian Gardens!!!! $25 per angler optional $5 Big Bass!

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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. 

Marion County Bassmasters were out at Rodman for their August tournament!! 17 boats made the trip!!! Taking home the win was Dale and Stoney Jackson with their 15.6lb Sack that was anchored by Stoney's 6.53lb Big Bass!!! 2nd went to Jeff Davis and Kevin Murrell with 13.57lbs, 3rd to Greg and Mike Crumpton with 9.5lbs, 4th to Daniel and Russell Tillis with 8.85lbs, and 5th to Dan Gentry and Patrick Murray 8.82lbs!!! Thanks To all the anglers who came out to make this tournament a success!!! Next Stop is Harris Chain!!!!

Justin Hazen recently won the central qualifier out of the Kissimmee Chain!!! He is now leading the points race for central region coangler of the year!!!! Congrats Justin!!!!

Next Qualifier Opportunities!!!:

Aug 16th Pro-Am Central Region Kissimee Chain at Camp Mack
Aug 8th Pro-Am Northeast Region St. Johns River at World Bass Lodge
Sept 13th Pro-Am Southern Region Okeechobee at Scott Driver

These are you last chances to get qualified to fish the Pro-Am State Championship which will be held on November 7-8 at Harris Chain out of Venetian Gardens.

Team Format State Championship will be Sept 19-20th  (Meeting on the 18th) at Lake Okeechobee out of Scott Driver.

For further information on the State Level Qualifiers and Championships go to:

Membership: How can you come be apart of the Marion County Bassmasters!?
Its 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 $50. Club dues break down as follows. $15 goes to the Florida BASS Nation, $30 to the BASS NATION, and $5 goes to Marion County Bassmasters. We also need you 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!







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