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GAR Tournament June 14, 2014 on Ocklawaha River near Rodman


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Gar Tournament hosted by Marion County Sportsmen and Airboaters Assn

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014
7 PM to 11PM
Where: Ocklawaha River, Hog Valley FL
Tournament will start at 7 PM from Ferry Landing
Boat Ramp. Ramp is at the end of NE 245th St Rd just
off of NE 160th Ave in Hog Valley. Boaters can
launch from any boat ramp as long as they are at the
Ferry Landing ramp at 7 PM for instructions. All fish
must be checked in at Ferry Landing by 11 PM.
How: Gar can be taken by gigging, bow fishing, or
conventional fishing line and hook methods.
Who: Tournament is open to anyone interested in helping
remove this predator trash fish from the river. Any
and all types of boats are welcome.
Cost: $15 per boat. Pay at the boat ramp day of tournament.
Payout: Most gar checked in receives 50%
Longest gar checked in receives 25%
Sponsor retains 25%

Contacts: Norm Boutwell (352) 546-4375
Scott Ellis (352) 304-7020
David Chastain (352) 685-3083



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This will be a fun evening event. Come join us if you can. Open to all types of boats, airboat not required.


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If you plan on coming to this event, please respond on here or by PM. It will help us to have enough personnel to monitor the event and to have enough coffee made at the end. Proceeds will be used to buy trash cans along the Oklawaha River here in Marion County. Thanks, and come join us for a good cause.


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I guess we could have been more specific on location for those who are not local. The roads described in the first post can best be found on Google or MapQuest.com by using Fort McCoy, FL.

We would welcome some more boats to join us this Saturday evening. Please meet us at Ferry Landing boatramp at 7 pm Saturday , June 14th.
This boat ramp is on the east side of Ocklawaha River, directly across from Orange Springs Creek. This is where is power lines ran across the river. Entry fee is lonly $15, and proceeds will be used to purchase trash barrels for remote boat ramps along the Ocklawaha River. Bring your bow, gig, or fishing pole, and help remove a trash fish, or 50 trash fish from the river.