Feb 28 thru Mar 2 there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area starting with Millers Boating Centers 23rd Annual Boat Show & Expo. Many Bass & Saltwater Pro’s will be in attendance. Shaw Grigsby, Terry Scroggins, Rick Murphy….just to mention a few.
Tackle reps, marine electronics, & boat manufacturers will be there showing off their latest….sign up to attend one of many electronics seminars. Millers Boating Center is located at 1661 NW 57th Street in Ocala….from The Villages go north on 441….about a 30 minute drive.
Hickory Point is the location for the season opener of the Oakley Big Bass Tour that takes place March 1-2 on the Harris Chain. This tournament is different because it’s a 1 fish weigh-in at hours of your choice from 8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm. There will be fish weighed in all day. If you’ve not witnessed this format, this can be very exciting as the anglers wait until the last minute to see if their fish wins the hourly bracket. Hickory Point is at 24341 Florida 19 in Tavares….from The Villages go south on 27 turn left on CR-48 left onto SR-19. After crossing the Harris Lake bridge the park is on your left. If you’ve never been there it’s very large & scenic.