September 9th Qualifier Rescheduled To November

Posted by admin on September 5, 2017


In anticipation of Hurricane Irma we have decided to re-schedule this weekend’s Roland Martin Marine Center’s Qualifier #3 to November 4th, 2017. Our first priority is the safety of our anglers and families. Your time is best spent preparing for the storm and we wanted to make sure your focus was on your needs and not fishing.

If you have registered and paid already it will be transferred to the October event automatically. If you have a room reservation please call to cancel and rebook @ 863-983-3151.

If you or someone you know have any storm damage please look into the services of one of our own (Jonathan Farmer Public Adjuster) @ 954-297-9594. Let him deal with the insurance companies to get the most out of your claim.


Below are some tips from Johnathan:

Before the storm you should walk around your house or business and video, both inside and outside. This one may veer off, as they sometimes do, but just in case, this will eliminate the argument from the insurance companies that damage was pre-existing. Also keep your policy info together for easy access. If this does hit, the response time will not be great for most, so take pictures of any damage that occurs. This is your best ammunition for getting things settled, without too much aggravation. Make sure your prep is done early, and be ready for no power for an extended amount of time.

If you have additional questions, please contact usBe prepared and be safe!


Ramon Iglesias
Tournament Director


CLEWISTON, FL – The highest paying team tournament trail in Florida continues to grow following a record number of boats for the July Qualifier along with a new sponsor,

“My dad brought me to the The Roland Martin Marina when I was ten and I’ve been coming back ever since,” said owner Josh Roller. “We’re humble and proud to team up with the successful tournament trail to help out with exposure and be a part of the scene.”

Launching December 31, 2016, is focused 100% on the Bass Boat market. Working with dealers as well as individuals, their expanded exposure and personal attention with each individual listing is what sets them apart.

“With other boat listing companies offering limited platforms, mainly just their website, we saw the need for a bigger and better platform for sellers and buyers that was more updated,” said Roller. “By combining a web presence with the power of social media, we've taken it to the next level by offering a better buying and selling experience that you just don’t find with single platform listings. With more detailed marketing at work, sellers benefit from increased traffic while users experience an overall better buying experience. When it comes to the bass boat market, no one does it better. That’s all we do and we do it better than anybody else. And the fact that you get all this added value at a more competitive price makes the decision even easier.” 

Listings on are also showcased on Facebook and Instagram offering more exposure and information for the buyers and sellers.

Plans for the future include a new expanded website along with additional social media channels to take the buying and selling experience even further.

Want to know more? Visit and click the contact button. Or make plans to come out to the next Roland Martin Marine Center Series Qualifier, September 9th, and ask for Josh Roller with The RMMC Crew will be glad to introduce you. 

The Roland Martin Marine Center Series is getting ready for Qualifier #3 of the 2017 season on September 9, 2017. After a record number of boats for Qualifier #2 and $6,000 going to the winning team, the highest paying team tournament trail in Florida continues to grow. Register now to secure a spot for your team or make plans to join us in Clewiston for Big Prizes, Big Bass and Big Checks. Need more information, contact us here.


McMillan and Locke finish on top of the record field

Posted by admin on July 31, 2017


CLEWISTON, FL — In the heat of the Florida Summer, Jared McMillan and Durand Locke took home top honors and $6,000 with a record 147 boats on Lake Okeechobee in the 2017 Roland Martin Marine Center Series Qualifier #2. They also cashed in with the Ranger Cup Contingency $1,000 reward and $125 with the Bruiser Baits Mega Bag of the Day. As the highest paying team tournament trail in Florida, the big payouts continued with the 2nd Place team of Grant Lester and Andy Director taking home $3,000 and the 3rd place team of Gary Milicevic and Travis Drapal earning $2,000. For complete results and payouts, click the link below along with the Top-3 team video interviews. And be sure to mark your calendar and register here for Qualifier #3 - September 9, 2017.

photo-icon32yellow.pngFinal Results - July 29, 2017 Qualifier #2

[1st] Jared McMillan & Durand Locke

[2nd] Grant Lester & Andy Director

[3rd] Gary Milicevic & Travis Drapal


(Clewiston, FL) Roland Martin Marine Center is proud to announce Satori Mortgage, as a new sponsor for our Bass Trail.

Located in Celebration, Florida with a branch office in Melbourne Beach, Satori Mortgage is a local mortgage broker that works with over 30 different lenders. They offer loans for first-time homebuyers up to Jumbo Mortgages for Beach Properties.

Local Loan Officer and fellow Angler Danny Otterbacher (NMLS License ID #1382967) works hard to match his clients with the right lender for their situation whether that be getting a better rate than the competition or getting the difficult loan scenarios closed on time. On Satori Mortgage’s local team there is also FLW Co-Angler Spencer Howerton and Rey Garcia. Their team is ready to assist with financing your new home purchase or refinancing to a better rate or payment.

As a team Satori Mortgage has been named Super Mortgage Professionals for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016 and the America’s Most Honored Professionals award for 2015.

Contact For More

Satori Mortgage
715 Bloom St. Suite 208
Celebration, FL 34747

Ark Rods steps up as "Team Of The Year Sponsor"

Posted by admin on April 4, 2017


Welcome Ark Rods

We're proud to partner with Ark Rods as "Team Of The Year Sponsor" for the 2017 Roland Martin Marine Center Series. Now the 2017 Team Champions will not only experience the rewards of the highest paying team tournament trail in Florida, but will also have their entries paid for the 2018 season. 

Ark Fishing is owned and operated by Louie Zhang and is headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Louie’s past experience within the fishing industry along with input from Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Randall Tharp were the building blocks from which this company was formed. Louie’s love for fishing is only matched by his quest to build you the best fishing rod available in the world today.

And be sure to register today for the first Qualifier of the 2017 Season - EVENT 1: MAY 6, 2017.


2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Championship winners
Gary Milicevic and Trais Drapal - 2016 Champions

CLEWISTON, FL – The 2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Series Championship is a wrap and the legendary Lake Okeechobee big bass hit the stage with some of the top anglers in the region for a share of the $15,000 winner’s check. In the end, it was the team of Gary Milicevic and Travic Drapal taking home the big check.

With conditions out of Clewiston mild with gusty winds, the weather played a part in keeping the approaching spawn in a holding pattern but with the highest paying team trail in Florida ready to put two names on a big check, the big sticks came out to play.

After M.C. Chris Brill announced the final weight, Milicevic and Drapal were crowned the 2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Series Champions with a two-day total of 41.44 earning the $15,000 winner’s check and the Interstate Batteries Champions Cup.

“Patience was key and working a Gambler Fat Ace slow today at the North End of the lake,” said Milicevic. “I only had five bites today but they were all good bites. Then when the sun came out we switched to Medlock Jigs and picked up one more good one.”

“We had our limit by noon,” said Drapal. “And we had a good feeling when the first one came early at over 7 pounds.”

Patience was also evident in the team’s success this year. “We didn’t place in the money all year until today,” Milicevic admitted. “We waited for the big one.”

2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Championship winners
Benny Townend and Jay Jastrzemski - 2nd Place

Finishing second was the team of Benny Townend and Jay Jastrzemski. The day-one leaders earned $5,000 with their two-day total of 39.28.

“We left the ramp this morning with a similar game plan as yesterday,” Jastrzemski said. “We ran to the north end and stuck to the same plan and took us until about 2pm to fill out our limit. Then on the last pitch of the day, we hooked a four pounder, swung her into the boat, strapped everything down and made it back for the weigh-in.”

“On the ride back in, we figured it would take about 40 pounds to win,” Townend said. “So we knew we were close.”

Sticking to power fishing for the day one lead, the team switched up to a more finesse style on day two. Making the run to the north end each day paid off for the team.

“Pitching beavers and throwing a fluke were key for us today,” Townend said.

2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Championship winners
Ron Yentz and Steve Forcell - 3rd Place

With a two-day total of 37.66, the team of Ron Yentz and Steve Forcell finished in third place earning $3,000.

“With the east wind today, we figured the south end was our best bet,” said Yentz. “Throwing Brandon McMillian 4x4 Bass Jigs swim jigs and EZ swimmer trailers was the key in the stained water.”

“Our goal was to go and get our kicker first like yesterday,” Forcell said. “But we started with a five pounder instead of seven like on day one.”

U.S. Sugar Big Bass of day two went to Ronnie Martin with an 8.66 and Tom Littich was the day one big bass leader with 8.17 earing them a U.S. Sugar bonus check of $500 each.

Handing out over $37,000 in money and prizes for the Championship, the 2016 Roland Martin Marine Center Series has plans to continue growing and remaining the highest paying team tournament trail in Florida. With plans already in motion for the 2017 season, just like the legendary bass of Lake Okeechobee, bigger and better is the story here.

Happy Holidays and we’ll see you next season in Clewiston, FL.

> Click here for final results of the 2016 Championship

> View the Gallery of images from the Championship