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Established in 1972, The Mission Bay Marlin Club (MBMC) is one of the oldest existing saltwater fishing clubs in the San Diego region and has traditionally been the club of choice for many of the best anglers on the Southern California coast. MBMC is dedicated to promoting the joys of fishing, encouraging sportsmanship and fellowship among its members, and conserving our local fishery.

The club hosts a range of fishing tournaments and social events each year. Whether it be bay, bottom, in-shore or off-shore fishing; there is some type of fishing fun for everyone. Since 1975, MBMC has proudly hosted the Charity Heart Marlin Tournament, an annual fundraising effort. We invite new members – male, female and juniors, to participate and get the most out of the MBMC experience. See Membership for more info.




  • JANUARY 27, 2024 – MBMC ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET to be held at Tom Hamms Lighthouse. Details upcoming.


  • November 2023 OopsLine
    Hi to all! Probably one of the best months to be on the seas. Usually calm,crisp and still offshore action. Heard about a couple bluefin being caught and lost around the ridge on 11\5\23. Rock codding has also been productive on both the north and south 9. A marlin was caught on a rock cod rig on the south nine last week. FOM for October was a 15.4# More …
  • Annual Rockcod/Lingcod Tournament
    MBMC Members, The year is flying by and November is the time for the annual Rockcod/Lingcod Tournament.  It is on NOVEMBER 18 & 19 this year.  click for Entry Form and Rules. Big Reds, Groupers, & Mex Cod are out there for the taking, in addition to the Lingcod moving in. Keep in mind that until the END of 2023, we are required to fish DEEPER than the More …
    Dear members,October is upon us. Fishing has been up and down for most boats. Recently Bluefin, Yellowfin and dorado have been showing in decent numbers. Yellowfin size has been great with numerous fish in the 50 pound class caught.  Fish have been found as close as 5 miles off Oceanside. The 178, 181, 182 have also been seeing good fishing.  Both Marlin and swordfish have been seen. It More …
  • 49th Annual MBMC Marlin Tournament
    The 49th Annual MBMC Marlin Tournament was held September 23. This year’s event was held in commemoration of Jerry Lively to honor and celebrate Jerry’s friendship and invaluable contributions to MBMC over the years. The awards ceremony\ banquet was held at Sardina’s Italian restaurant on Sunday, September 24. We had a beautiful day on the patio. We had a total of 36 members and their families.  It was More …