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.

Welcome to Mission Bay Marlin Club’s new website and the 2019 fishing season. Browse around the website to see what MBMC has to offer.

Latest MBMC News

November President’s Message

Happy Holidays Everyone! 

I apologize for the delay in the monthly newsletter but better late than never. I will start off with a fishing report from what I know. The Bluefin are still an option with the boats that make it to the Cortez Bank and I see the San Diego  More…

What’s Hot Tournament – Addendum to rules

Hello club members….as a follow up to the recently distributed email regarding the October 2020  What’s Hot tournament, the MBMC board would like to clarify the rules pertaining to the release of a Striped Marlin (updated Rules link). In the interest of promoting release for those  More…

WHAT’s HOT Tournament, October 24 & 25, 2020


Covid is hot!  Politics are hot!  Weather is hot!  Water is kinda hot!

But most importantly Fishing is hot?  Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail are still around. Make plans to fish the MBMC What’s Hot Tournament  on October 24 & 25, 2020.  Although all sorts of gamefish are around, no singular species has been HOT  More…

October President’s Message and Tournament Results

Hello Mission Bay Marlin Club Members,

Fall is upon is and with it comes some of the best fishing of the year. The offshore fishing has warm water, multi-species fishing, less pressure and generally calm seas. Inshore fishing can be good as well of the beginning of Lobster hoop netting. All  More…