2017 Month Long Tournament Schedule

                                                             MISSION BAY MARLIN CLUB

                                      MONTH LONG TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE FOR 2017  

                                                                 POINTS TOURNAMENTS


POTPOURRI BAY ONLY TOURNAMENT                   MARCH 1-31 2017


ROCKFISH TOURNAMENT                                            APRIL  1-30 2017


HALIBUT & WHITE SEA BASS                                      MAY 1-31, 2017


CALICO, SAND, SPOTTED BAY BASS                          JUNE 1-30-30 2017  


YELLOWTAIL TOURNAMENT                                       JULY 1-31 2017


TUNA TOURNAMENT                                                    AUGUST 1-31 2017



Make a wish tuna challenge                                      

ILTT Tournament                                                             


HEART TOURNAMENT                                                   SEPTEMBER 16 2017

BANQUET/FUNDRAISER DINNER                           SEPTEMBER 17 2017


WHAT’S HOT TOURNAMENT                                     OCTOBER 1-31 2017


LING COD TOURNAMENT                                             NOVEMBER 1-30 2017

“DOGHOUSE” Catches Fish with Bird

It’s been an interesting year so far watching the evolution of fishing techniques. The learning curve is steep, and the methods have only been effective for a short time before the fish “Get Hip to It” and scoff at your offering.
This week it has been trolled flying fish delivered from above. The details matter as it pertains to lure placement. Try to keep your lure off to the side in clean water (away from the wake and prop wash), 150 yds back. Tie a bright ribbon 20 ft above your lure so you can track its position, it should skip across the top of the water like a flying fish.
Communicate with the captain to make any necessary course change to keep the kite aloft, and the bird running in clean water. This technique produces spectacular strikes! Once the lure gets knocked down, move your drag to strike and let the fish run. (we run 20-23 lbs of drag @ strike calibrated with a scale)
They will normally dump half the spool on a size 50 Wide reel or more. As soon as he stops running, start grinding – and do not stop! Use low gear if you have to – but keep turning that handle!
The lure should have a 8/0 – 10/0 size J hook and be rigged with 400 lb test crimped leader. The reel should have 100 lb test spectra backing as a minimum. I use a short top shot of 150-200 (heavy mono), crimped to a 300 lb BB snap swivel.
Good Luck and Tight Lines
Billy V
Captain Jeff Meeker and Tim Honeck