Greetings fellow MBMC members,

I hope this message finds you all well as we start the new year. I am sure we are all worn out on every aspect of the ongoing Covid hiatus, but expect we are all making the best of it.

To start the year off, the board had a great kickoff meeting in anticipation of a year full of solid time on the water for all. Fishing has been productive for those wishing to venture out during the winter months. With Halibut in all the local spots outside Mission Bay.

Also available are the occasional Yellowtail bites off La Jolla. Sunny days with patience will open up the option for some top water action and YoYo’s on meter marks have also produced. The fish are out there and have had little to no pressure. Occasional shows of White Sea Bass (WSB) are being reported with fish being taken on fin bait and irons for those putting in the time.

I would like to reach back to November 2021 and congratulate FOM winner Kimmy Hughes on her winning 13 lb Ling Cod. Well done Kimmy! There were no qualifying catches for the December 2021 FOM and therefore went unclaimed.

Moving on to club business….first and foremost,  the club is looking for member support. We have a number of positions to fill for the 2022 Board of Directors. Please contact Ken, Billy or myself if you can spare a few hours per month to help out in taking care of the running of the club. The club is in desperate need of a bookkeeper/treasurer, so if you or someone you may know are able to take on that role it would be very much appreciated. Without the board, the club will not function as we all hope and expect it to.


MBMC 2021 Awards Banquet/Membership meeting – As previously reported, we decided to postpone this year’s awards banquet until March based on the recent Covid resurgence. With that, we wanted to let you know that the board has tentatively set a new date of Saturday, March 26th from 2PM to 5PM. This date is subject to change but that is currently the date we are working towards. We will also be drawing for the early bird membership award at that time with 48 members having qualified.

2022 Tournament/Event calendar – In the interest of giving all members as much advance notice as possible to schedule ahead, the MBMC board has put together some proposed dates for events throughout the year. The following dates are subject to change but we will be working towards them as best possible.

  • Awards Banquet/Membership meeting: March 26, 2022 (Saturday 2-5PM)
  • Bay Bass Tournament: April 23 & 24, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • Halibut & White Sea Bass Tournament: May 21 & 22, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • Yellowtail Tournament: June 25 & 26, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • Tuna Tournament: July 16 & 17, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • Summer Social Event: August 13, 2022 (Sat)
  • Month Long Marlin Tournament: Entire month of Sept 2022
  • MBMC Marlin Tournament: September 24 & 25, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • What’s Hot Tournament (Species TBD): October 22 & 23, 2022 (Sat/Sun)
  • Rock Cod/Ling Cod Tournament: November 19 & 20, 2022 (Sat/Sun)

…..we are hoping to have some solid member participation this year for what we all hope be great fishing!

I believe that about covers it for now. Wishing you all the best in health, prosperity and tight lines.

Shane Hurt