MBMC President’s Letter – January 2023 

Greetings fellow MBMC members,

I hope this message finds you well and Happy New Year to you all.


I want to start off with a reminder that the RSVP deadline for the 2022 MBMC awards banquet is this Sunday, January 15th. Get your RSVP in now!!! Awards banquet is scheduled for January 28th from 5-9 PM. Hope to see you all there. 

January 15th is also the early bird deadline for membership renewals to qualify for the Penn Fathom 2-speed reel. Get your renewals in now if you haven’t already.

I want to take a moment to congratulate Ken Yasuda for taking FOM for December 2022 with his 24.8 lb Ling Cod. Nice one Ken!

A special congrats goes out to Lou Hayden for taking a 37 lb Halibut on Dec 3. Great catch Lou! Lou would have taken FOM for the month, but he had already reached the annual limit of 2 FOMs for the year. Great year Lou! 

***As a reminder to all FOM participants, any one angler is limited to 2 FOM wins per year per club rules.

Not much else to report on the fishing front as far as I know. As we all know, the weather has not provided too many nice days so far this year. I’m sure we can all appreciate the rain we have been getting so enjoy the time to get some boat and tackle work taken care of. 

In closing, I did want to take a moment to thank the MBMC board for their efforts in making the awards banquet happen. They have planned a great event which I hope you can enjoy. Special thanks goes out to Billy Vitale for all his time and effort in putting together some great awards to be presented.

Tight lines and smooth seas,

Shane Hurt

MBMC President – 2022