MBMC President’s Letter – May 2022

Greetings fellow anglers, 

As always, I hope this message finds you well. I also hope you are finding some time in your busy schedules to get outdoors and enjoy some of this amazing weather we have been enjoying….preferably on the water. Despite some occasional wind, conditions seem to be looking up right on schedule.

To start this month’s letter off, I wanted to take a moment to thank one of our club members for a generous contribution to the club itself. A special thank you goes out to members Tim and Heidi McBride for their donation of $835.00 which the club will use towards one of the top prizes in their name for the yearly Marlin tournament. I would also like to wish the McBride’s the best of luck as they represent MBMC in the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT). Catch em up team!

Moving on, sorry to report that the April FOM award went unclaimed. I would expect some decent catches to be reported for this month as weather and fishing improves. The big fishing news currently centers around the Bluefin Tuna bite with scattered reports of quality grade fish coming from as close as the 9-mile bank and downward below the border. Spreader bars seem to be the hot ticket with fish also being taken on a variety of other offerings. 

The inshore bite sounds rather slow due to the recent wind and subsequent off colored water.

Upcoming Events

  • A reminder that this weekend, May 21st & 22nd will be this year’s MBMC Halibut & White Sea Bass tournament. Be sure to get your entries submitted and join in the fun!
  • Coming up in June, the club will be hosting a Tuna Seminar/dinner on June 12th with the very knowledgeable John White from Dana Landing coming out to share some tips and tactics to help us all put some fish in the boat. Don’t miss this event as we kick off the 2022 seminar series.
  • The MBMC Tuna tournament will take place on June 25th & 26th in what we are hoping to be an ideal window for some great competition making for a fun tournament. Mark your calendars!
  • More updates to come for July as the board discusses and finalizes planning! We are looking to combine this year’s Marlin seminar with a summer picnic which should be fun for all in attendance. Stay tuned for details….

As I try to wrap this up, I wanted to throw out a reminder to all members to send in your photos and fish reports to the club email (info@missionbaymarlinclub.org) so we can post your catches to social media and share your story with members.

Until next time….tight lines and flat seas.

Shane Hurt

MBMC President – 2022