MBMC President’s Message – June 2022

Greeting fellow members….where did the month go?!?! 

I hope this message finds you all well and you are all enjoying the approaching summer. Weather has been amazing and we all need to be out on the water!! 

It seems the summer is kicking off nicely with warm weather and great Bluefin Tuna fishing along the coast. Word has it that the better action is still below the border with some of the upper fish being tough to get to chew. Good and bad news for us southern fisher-people is that the fish seem to be in a steady march up and out. Time to get out there and strike while we can! An even better indication of what the summer holds would be the recent report of a Blue Marlin hooked on the 43. I don’t know if that’s any better indication of the chaos of what this year will bring.

****Late breaking news…apparently marlin are being seen inside the 267 during the afternoon (33.20/117.45). If you have not already gotten your Marlin gear tuned up, apparently now would be the time! It’s time to get out there and get that first flag for MBMC!

Special shout out to our May FOM winner Lou Hayden….apologies but I don’t know the details.

Special thank you goes out to John White for his presentation of the MBMC 2022 Tuna Seminar. Many informative tips and techniques were conveyed to all those that attended with a great venue and food. Also want to give a shout out to our dedicated board members that worked hard to make that happen.

Another great event took place this past weekend with the 2022 MBMC Tuna tournament. Despite favorable conditions there were no qualifying catches made. Of honorable mention was Billy Vitale’s 38.8 lb Halibut….way to go Billy! 

A reminder for this coming month….July 16th will be a Marlin Seminar at Bay Park Fish Co presented by yours truly. I am planning to convey some knowledge learned from some of the best of the best over the years. I don’t consider myself an expert by any means but am looking forward to sharing some little known tips and techniques that I have picked up over the years. I am hoping to make this an interactive seminar with all attendees sharing what “secrets” they have to allow for us all to improve our game. Please feel free to respond to this email with any topics they would like covered.

I would like to take a moment to welcome the following new and returning members….welcome aboard all! Currently, MBMC has approximately 75 members.

  • Ken SchillingJoint Venture, 32 Hatteras
  • Steve Galea – Parker 28
  • Richard EspositoLady Love , Skipjack 28
  • Emilio Lemeni  –  Fox Tail , Commander 25

That’s about it for now….heading out for some casting practice!

Tight lines and smooth seas,

Shane Hurt

MBMC President – 2022