Oops line July 2024

Greetings, MBMC Members!

June has come and gone. Bluefin fishing has mainly centered around tuna pens. The night bite has been the most productive. These are big fish.  Mixed grade fish have been scattered from off Colonet all the way to SCI and even West of Catalina.  Local fishing and around the Coronados have been streaky depending on finding clean water. Red tide has been an issue.  Calicos are active at La Jolla, along with occasional yellowtail or sea bass.

We want to welcome new members Mark Conklin, Jake Martines, Craig Hempel and Michael Van Zeeland to the Mission Bay Marlin club. The board hopes to meet you at our meeting and seminars.

We want to thank John White for his excellent presentation on Bluefin fishing at our last Seminar. What’s working and what’s not. Also want to thank Dana Landing Tackle Shop and Fuel Dock for all their support throughout the years.

There was no fish of the month weighed in for June. These Saltist reels are phenomenal . Let’s get out there and get those fished weighed in.  You can be a winner too!  Please also send us pictures of your catches for the website.

Get signed up for the 2024 MBMC TUNA TOURNAMENT on on July 13 and 14. You can download the Entry Form and Rules here or from our website. There will also be a yellowtail side pot.  For all the tournament rules please refer to the Entry Form and Rules. Hope to see you out there for this one. 

This is followed up in August with the “What’s Hot” Tournament on the 17th & 18th, Entry Form and Rules.  Any Gamefish qualifies in this Tournament. And September 1st will be the start of the Jerry and Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament.  We’ll have the entire month to tease up a marlin for this tournament. Entry Form and Rules

We will be presenting a Marlin Seminar on August 24, location to be determined.  Guest speaker will be renowned Marlin fisherman Kenny Schilling. This marlin seminar is a warm up to the Jerry and Roy Lively September Month Long Tournament and our September 28th 50th Anniversary Marlin Tournament. These are very informative seminars. As usual a generous raffle will follow.  

Our BIGGEST fundraiser is this year’s 50th Annual Mission Bay Marlin Club Marlin Tournament. All of your donations help to sustain the marlin club and allow for future seminars and raffles.  Thank you for the support.

This year’s Marlin Tournament will be held September 28th. There will be a Captains meeting on the 27th. This will be held 6-8 pm at the Marina Deli. We will be served salad, Lasagna and a drink. The awards banquet will be held at Sardina’s Restaurant the 29th at 2:00 pm.
Awards and prizes will be awarded to the top anglers. As always this year’s raffle will be another very generous haul of fishing items. I have seen Ray Fear’s eyes get bigger every time he talks about the raffle he is putting together.

Let’s have a great showing. Bring your friends and family and enjoy some fishing stories.
Hope to see everybody there. If you have any ideas or requests that could make your MBMC experience better, please let us know.  We would love to hear from you.
Hope everybody has a happy and safe 4th of July.

Scott Paul