Greetings fellow club members,
I hope this email finds you well. A belated Happy Memorial Day to you all and a special thank you to all our veterans out there. As summer unfolds, I hope you are all finding some time to make it out on the water. I know it has been a long off season for myself personally, but I did manage to make it out on the water at the start of the holiday weekend for some decent Bluefin Tuna (BFT) fishing.
With that said, it seems the BFT bite has been rather consistent. As is usually the case there are slow periods but overall the bite seems to be going well from down below the border all the way up the line towards San Clemente. Now is the time to go as the fish are closer compared to the later season bite at Clemente and beyond. Our best action on Friday came at 32.09 & 117.10 with scattered breezers and foamers. Flatfalls on meter marks in the early AM followed by frozen flyers under a balloon kite as the day progressed. There are also mixed grade Yellowtail under the random kelp paddies to be found. Keep an eye on the AIS websites to track the sportboat fleet unless you get info otherwise. I use marinetraffic.com for that purpose but know there are lots of options.
Moving on….the May FOM winner was yours truly, Shane Hurt aboard the Chiqelin with a 108.7 lb BFT. That fish also took home the honors for the First Tuna Flag for the 2021 season. Full disclosure…..battling that fish had me walking funny for a few days! Ahaha.
REMINDER!!! This weekend is the MBMC Halibut / White Sea Bass tournament scheduled for June 5th & 6th. Link here to Entry Form and Rules on the MBMC website or via hard copy at Dana Landing. Hope to see you all there!
REMINDER!!! REMINDER!!! I expect you have all received email notification regarding the upcoming MBMC 2020 Awards Banquet/Membership Meeting, June 27, 2021. As promised, we are making every effort to bring normal club activities back on line and this is just the start of making that promise whole. Aside from a great venue at Bay Park Fish Co, we are also planning to raffle off some great prizes in an effort to show all members how much the club has missed you all! Hope to see you there! Please RSVP asap to help us plan accordingly. Club directories will also be handed out to attendees. A special congrats to all the 2020 award winners!!!
Welcome to new members Dan and Kim England aboard the SALT SHAKER 48ft Searay. Glad to have you aboard!
In parting, I hope this letter finds you all well and hopefully finding some time to get out on the water to enjoy what we all love.
Tight lines and smooth seas,