The 49th Annual MBMC Marlin Tournament was held September 23. This year’s event was held in commemoration of Jerry Lively to honor and celebrate Jerry’s friendship and invaluable contributions to MBMC over the years.
The awards ceremony\ banquet was held at Sardina’s Italian restaurant on Sunday, September 24. We had a beautiful day on the patio. We had a total of 36 members and their families. It was nice to see such a large showing. The food and service was outstanding as usual. Paul Himmelberger provided an incredibly delicious cake with the Mission Bay Marlin Club “Bergie Flag” depicted in icing.
The tournament had 8 boats competing for the top prize. Unfortunately, no Marlin were caught. First, second, and third place prizes were drawn from the entered anglers.
- 1st prize of $1500- Jimmy Valentine. Jimmy fished on Gratitude with Captain John Brudvik
- 2nd prize of $1000- Michael Plakosh. Michael was on freedom boat club captained by Dennis Ogden
- 3rd prize of $750- Ken Yasuda, captain of the Encounter.
The tuna division saw Tom Patton on the Seabgb, captained by Hugh Kollar, take 1st prize of $500 with a 47.6 pound bluefin. Second Place went to Dan Karstens for a 39.0 pound bluefin caught aboard Mas Olas, captained by William Karstens. Third Place went to Dave Gregg with a 31.4 pound yellowfin caught aboard Gratitude, Captained by John Brudvik.
Thanks to all the anglers for a great tournament.
After lunch a Raffle was held. Thanks to all the donors this was one of the largest raffles the club has had. A huge thank you to Ray Fear and Ken Yasuda for putting together such an incredible raffle. These things take a tremendous amount of effort and time. Again thank you.
John White from Dana Tackle was presented with a gift certificate to acknowledge his continual support of our club.
Thank you to the MBMC Board Members and Tournament Committee for all the hard work put into the Marlin Tournament and banquet.