August Presidents Message

Greetings fellow MBMC club members,

As we roll into August, I hope this message finds you all well and able to find some time to get out on the water. There has been some amazing weather allowing us all the opportunity to enjoy some excellent Southern California fishing. 

To kick things off I wanted to convey a heartfelt thank you to John White for presenting what turned out to be a great Tuna Seminar at the end of July. With 22 MBMC members and guests in attendance, John did a great job passing down lots of local knowledge and tips to help us all succeed where it counts….putting fish in the boat. I also wanted to thank your MBMC Board for arranging a great venue and meal line up.

We have several notable events coming up in September 2021 starting off with the Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament. Entry Forms and Rules links, posted to the club website, as well as available at Dana Landing in hard copy. Be sure to get your entries in asap!

Next up for September is an event you won’t want to miss. MBMC is honored to welcome Mike “The Beak” Hurt as our September Marlin Seminar guest speaker. The Beak is well known in Southern California and Baja circles as being one of the most proficient Marlin fishermen of all time garnering him a place in the IGFA captains and crew Hall of Fame. Save the date for Sunday, Sept 5 @ 2 PM. See attached flyer for additional details. ***To ensure we offer club members the details they are after, please feel free to respond to this message with any requests or questions that you would like to have covered. 

And in concluding the month of September, be sure to save the date and sharpen your hooks for the 47th Annual MBMC Marlin Tournament (a.k.a. the Heart Tournament). This years event will take place on Saturday & Sunday, September 25th & 26th and is sure to be a stellar event as always. Additional details to come as your MBMC board works to finalize details.

Sign-up for the Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament and the 47th Annual MBMC Marlin Tournament will be available at the Marlin Seminar!

I wanted to take a moment to put out a warm welcome to new club members: Nicholas DeRuyck  aboard Lever Up; Ken Hood  aboard SeaBearRichard Beswick  aboard Screamin Seaman; and Ron Tinney and Irene Zink  aboard Rusty Gun.  Welcome and we look forward to seeing you on the water and at club events.

Special congrats to Dan Banks for his 60.9 lb BFT which garnered him the July 2021 FOM award. Well done Dan!

***Important reminder when weighing fish for club badges, awards and tournaments, including Fish of the Month (FOM). All fish you intend to qualify MUST be weighed on an IGFA certified scale with details of the catch being conveyed to the MBMC board within 3 days of the catch and a weight certificate provided within 10 days. Same timelines apply to release catches. In addition, all fish must be weighed in a NON-MUTILATED state meaning that gilled and gutted fish will be disqualified. See MBMC fishing rules and regulations for additional details. 

In closing, I hope to see you all out on the water at some point soon. Lots of kelps are holding Dorado and Yellowtail and squid is prevalent inshore along our southern coast. Tuna are scattered all throughout the SoCal bight ranging in size depending on the zone. For any of those looking to make Mackerel for bait, we were able to do so pretty easily in the dark off the roller coaster last week in ~50 ft of water.

Good luck and tight lines out there!

Shane Hurt