REMINDER: 2021 Awards Banquet

Greetings club members,

I wanted to take a moment to remind you all that the Awards Banquet celebrating the 2020 fishing season is fast approaching: Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm! As previously mentioned, we are combining the annual membership meeting with this event. 

So far we have received 27 RSVPs and we are limited in space, so if you would like to attend, please send in your RSVP as soon as possible!  Click on this link to view the Awards Banquet Announcement  and RSVP details.    

Hope to see you there!

Shane Hurt


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 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,

Shane Hurt

[President 2021]


Greetings Members,

It is with great pleasure to announce our first social gathering since activities were suspended due to the onset of Covid. Our Annual Awards Banquet will be held  on Sunday June 27th at Bay Park Fish Co. We are very excited to return to some normalcy with the rollout of this event!  The details are in the 2021 Awards Banquet Announcement.   Please RSVP as indicated.

Hope to see you there!



Greetings to all MBMC club members….I hope this letter finds you all well.

As we move into the prime fishing months, it sounds like the offshore bite is really ramping up! The Bluefin Tuna bite has really taken off with fish now being caught in US waters. With reports of BFT from “the corner” on up to the “302” and even further up the line towards San Clemente island. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy this fishing while it’s hot. Yellowtail have also been reported on kelps throughout the region.

Congratulations goes out to Kent Yamada for taking the April 2021 FOM crown with a 12.6 lb Ling Cod. Kent was also the top angler for the 2021 Rock Cod tournament with a 7 lb Boccacio.  Well done Kent!!!

I also wanted to let you all know the 2021 Club directories are in process and should be coming out soon.

Upcoming events: 

  • The Halibut / White Sea Bass Tournament has been scheduled for June 5th and 6th (Sat & Sun). Links to Tournament Rules and Entry Form also available on the club website and at Dana Landing. As with the last tournament the board has agreed to sweeten the pot with a $50 Dana Landing Gift Card for both the adult and juniors divisions. I hope we can all get out there and enjoy some quality time on the water in support of this event! Good luck to all anglers!
  • 2020 Awards Banquet / Membership Meeting: It is with great pleasure I am able to announce that the board has agreed to move forward with our first social gathering since activities were suspended with the onset of Covid. We are currently looking to hold the banquet on Sunday June 27th at Bay Park Fish Co. with more details coming soon. We are very excited to return to some normalcy with the rollout of this event!

I wanted to take a moment to thank Paul Himmelberger for stepping up to help the club file it’s 2020 taxes. Huge help Paul! The club is still lacking an official “Treasurer” and may have to hire someone to carry the duties unless a member is able to volunteer for the role.

I’d also like to thank Larry Oberti for his time and effort in managing the club’s website along with other similar duties. Larry’s assistance is much appreciated.

Wishing you all good health, prosperity and tight lines,

Shane Hurt

[MBMC President]

2021 MBMC Rock Cod Tournament Recap

Greetings MBMC Members,

Apologies for the delay but I wanted to take a moment to provide a wrap up of our recent Rock Cod Tournament and acknowledge our winner(s). 

Sadly enough we only ended up with two boats entered with a third having to drop out just prior to the tournament with mechanical issues. We would like to extend our appreciation to the Encounter and the High Count for giving us some club members to cheer on.

Congratulations goes out to Ken Yasuda’s Encounter for taking high boat honors with the only fish weighed to my knowledge. This earns the Encounter 4 points towards the annual tournament high boat award. 

– Top angler, earning 4 points, is awarded to Kent Yamada for his 7 lb Bocaccio rock fish. Congrats on taking home the prize money and $50 bonus gift card for winning the men’s division.

– 2nd high angler, earning 3 points, is awarded to Jim Kelley for his 6.2 lb Bocaccio rock fish.

– 3rd high angler, earning 2 points, is awarded to Kevin Yamamoto for his 5 lb Bocaccio rock fish.

….a job well done to all our anglers that weighed fish as well as to those that participated in the tournament!

Apparently there were no Ling Cod caught for the jackpot division so that money has been returned to the entrants. With no winners in the women’s, junior’s and Ling Cod jackpot divisions, the three additional $50 bonus gift cards supplied by the club to boost the winners purse will be rolled over to future tournaments.

The board will be meeting next week to discuss and plan upcoming events which will be conveyed in a soon to follow president’s letter. I sincerely hope with the improving weather and fishing conditions we can build participation in the club activities so we can all share in the fun.

Wishing you all good health and tight lines,

Shane Hurt