February 2022 President’s Message

Greetings fellow MBMC members,

I hope this message finds you all well as we roll through winter and look forward to another year of great fishing. At this point I regretfully do not have much to report in terms of fishing. A couple things to look forward to are the lifting of Covid restrictions and of course, rock cod fishing opening on March 1st! I am told there are some changes to rock cod angling regulations (ie: limits), so be sure to take a moment to ensure you are aware of the new guidelines prior to making a trip.

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Ken Yasuda for taking the January 2022 FOM award with an 8 lb Halibut. Well done Ken!

I also wanted to take a moment to congratulate one of our members for a recent east coast tournament win. Member Lisa Kitagawa and her team managed to crush the competition and come out on top of the 2022 IGFA Light Tackle Tournament out of Palm Beach, FL. Well done to Lisa and her team in taking the win and representing the MBMC and west coast!

Happy to report that our current club roster sits at around 54 members so just a reminder that if you or anyone you know that is planning to join MBMC, make sure to get your membership sent in asap! Your MBMC board will be holding an in-person meeting this Sunday (3/6) to decide on your 2022 board of directors going forward. Anyone interested in stepping up to support is welcome so feel free to reach out to info@missionbaymarlinclub.org for details if you would like to attend. As has been the case for the last year, the club is keenly interested in finding a person to fill the treasurer position as after many years of amazing support, Trish Carlin has stepped down to spend time with her growing family. On behalf of the club and all its members, I/we would like to thank Trish for doing an incredible job in her role. 

In closing, I wanted to send out a reminder that the MBMC 2021 awards banquet will be held Saturday March 26th at Andres Restaurant in Bay Park. We hope to see you all there! Guests are absolutely welcome! Registration deadline is March 19th. 

Until next time…..tight lines and smooth seas.


Shane Hurt