Hello Mission Bay Marlin Club members,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer months as fishing continues to improve. I wanted to let you all know that the club is functioning and trying to navigate through these crazy times. We have attempted to organize some activities and tournaments over the last three months only to have the Virus guidelines restrict our activities as they pertain to all members. We are trying hard to open up things as soon as the San Diego County Covid-19 guidelines allow. With that being said, here’s what’s going on as of now.

The July Yellowtail  Tournament is set for July 25 & 26 and we are moving ahead as planned. This will be the first tournament we are attempting to run this year and we are asking everyone to follow the San Diego County Covid-19 restrictions for boating that are current for those dates. Entries can be found online (Rules and Entry Form) and behind the counter at Dana Landing (which is the location for you to turn in your completed entry forms).

In addition, this year’s 47th annual Heart Tournament has been decided to be an Inner-Club Tournament. Meaning we are looking to scale back on invitations to other clubs and the general public as a whole. We are currently in the planning stages and will be letting you all know the details soon. Despite the limited planned scope of the tournament, we can assure you that we are making every effort to ensure that those that participate will enjoy and benefit from the revised format as we all look to enjoy a positive experience during these difficult times.

  Congratulations to longtime member John Brudvik on winning the June Fish of the Month with a 225lb Bluefin Tuna. That is an awesome catch for our local waters and quite a difficult fish to land. The fishing for these trophies is happening now through the fall and the 43 to San Clemente Island is currently the zone. Yellowtail, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna are also being caught from 30-60 miles below the border and on up into US waters. I hope you all have the chance to get out on the water to enjoy the sport we all love.

We want to welcome Three New Members to our club. Daniel Lecuna aboard “Reel Life”, Dan Banks aboard “Tuna Tank” and Bill Wilkinson aboard “Profishent”. Welcome to these new members and we all look forward to meeting you in person around the waterfront or at our next social event. If any of you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to myself or any other board members and we will be happy to share our knowledge or point you in the right direction. As club members, we are all here to help our entire community enjoy a successful day on the water.

I hope as August approaches, we will be able to meet and reconnect with each other to enjoy the peak of summer fishing.

Until then…..smooth seas and tight lines,

Your MBMC president,

Shawn Kaus