Wishing everybody a healthy and happy New Year for 2024.
With a strong El Nino predicted for this year, will Bluefin show in March, will Wahoo be found on our local banks?. Time will tell.
The 2023 Rock cod tournament which was canceled will not be rescheduled. Look forward to seeing everybody at this year’s event.
We will kick off our 2024 season with The Mission Bay Bass Tournament scheduled for April 20-21st.
Let’s get the word out and have a great showing. It is a low key tournament with lots of fun.
We will have our annual membership meeting event on April 13th. This event we will have a bay bass seminar by one of the local experts. Again these are always informative and guarantee to learn something new. The membership event will be held at the Bay Park Fish Company Restaurant. The event will provide complimentary food and non alcoholic drinks. There will be a very generous raffle. Board member Ray Fear really puts together a nice array of great prizes at these raffles. We will also have MBMC T-shirts for sale. Grab them fast. They don’t last long.
REMEMBER EARLY BIRD SIGN UP for MBMC MEMBERSHIP ENDS JANUARY 20TH. THE EARLY BIRD SIGN UP GETS YOU A CHANCE FOR A PENN FATHOM REEL . Go to Membership Page to renew on-line or by mail.
Remember to enter the Fish of the Month (FOM) Contest when you renew your membership. A single entry fee of $25 gives you the opportunity to vie for the FOM prize each month. Starting January 2024 will see the winner walk away with a Daiwa Saltist 35 star-drag reel. If this doesn’t get you fired up nothing will. FOM does require a weight slip, and it would be nice to also submit a photo for our website. Also this year, Marlin releases will be eligible for FOM. 130 points will be awarded for a release. Actual weight will be used for captures. The rules for a release follow all of the Rules and Regulations outlined for the Marlin Tournaments.
Congratulations to December FOM winner Chris Bailey with a 42.80 pound yellowtail aboard the HAWK captained by Pat Holmes.
Time to get signed up for the 2023 MISSION BAY MARLIN CLUB AWARDS BANQUET. The banquet will be held at Tom Hams Lighthouse. It will be the evening of January 27th at 5:00 pm. This is always a great event in a beautiful setting. Let’s get out and share an evening with friends, family and members. I am sure there are a lot of fish stories for 2023 that haven’t been shared. Please see email flyer for details.
Look forward to a great year of fellowship with members.
Happy New Year.