President’s Message – December 2022

Season’s Greetings fellow MBMC members……I hope this holiday season finds you all happy and healthy.

As we close out the 2022 year, I wanted to pass along one last download of what was a great fishing year overall. A plethora of quality gamefish and a nice spread of Marlin made this a year to remember. As most of you would probably guess, fishing has slowed considerably with weather turning less favorable during the winter months. I am not aware of any hot bites taking place aside from a handful of deep drop swordfish coming to those that put in the effort. I did also hear that Cod fishing was good in Mexican waters. I believe US waters close December 31st and remain closed until April 1st of 2023; refer to your Cal F&W regs before taking my word for it!

I’d like to congratulate Kevin Yamamoto for taking the November FOM honors with a nice grade 128 lb BFT. Well done Kevin!

Also a huge congrats goes out to Scott Paul on his boat Trident for taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place honors in the annual MBMC Rock Cod tournament. Excellent job to Scott and crew in taking home ~$500 in winnings!!!

Special thanks to those that put together and attended the MBMC 2022 End of Season social. A great BBQ spread at the Marina Deli was enjoyed by ~25 members spending some downtime to catch up on friendships and fish stories. A great time for sure!

*Important reminder! The annual MBMC Awards Banquet is fast approaching with limited seating so be sure to get signed up asap. Get your RSVP handled by January 15th. The event will take place at Tom Ham’s on Harbor Island on Saturday, Jan 28th from 5pm-9pm. Tickets prices are $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Flyer is attached.

I’d like to welcome new club member Kevin Mackinnon and his 51′ Sea Ray, “Tied Up and Twisted” to the club. Welcome aboard Kevin!

On that note, I wanted to remind you all to get your club membership renewals sent in asap. Club membership is currently at an impressive 91. The early bird renewal deadline is fast approaching on January 15th with a Penn Fathom 2-speed reel on the line for the lucky drawing winner!!!  You can renew online here , (pay via paypal and mail in the signed Release of Liability form)  or  pay by check using the linked Membership Application Forms.

I think that’s a wrap for 2022. I want to thank you all for making this a memorable year. Special thanks goes out to your MBMC board members. They did an amazing job putting together some great events as we pulled out of Covid isolation and they deserve a ton of gratitude from us all. Please reach out if you are able to participate in the board as any and all help is appreciated. Your participation is what makes this club all the more special.

Until next time….tight lines, smooth seas and the happiest of holidays to you all,

Shane Hurt

MBMC President – 2022