Hot corvina action is the norm at the south end of the Salton Sea as daytime temperatures pass the 110-degree mark.
Many boaters, launching from Red Hill Marina, are returning with heavy limits of orange-mouth corvina. Top action seems to be in water 6 to 10 feet deep, directly west of Red Hill, off the western tip of Black Rock, the point near the geothermal plant on the end of Lack Road, Jack's Hole and the mouth of the New River.
The largest corvinas are hitting live croaker but croakers are scarce and hard to find this year. Many big corvinas are being are hooked by fishermen jigging Hopkin's Spoons trying to catch croaker. Another jigging spoon popular with fishermen is the Cast-Master.
The top producing hard-bait has been 3/4-ounce RattleTraps in chrome or chartreuse colors. In the soft-bait category, Swim Baits in dorado or rootbeer flake colors seem to be the hot ticket.