Just when you think it can't get better, it does. Fishermen last week caught some of the largest corvina of the season from boats and the shore. As a rule fishermen aren't limiting out but what they do catch is so large it more than makes up for lack of limits.
The hot area for shore fishermen continues to be the dikes off Lack Road and Black Rock. Manuel Aceves from Brawley caught his largest corvina yet, a 20-pounder, while casting a chrome/green Mackerel Krocodile.
Toby Johnson from Brawley caught two corvina that weighed 22 pounds using gold Swim Baits while fishing with Jim and Rodney Nemlowill from Brawley. The father and son team limited using Swimmers. Also limiting with gold Swimmers and Swim Baits were Keith Mayberry of El Centro and Eric Natwick from Holtville.
On Saturday, Bubba Lofton of Brawley fished the dikes and limited on large corvina using 1/2-ounce Rat-L-Traps. On Sunday anglers baited up with red worms and caught buckets of sargo from the point west of Lack Road and north of Young Road. One couple from Los Angeles filled two ice chests full of the tasty fish within a few hours.