Advertisement

Corvina action moves north

August 03, 2001|By AL KALIN, Special to this newspaper

Brisk afternoon southerly winds last week created more green water and corvina fishing at the south end of the Salton Sea has slowed. Some fishermen have been lucky enough to find small patches of productive water but overall few fish are being caught.

On the northwestern side of the Salton Sea, from Riviera Keys north, green water predominates and fishing has slowed

Not all Salton Sea areas are unproductive. Fishermen have been catching corvina from the old Niland landing and on north. This includes the jetty at Bombay Beach.

Farther north, Salt Creek has been producing fish in 12 feet of water for fishermen drifting mudsuckers. Fishermen trolling Thinfins and Rat-L-Traps along Corvina Beach and up to Varner Harbor at the Salton Sea State Recreational Area have been catching nice stringers of corvina.

In deeper water off these areas, fishermen jigging Hopkin's spoons and Kastmasters are scoring on corvina.

Tilapia and sargo are being caught using red worms for bait.

Advertisement

Salton Sea water temperature is 88 degrees and the elevation has dropped to 227.8 below sea level.

Excellent conditions in the desert east of our valley and recent summer rains have strengthened the mule deer herd this year, according to Desert Wildlife Unlimited founder, Leon Lesicka. Don't forget, it is not too late to apply for deer tags.

Imperial Valley Press Online Articles
|
|
|