Bombay Beach and points north continued to produce limits of corvina for Salton Sea fishermen this past week.
Salton Sea guide Ray Garnett reported guiding customers to limits most days of the week except for Saturday, when he blanked. Garnett found corvina while drifting live tilapia in four to 10 feet of water from Bombay Beach Marina north to Corvina Estates.
Garnett rigs a sliding 1/8-ounce egg sinker above a swivel and ties a 24-inch leader with a No. 1 or No. 2 bait hook below the swivel. If the drift is too fast, Garnett switches to a 1/4 or 3/8-ounce egg sinker. Garnett lets the bait drift 25 to 30 yards behind the boat. Once the fish become active and start biting, the corvina will hit tilapia under the boat if kept in the area with chum. Any plastic bait in orange variations is producing well, reports Garnett.
Steve Horvitz, superintendent at the Salton Sea Recreational Area, reported most fishermen catching fish but not many catching limits. Horvitz thinks the corvina bite will pick up, particularly at the south end of the Salton Sea, once the weather cools.