Last week corvina fishing was spotty as anglers fished hard for only two or three fish per boat. What little action there was took place from the Navy pier north to Riviera Keys. Boats are launching from Johnson's Landing at the north end of Salton City and trolling Thin-Fin lures.
This week the fishing was even worse as most fishermen blanked Monday and Tuesday. Salton Sea fishing guide Ray Garnett thinks the slow bite is a result of recent southeast winds during the full moon. The brisk winds stirred up bottom sediment around the New River and Alamo deltas and charged the water with phosphate that created an algae bloom.
Water in the south end of the Salton Sea all the way up to Salton City has changed from a desirable clear tobacco brown color to a dingy, murky brown color.
"This is a sure sign of low oxygen content," said Garnett, "And the bite has shut down until oxygen levels improve."