Corvina action improved dramatically last week as winds abated after Saturday's fierce blow and boaters ventured out on the Salton Sea seeking the first corvina of the season.
"Most all boats are coming in with one or two corvina," said Red Hill Marina resident ranger Merrill Inglis.
On Monday Inglis reported 28 corvina checked in at Red Hill Marina.
"The fish are all large, ranging from 8 to 15 pounds," reported Inglis.
The large corvina are biting on both artificial and live bait. Mudsuckers are in short supply so fishermen are using tilapia.
Largemouth bass fishing busted loose last week as warmer weather triggered more bass to spawn and many large bass were reported taken at Ramer Lake. Manuel Aceves fished with his wife last Sunday at Ramer Lake and coached her as she landed a monster 5- pounder. Manuel reported catching and releasing four bass between 3 and 4 pounds. Numerous other fishermen reported similar results at Ramer on Sunday.