Obsidian Butte was red hot last weekend as fishermen landed literally hundreds of large corvina casting live mudsuckers and soft plastic lures. Many of the anglers limited out by wading out to armpit-deep water to cast into deeper water, where the lunker corvina were holding. Other anglers reached the hot spot casting from shore. One fisherman was seen fishing from a surfboard while another was continually hooked up and being towed around while fishing from a belly-boat.
The key to using live mudsuckers is to use a fishing rig with a light egg sinker. After casting out, the fishermen should slowly retrieve the mudsucker along the bottom until a corvina picks up the bait and runs with it.
Salton Sea fishing guide Ray Garnett had a good week while guiding customers along the west side of the Salton Sea from the Navy Base, all the way north to Sandy Point as well as along the east side of the Salton Sea near the Salton Sea State Park. Garnett reported anglers catching limits of corvina using mudsuckers, tilapia and Mogambo grubs.