Lots of Shortfin Corvina in San Diego

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  1. FishNrib

    FishNrib Well-Known Member

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    In the past month there have been many reports of Shortfin Corvina being caught all over Mission Bay and San Diego Bay in water less than 15'. They are bigger this year over 6lbs. Most of them are being caught on live bait many have been caught on lures. I got one last week that was 21" and about 5lbs. I thought I had a barry at first but the fish broke water 3 times before being landed. Many people think that they are short White Sea Bass as they look very similar. The big givaway is their orange mouth and 2 fanglike teeth. Are there any Corvina being caught up North?


    Here is my Shortfin Corvina


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    Here is the Yellow Mouth of the Corvina


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    Nice. thanks for the insight i have not seen any caught up here in the Venice to Santa Monica area. I'll try for them when i am surf fishing
     
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    yah im surprised to see them making a big showing in mission bay lately, as theyve always been more indigenous to san diego bay. as a matter of fact, the last kayak tourney that i was weighboating for there was a 12yr old kid that caught a 6.7lb shortfin corvina, which isnt quite big enough for the IGFA all tackle record, but may start a new junior division, to which he would be the one to set the mark. i saw it up close and that thing was a PIG.


    ironically, i havent caught ONE corvina all year!
     
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    They really do look like little sea trout. Thanks for the report. looks like fun.
     
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    Those things look like sea bass!



    Thanks for the report Fishnrib
     
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    They really do look like WSBs, although they don't seem to have the bars on the side.



    ODH33, the fish we get up here in Santa Monica Bay is a corbina, not a
    corvina. Not quite the same species. The corbina should be showing
    soon, and they're a great fish to catch. </font>
     
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    We get corbina in the surf here and a few sneak into the bay. Got one S. of the Coronado Bridge about 1990 that went about 4 lbs on a plastic grub. What a fight.


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    The corbina have already shown up. Try to find some soft shell sand crabs hook em up and use ultra light line. They are hard to catch!


    good luck


    I think they are all in the croaker family though
     

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