Another bean

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  1. Ron Groth

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    Will wonders never cease. Evidently they'll let anyone catch these now... But seriously, nothing like perfect conditions. I did have to outsmart them a bit. I was perched above a crab bed on the edge of a hole and they saw me a couple of times and vacated the premises. I switched from an attractor to a mole crab imitation and moved out to deeper water upwind of the hole. This allowed me to cast in to shore and strip out toward the ocean. Evidently not what they associate with getting stuck in the mouth with a hook. This fish was thoroughly convinced by my tie as I had to reach into its mouth and push the fly back to get it unhooked. Another great fight on the 5 weight. The wind came on hard after and I had chores to do, so I hopped on my bike and headed for home. Bean 3 2019.jpg
     
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    Well done! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Ron Groth

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    Oh, and with the wind howling all casting was back over my right shoulder from the beach to keep from getting brained by the heavy fly. When I was outside the hole I could cast back in with the wind back and to my left. I'm right handed.
     
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    Oh, and I had on my sdfish shirt for good luck.
     
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    Well, I'm jealous!
     
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    Sounds like a blast on a 5wt rod. Some of the smaller trout can even be fun on that weight let alone a corbina.
     
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    Another Slug Corbina ! Great day at the beach , agreed on the conditions being perfect ! Tight lines Indeed !
     
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    Do you prefer low tide?
     
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    I prefere to fish the outgoing tide if I have a choice particularlly in gray light , I do not let tide stop me from going and fish whenever I can get to the beach . Having some flow from high to low usually makes for less salad as a lot of the flotsam stays up at the high water mark . Of course Low is the time for recon as well as fishing the structure at most locations . If I were to go specifically for Corbina , I like a low coming up , the fish seem to creep up the beach as the forage becomes inundated , and the longshore troughs are more evident . Just my .02 cents worth , others may have a different theory . Tight lines
     
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  11. Ron Groth

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    Yeah, low is great for getting to know where the holes are and for the fish to congregate. The corbina are super active as the tide pushes in, it is just super hard to see them and get in a presentation before the are moving with the next wave. Last weekend I was fishing the bottom of the tide and pushing up. The fish were anxious to get on the mole crab beds which are generally higher than where low tides reach.
     
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    Good work!
     
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