Corbina

Discussion in 'Surf, Piers, & Jetties' started by Dylan 101, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Lockjaw

    Lockjaw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2019
    Messages:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +131
    Try this, crimp the ss on the tag end then holding the line tight on both sides run the ss back and forth on the line till a groove is worn. Now slide the ss up cut the burned line off and tie your hook or lure on. Your ss is now adjustable and you just keep sliding it up the line as you need to retie.
     
    • Helpful Helpful x 4
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  2. spicymayo

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    358
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Ratings:
    +640
    Buy some 6 or 8lb flouro and tie it on top of the 30lb braid. You can easily be undergunned with 4lb on a trout reel.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  3. dj thrillz

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7,476
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +14,221
    Before I bought my M1(current bean rod), a trout rod, 1000 size reel, and 4# mono is what I used. It takes a bit more time, but you’re most definitely not undergunned. That set up will force you to become a better angler, trust me. Is it recommended, no. But completely doable.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • List
  4. spicymayo

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    358
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Ratings:
    +640
    True. It's definitely doable and the challenge is a lot more fun for most of the stuff in the surf. I hate break offs though and I had many of those using light line. Nothing less than 8lb for me nowadays.
     
  5. dj thrillz

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7,476
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +14,221
    Whatever works for you ;)
    I’ve never broken off a fish on 4#, on salad maybe...only had pop offs for fish.
     
  6. Daddo

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    472
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    Lakeside
    Ratings:
    +1,373
    4# Flouro leader on 6# Mono for me...
     
  7. Chriwilson

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,333
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Ratings:
    +3,210
    One of the toughest lessons I’ve learned in the past month surf fishing ...

    Loosen your drag settings
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • List
  8. dj thrillz

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7,476
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +14,221
    The one thing I should add, is for those of you who use 4# wether it’s straight or just a leader, make sure it’s a quality line.
     
  9. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    17,271
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +39,771
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    Zebco omniflex, baby! Hahaha
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  10. Chriwilson

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,333
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Ratings:
    +3,210
    How low can you go...
    LoL
     
  11. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    17,271
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +39,771
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    Stuff works fine for trout or crappie fishing... Beans.. well...
     
  12. Chriwilson

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,333
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Ratings:
    +3,210
    :emoji_thumbsup:
    After a few tumbles in the surf, I’m sure mono loses a lot it’s light reflectiveness for sure. It will retain its abrasion resistance tho...
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  13. B8DHOOK

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2016
    Messages:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +2,956
    I gave that stuff a shot Werf. I normally use 10lb. Big Game and change it out when it gets milky. The Omniflex is strong enough, but a tad on the stiff side for my liking. I noticed the difference in my casting range. Just a bit stiff, that’s all...
     
  14. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    17,271
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +39,771
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    Has to be changed often, as it is not a fully finished line.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
    • List
  15. Easy619

    Easy619 Tug Addict
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2018
    Messages:
    923
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Location:
    OB
    Ratings:
    +3,439
    Name:
    Eric
    This is great advice. I like to run my drag just tight enough to get a hookset and tighten in response to the power of the fish
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  16. HopTag

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    135
    Ratings:
    +514
    Have you ever caught fish lips? Your drag is too tight!
     
  17. Chriwilson

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,333
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Ratings:
    +3,210
    The most aggravating thing is to get them into the breakwater and watch them rip free...

    My last two beans landed had a fu-man-chu
     
  18. Kam_Walsh98

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Messages:
    743
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +4,325
    I like to keep my drag a little tighter at the start to ensure a good hookset and then back off throughout the fight. Especially when they get in the skinny at the very end and the line has a lot less elasticity. Beans like to go on a hard first run that usually screws the hook in pretty well and I’ve had a lot more pull the hook than throw it loose.
     
  19. HopTag

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    135
    Ratings:
    +514
    I think it's ok to use lighter line as long as you have A LOT of it on the reel. I normally use 10lb or bigger because it's stiffer and doesn't tangle as easy on the surf
     
    #39 HopTag, Jul 23, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  20. dj thrillz

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7,476
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +14,221
    100 yds of 4# is plenty, 75 yards is plenty. Quality of the gear plus quality of the angling equals fish to the sand more frequently. As far as tangles go, I’ve tangled 40# mono while fishing for sharks n rays several times, bigger doesn’t mean it won’t happen, it’s just part of fishing. Heavy surf is a nightmare for surf fishermen. One thing people rarely think about is a quality swivel(thinking c-rigs here). Line twist is the beginning of nasty tangles. A low memory line, and a good swivel are a huge help.
    But for the corbina subject, I’ve never been tangled. 90% of the time I can see my bait, less than 20’ away from where I’m standing, and normally in very mellow surf.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Corbina Forum Date
S. Ponto Corbina 10/27 Surf, Piers, & Jetties Oct 27, 2019
3 perch, 1 corbina and something big that spooled me Surf, Piers, & Jetties Sep 14, 2019
Corbina are on the chew! 8/4 Surf, Piers, & Jetties Aug 4, 2019
A little Corbina on the fly fun this morning Surf, Piers, & Jetties Jul 23, 2019
Corbina Catch + “Cook” Surf, Piers, & Jetties Jul 13, 2019
Tags:

Share This Page