Corvina before the closure

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  1. Kam_Walsh98

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    This spring I wanted to start seriously targeting corvina. Looks like that plan’s gonna be put on hold for a bit but the fishing this last week was good. I tried a handful of different areas (one of them I didn’t know had already been closed until I left; and everywhere I tried was good for at least one fish. The best bite of the week by far was last night; I started out in my kayak and found some action on a LC under a school of puddling bait. Shortly after a big bat ray broke my rod and took my LC; I love how I’d been fishing Walmart $8 rapalas all week and as soon as I tie on a LC this happens...I headed back to the launch early to find a pack busting bait. A boat coming in spooked them but they came back by the time I was loaded up. I sight fished four using my broken rod before the school spooked.

    The spot’s pretty obvious but I don’t like blurring backgrounds unless it’s a spot someone else specifically put me on and a cop was starting to barricade the entrance by the time I was leaving...so good luck. They’re very here one day, gone the next too. I had been at that spot many times before and most of the time they aren’t there. I also fished a different spot one day that was good for 4 and went back the next day and didn’t get a bite! These fish are a lot of fun to target for sure; for when fishing opens again I want to try some less damaging lures though. I don’t even know how that one got hooked behind the gill plate like that; I saw him go for it but he must’ve missed or maybe just got the rear treble at first and the top one got attached during the fight. By the time I took a couple photos and got the trebles out he was a goner. Plenty of vinas unhook themselves though so I don’t feel too bad about keeping a couple of the “well pinned” ones. Maybe underspins or something would be better? If anything, a lure that makes it easier to land them from the yak without netting them would be nice. I don’t feel good about grabbing a six to nine hook lure in the mouth of a thrashing fish boatside and nets seem to really damage them. I usually get a few spotties on the hardbait too which is always fun (they seem to love to crush it when I briefly pause it by the boat) and they can be pretty hard to remove from the trebles. Long post but idk when the next chance I’ll be able to talk about fishing in the present tense is so I wanted to dump some of my thoughts.

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    Vina guys kill way more vina than most of us do
     
  3. Shawn H

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    Just replace the trebles with singles. If ya want, easier on the fish :emoji_relaxed:
     
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    Nice fish! They love that husky jerk.
     
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    In Hawaii I tied on the LC, the Daiwa SP, and the Rapala Husky Jerk. I caught 4 barracuda from shore on the Husky Jerk and the others didn’t get touched. Husky Jerk has much better realistic bait fish action than the other ones, in my opinion. They just don’t cast quite as far as the LC, etc..
     
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    Yeah they don't go far especially when there is some wind.
     
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    Ya, that is a big down side. Especially if you’re trying to throw against the wind into the surf.
     
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    Replace the trebles with #4 in-line replacement hooks.
     
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