Title=Ever Try The Salton Sea?
Message=I kept reading in WON about the Salton Sea, and finally
decided to drive down and check it out. I was absoultely blown away by the
action down there. I only brought 2 dozen crawlers and fished from shore.
Those were gone by noon, and I had about a dozen 1-2 lb talapia on the
stringer, and had let as many go.
I switched to roostertails and started nailing corvina on every other cast.
I had never tried the sea before this, so I didn't know what to expect. Saw
many Corvina 15-20 lbs.
I'm hooked on the place. Do me a favor..tell everybody it is polluted and
stinky. I'll do the same, maybe we can keep this place to ourselves! Kind of
hot for small kids, but the kind of place to get them started because the
action is so fast and easy!
Posted by Jeff on May 21, 2000 at 12:45:48:
I have fished there only once and nailed three big corvinas 12-15 pounds. Forget the mudsuckers, use the small
croaker and tilapia which are EVERYWHERE. That is what they are used to eating and will gobble them up. Good
fish'n @ Salton Sea
Posted by steve on May 23, 2000 at 12:55:36:
I have fished near Bombay on the Salton Sea this time of year and it is a very miserable place to be. It's too hot and
humid, even the water gets too warm and the salinity does not help. There is a caution out on eating the fish from
there. If you have to be there, this time of year, I'd plan on night fishing. During the day it's 100+'F.
Title=Salton Sea Fishing
Price=Free! (Need fishing license, worms)
Message=The Salton Sea was said at the State Park Museum to be the most productive fishery in the U.S.A. By that they mean that you are going to catch more fish per hour. And, from the bank! Caution, pregnant women are advised to eat no more than one fish meal per week from there. I know that children of mothers who have eaten fish from Lake Superior while pregnant are about 5 I.Q. points deficient on the average. BUT, I am 67 and I love fish, which is now about $5-10/lb at Safeway. So, I intend to get my fair share of fish while the getting's good.
Salton Sea tip
Posted by sialek on June 06, 2000 at 02:58:26:
If you want to increase you chance of catching those delicious Corvina, try squid and big chucks of bloody mackeral are
also very good. I've consistantly do better with squid and mac than cut up coraker. The corvina feed on smells. Good luck
carls catch re: salton sea
Posted by Captain Ron on June 13, 2000 at 23:28:53:
I read your report on the salton sea, next time try
catching smaller croakers using a fly rig, or small
white jig. Pin that baby on using a 3-4/0 octopuss
style hook,don't use the standard live bait hooks cause
they are to thick. Put the hook just in front of the dorsal
fin,dont stick it in the meaty part just the skin.
Now put on a jumbo split shot or use a slider rig.
you wont get bit as often but you'll catch grande size
corvina, this method has been very deadly for my bro
and I, last time out tim nailed a 14 pounder and we both had
fish in the 8-10 lbs. range. Well good luck next time.
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