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After reading all the reports of beans here and beans there, I was starting to get deperate. I decided to make bait and go to where I got my first corbina ever. Got to the spot, and within 5 minutesI had a visual on a group of 3. They weren't interested, ( what else is new:p )so I continued on down the beach. Found a flats area with clear water and spied a solo cruser. I was fishng a 6 # main W/4# leader tied to # 4 green octopus hook, with two split shots about 18" up.Tossed the crab about ten feet from him and he slowly made his way over when the rod starts to load up, and I'm on. Back and forth battle for about 12 to 15 minutes when I finally kicked him up on the sand.


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Truly nice fish!

Over 22 inches is a great corbina! Well done.

(I'm sure you meant "lifted him gently out of the surf line with my foot" rather than "kicked him up on the sand". 8) I know this because the fish looks in superb condition, ready to be released to be caught many times in the future.)

(I'm so old, when I was young, it was actually safe to eat corbina caught in the surf, as long as you weren't around any of the beaches where they dumped garbage and sewage--like Ballona Creek. But these days, they are so filled with toxins that all you surf fishing folks return them all. I suspect that makes for better fishing. The reports on this board indicate that you catch bigger average corbs than in my day.)
 

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re: Truly nice fish!

Oldtimer said:
Over 22 inches is a great corbina! Well done.

(I'm sure you meant "lifted him gently out of the surf line with my foot" rather than "kicked him up on the sand". 8) I know this because the fish looks in superb condition, ready to be released to be caught many times in the future.)

(I'm so old, when I was young, it was actually safe to eat corbina caught in the surf, as long as you weren't around any of the beaches where they dumped garbage and sewage--like Ballona Creek. But these days, they are so filled with toxins that all you surf fishing folks return them all. I suspect that makes for better fishing. The reports on this board indicate that you catch bigger average corbs than in my day.) [/quot

Actuall O.T. I tried to grab him by the tail on my first attempt, that really spooked him, and I was very nervous about the light leader. So when he came back close I just kinda pushed him up.
I get more satisfaction out of thinking, ( daydreaming ) about the fish still swimming.
 

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re: Truly nice fish!

Nice Bean Jim E

Looks like Behdads post's are getting some guys on the sand and off the computor,couch, TV. The Corbina Leaderboard is keeping Jeff busy.

'Gimmi a C'
'Gimmi a O'
'Gimmi a R'
'Gimmi a B'
'Gimmi a I'
'Gimmi a N'
'Gimmi a A'

Whats That Spell ' Corbina ' !
Whats That Spell ' Corbina ' !
Whats That Spell ' Corbina ' !
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Who will be the first on the ' 2008 Yellowfin Croaker Leaderboard '
For being a easy catch I am suprised nobody has posted one.

DR
 
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