the jackarandas are blooming…


A nice corbina landed by John Whitaker. photo by John Whitaker.

Jim Solomon with a surf slam of corbina, yellowfin croaker and surf perch. photos by Jim Solomon

Al Q with three beans all landed on the holy moley crab fly.

I always say, When those purple jackarandas start to bloom, the corbina are staging to feed in shallow water.

Me and the boys hit the beach early Sunday morning after hearing about a good yellowfin croaker bite. We were all spread out down the beach of sight, connected only by cell phones. When I got down to the beach in the early morning light I stopped to observe the pattern of the waves and look for structure. To my surprise the Corbina were feeding in the shallow water right at our feet in multiples, sliding and tailing. It was weird because the water temps on my app were showing cooler water, they shouldn’t have been doing this but the water was warm. I told my buddy, dude, change flies, put on a sand crab fly, stay way back and cast, the beans are working. It felt like the middle of the summer, only there was no one fishing, the beach was empty, it was cold with the early June gloom, and no sun. But nobody told the fish. It was a very cool and welcome early season start to the Corbina patrol…The water temps today showed 67 degrees, which totally makes sense! I personally like 68 but what do I know? It’s officially summer bean time, its on!

Categories: Corbina Patrol, Crab flies, Surf Adventure | 6 Comments

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6 thoughts on “the jackarandas are blooming…

  1. Rick Gustafson

    Thanks for the update. Need to get back the South.

    On Mon, Jun 10, 2019, 3:47 PM flies, sand & surf wrote:

    > ondafly posted: ” I always say, When those purple jackarandas start to > bloom, the corbina are staging to feed in shallow water. Me and the boys > hit the beach early Sunday morning after hearing about a good yellowfin > croaker bite. We were all spread out down ” >

  2. Ron Groth

    Hey Al,

    I don’t know if this will work for sending you a pic of a fish a got this weekend.

    [image: IMG_5135.HEIC]

    On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 3:46 PM flies, sand & surf wrote:

    > ondafly posted: ” I always say, When those purple jackarandas start to > bloom, the corbina are staging to feed in shallow water. Me and the boys > hit the beach early Sunday morning after hearing about a good yellowfin > croaker bite. We were all spread out down ” >

  3. Larry Acord

    When the Jacarandas fall, the Corbina call….

  4. Jerry Piere

    nice

    >

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