Corbina: Ghosts of the Surf

June 9, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Shadows of the surf, gray ghosts of the shoreline, that’s corbina, a prized croaker that ranges from the Sea of Cortez to Point Conception. They can grow to 8 pounds and are known for their great initial runs and fights. Anglers say they’re tough enough to catch with bait, such as sand crabs, which is 90 percent of their diet. It takes an artful angler to fool one with a fly.” Ed Zieralski writes about the challenges and rewards of chasing Corbina in the California surf in the San Diego Union-Tribune.