California corbina

The California Corbina, by the name, is an essentially Californian fish family. Also known as Manticirus undulatus, the marine animal is part of the Crocker fish category. It?s usually discovered along the sandy beaches of California and in shallow shores too. It travels in a surf zone on the coast for just a few inches or in groups in waters as deep as 20 meters.


The California corbina has a slender body that is cylindrical in shape, fixed with a barbel on the tip of the chin on the lower jaw. Their hues range from dark metallic blue to light sooty grey. The dorsal fin is connected by a membrane to the body, but a deep notch divides it. Their backs can be dark, but the sides lighten, so they become whitish.

Habitat and Lifestyle

Though it is found 66 feet deep, they usually prefer shallow water, and so this fighter of a fish is one of man?s favorite food. On the ocean front, where people surf, the California corbina swims along the clear waters and endangers itself in the public eye. This has helped it end up on the list of fishes that are slowly becoming endangered. The ones left are found along the Gulf of California, Baja, Bahia Magdalena, etc.

Finding and Catching

This fish can be caught from an inflatable boat or kayak.

With a spinning rod and reel spooned, fishing for California corbina is all set. Fresh sand crabs are a great bait that will bring fishers to their location.

As the Corbina usually scatters food everywhere in the water, philosophy casting is a productive and effective way to catch them.

Peak Season

The fishing season for the California corbina is during the months of May-September.

Best Bait

The best lures, bait, or tackle that are used to catch the California corbina:

  • Clams
  • Shrimp
  • Cut Bait
  • Crabs
  • Squid
  • Saltwater Live Bait