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‘Ghost of the Coast’ Sightfishing for Corbina

with Glenn Ueda


The Corbina is the West Coast version of a Redfish or Bonefish, and is similar in shape and size. The mouth of the Corbina sits low on its jaw, which enables the fish to feed on the sandy bottom with greater ease. The Corbina is a member of the Croaker family and can be found as far north as Point Conception and south down the Baja Peninsula. Corbina are highly sought after in the surf and at times can be tough to catch on a fly. 


Our guest speaker this month is Glenn Ueda.  Glenn is an expert on sighting and catching Corbina in the surf.  He is the holder of multiple IGFA records, and is an accomplished guide and instructor on surf fishing.  


Glenn started surf fishing at a very early age under the watch of his father.  At the age of five he was hurling pyramid sinkers for surf fish throughout the beaches of southern California.  Many years later he read an article on fly fishing in Sports Afield and soon began his passion for the sport of fly fishing.  He learned how to cast from a family friend who would take him to the Long Beach Casting Club.  Soon Glenn fished local parks and the west fork of the San Gabriel River for many fresh water species.  However, saltwater was in his veins, and as he grew older his passion turned back to the ocean. 


Glenn has fished domestic and international destinations that include Brazil, Belize, the Bahamas, Christmas Island, Florida, Louisiana, Hawaii, Montana, Idaho and of course the waters of California.  Today Glenn spends over 200 days on the water, and has caught over 108 species of fish.  In 2017 he began his guide service ‘So Cal Flats Fishing Guide Service’, and he enjoys teaching and giving seminars on the art of fly fishing in the surf. 


Glenn’s program, ‘Ghost of the Coast’, will include sight fishing for Corbina, basics including seasonal patterns, food sources, tidal cycles, structure recognition, and approach and the use of proper fly fishing equipment. 


Please join Glenn Ueda as he takes us into the California surf for ‘Ghost of the Coast’ sight fishing for Corbina.


See you there… and remember to pursue your fly fishing dreams! 


Andy Frumento