Fishing Picks of the Week

Salton Sea, Bluefin Tuna in San Diego, Lake Mohave

1. The Salton Sea tilapia bite is staying the top pick. Action is still wide open and the quality of fish has been good with most from three-quarter to 1.5 pounds this week. Few lulls in the action this week, but the heat could cause a fish-killing tide and anglers should call ahead. The bite has all been on small pieces of nightcrawler at the state park headquarters jetty. For an update on the action call the Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059

2. Monster bluefin tuna up into the 200-pound class are showing in good numbers off the San Diego coast. The bite is not wide open, and a large percentage of these big fish that are hooked are never landed, but three-quarter day to two-day boats out of San Diego targeting the big bluefin continue to fill because of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will want at least one rod with 80-pound or heavier line, and trips into Mexican waters require a passport. For an update on this bite go to

3. The Lake Mohave striped bass bite on the Colorado River remains in the top picks. There continue to be a lot of fish up into the 12-pound class showing for shore and boat anglers fishing cut baits and shad-like swimbaits from Katherine’s Landing to the dam. For an update on this action, check with Katherine’s Landing at 928-754-3245 or Riviera Marina in Bullhead City at 928-763-8550.

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