Lower Desert Waters, June 2 report

SALTON SEA: The tilapia action has continued to be full-ice-chest excellent, and the bite has returned to the morning hours. The heat and the flies are starting to become a serious problem, but the fishing is excellent with most of the tilapia in the 12-inch class or bigger now. Most reports are coming from the state park headquarters jetty and the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty, and the bite has been almost exclusively on small nightcrawler pieces with some fish on red worms. The water level is still so low that launching is nearly impossible except for small boats (boaters should check with the main office at the recreation area before bringing a boat). The camp store is open Friday through Sunday. Information: Camp Store at 760-289-9455 (open Friday-Sunday). Salton Sea State Recreation Area main office at 760-393-3059, or the ranger station kiosk at 760-393-3052 (or mobile phone at 760-331-9944).

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