Lower Desert Waters, April 28 report

 SALTON SEA: the tilapia action broke wide open this past weekend with big catches of one-pound class fish reported both Saturday and Sunday from the state park headquarters jetty and the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty. Winds and cooler temperatures have hampered the fishing since the weekend, but warmer, calm weather is forcast for this coming weekend again. The best bite has been, as usual, on small pieces of nightcralwer. 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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