Lower Desert Waters, April 7 report

SALTON SEA: Reports elsewhere of a budding tilapia bite this week have been a little premature. While there was a lot of fishing pressure over this past weekend, only a few small tilapia (under 8 inches) were caught. The sea is finally starting to warm up and the action could take off any day, but the cooling trend over the next few days is likely to delay this bite even longer. 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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