SALTON SEA: The tilapia fishing has stayed slow all of the past week with very few fish caught off the state park jetty or the old yacht club jetty. The bite was good through July 4, but it has been dismal since. Thunderstorms are forecast for the weekend, so it remains to be seen if that will help or hurt the fishing. Anglers are reminded that the daytime temperatures have been in the 100s, and there is also a terrible fly problem. Insect repellant is highly recommended. The park entrance fee is $5 with self-registration. The water has dropped so much that launching was 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. Volunteers are needed to work in the visitor center. They get free camping and hookups. 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).