SALTON SEA: The tilapia fishing had remained very good through Saturday, but strong winds Saturday night made the sea more turbid and shut the fishing down Sunday. The bite has been very slow since, but conditions have improved again at mid-week, but there was still no fishing pressure. Anglers are reminded that the daytime temperatures have been from a low of 96 this week to a high of 110 last week. There is also a terrible fly problem and insect repellant is highly recommended. Before the bite shut down, the tilapia were running from hand-sized up to 1-8. The action has all been off the state park jetty and the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty, and the action remains almost exclusively on nightcrawler pieces. 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).
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