Fish Report-Freshwater, May 6 ed

SALTON SEA: The tilapia fishing turned back on for this past weekend with excellent catches for big crowds on the state park jetty and the nearby Salton Sea Yacht Club jetty. The best news is that the bite has included more of the better quality fish in the 1-8 range in recent days than in the past month — even a few two-pounders. Afternoon winds, but most mornings have been calm. Anglers can fish in the state park headquarters harbor, but the harbor and outlet are still being dredged one day each week. The bite 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).

WEIST LAKE: No recent DFW plants. Information: (760) 352-3308.

SUNBEAM LAKE: No recent DFW plants.

LAKE CAHUILLA: No recent DFW plants. Information: (760) 564-4712.

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