Lower Desert Waters, June 1 Report

SALTON SEA: The tilapia bite has remained good to excellent with a slight lull this week with winds. Most anglers are still getting from 15 to 25 fish stringers (or more). The 12- to 14-inch fish are out a little deeper in five-feet of water, but smaller fish are in close to the shorelines. Longer casts into the deeper water are getting the bigger fish. The bite is exclusively on nightcrawler pieces, and the hot spot has been the main jetty at the state park. Anglers can call the state park to get the latest information. 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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