Location

CA
United States
33° 16' 31.566" N, 115° 47' 10.626" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The tilapia bite is good to excellent with most anglers getting 15 to 25 fish stringer (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 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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The bite finally broke open this past weekend with a lot of anglers reporting good catches of 20-plus tilapia to 14 inches (two-pound range), with most of the fish 10 to 12 inches and in the one-pound range. All were taken 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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The tilapia bite is still very slow in spite of the continued warm weather and growing fishing pressure. The nights are still cool, keeping the water temperatures down, so the bite hasn’t broken open yet. As soon as this bite takes off, the news will be posted here and on the Outdoor News Service Facebook page. Anglers can also 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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