Tilapia still biting at Bombay Beach


tILAPIASALTON SEA – The local fish report from the Riverside Press-Enterprise  states that the tilapia bite at the Salton Sea at Bombay Beach remains the top bite in the region, with wide-open action for jetty, boat and float tube anglers.

According to the Press-Enterprise the fish are  averaging from 2 to 3 pounds with some bigger, and the bite has reliably been on nightcrawler pieces fished on the bottom.

The action slowed to nothing at the state park headquarters and Salton Sea Yacht Club areas, but the Bombay Beach area has remained excellent.

Best action is early in the morning before the heat and flies get too bad. For an update call the new campground store adjacent to the state park jetty. The number is 760-289-9455 and the store is open 6 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.