Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

for 17th August 2014

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NEWS – Please remember all rivers and streams in the Snowy Mountains are closed to fishing!

NEWS – Please remember all rivers and streams in the Snowy Mountains are closed to fishing!

Well what’s changed since the last report a few weeks ago? Well not a lot.

Weather wise we have continued to have very cold nights well into the minuses and then reasonable days mostly all sunny with temperatures in the low teens. This is about to change with some heavy rain prediceted over the next couple of days which may do a little damage to the snow and of course the consequence of that is that there will be a lot more water coming off the mountains and into the rivers and streams and eventually the lake.

This is what the rainbow trout have been waiting for to stir them into spawning mode and we will have to wait and see what happens over the coming week.

Meanwhile for the first time this winter, Lake Jindabyne’s water level has dropped since the last fishing report.

The very cold weather has had Snowy Hydro generating electricity and so the call for water.

With the rain over the next couple of days we may see the lake rise significant once again. We will wait and see!

Meanwhile the fishing has been good for bait anglers and the spin anglers with typical winter fishing for the boat trollers that have just had to put in the hours to succeed and the fly anglers (the very few that have been out there trying) have had a very quiet time.

‘Polaroiding’ time for the fly anglers has also been a bit slow to start this year, but my feeling is they may have to wait until the end of the month before the fishing actually picks up for them.

Overall it’s only a couple of weeks to go before spring and it will not be long before we are once again fishing the streams and rivers that are looking good at the moment.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The lake level is at about 75% and is dropping very slightly. The water surface temperature today was 6 degrees.

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Bait fishing from the shore of Lake Jindabyne.

Best Bait – Worms teamed up with artificial bait.

Best lake lure –Tasmanian Devil “Eliminator” and Rapala perch or brook trout.

Best lake area – Waste Point, Curiosity Rocks, Poo Bay (The Haven) and the Claypits.

Best fly method lake – Black Woolly Bugger and Jindy Bugger.

Best River Fly Fishing– Rivers Closed until October long weekend.

Best River Lures – Rivers Closed until October long weekend.

Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next few weeks.

Lake Bait Fishing 

Shore based bait fishing continues to be good on most days and the best baits are  scrubworms teamed up with artificial bait as an attractant is the best way in the brighter parts of the day.

For big brown you can’t go past the local scrub worms when fished totally unweighted with the bail arm left open so the trout can run with the bait for a while.

Best areas for bait fishing at the moment have been, Waste Point area, The Claypits, Hatchery Bay, Curiosity Rocks.

Lake Spinning

Lure spinning on the lake has still been OK and there are trout about and the best fishing is in the shallows early and deep water later in the middle of the day. The Tasmanian Devil 111, Y82 and Holographic and pink or pink and purple Eliminator have all been good.

Minnow lures like floating Rapalas in pink or orange, Stumpjumpers and other minnow style lure in either natural rainbow trout and brown trout patterns or gold colours to represent the Jindabyne goldfish that the trout love to chase and eat. Don’t stay in one place too long and only put in a couple of casts in each area.

Shallow areas try Gillies Feathertails and Tailwalkers which are new products worth a look.

Call into my shop and I will show you some of the better soft plastics that we are having great success on over the last week.

Trolling.

It’s the last month of winter  now and you just have to spend time on the water to catch trout until it warms up a little more and the rainbows become more active.

Best to start the day and surface troll in the shallows early using lead core lines at 2 colours with minnow lures like Rapalas with some orange on them, even the plain bright orange (Orange Tiger) or ‘Pinko’ are aggression colours that work on trout during spawning months. Tasmanian Devils in  pink or pink and purple Eliminator, Holographic, and the Steve Williamson black/ cold special Tassie Devil. Downrigging is worthwhile if you follow the bottom in no more than 30 feet of water and maybe orange lures for aggressive brown trout may be the best overall lure to try. It may be worth noting that one very well-known angler and very good experienced Jindabyne fisher, downrigged for 3 days last week for just over 30 fish mostly browns to 7lb (most 4 to 5 lb). The boat found that the Orange Tiger Rapala was responsible for over 20 of the trout caught and all were downrigged about a metre  or 2 off the bottom. Some times an hour or so between trout but this lure was by far the best.

Fly Fishing Lake

Lake fishing the small bays and inlets should get some results very early and late in the day if you’re careful not to spook the trout. Woolley Buggers, Craig’s Night time and Williamson’s Goldfish have been the flies well worth using at dawn and dusk. The shallow bays on the lake are worth a try early before the sun rises but after that you had better be fishing deep.

River Fishing (RIVERS CLOSED until the October long weekend)

WINTER ROD HIRE

Yes we have a full range of fishing rods and reels for hire so you don’t have to worry about carting all you’re fishing gear down to the snow with you.

Spin and bait rods - $15 A Day ($25 for 24 hours)

Fly rods - $25 (includes flies) ($30 for 24 hours)

Lure and bait boxes $5

We also have all other tackle for hire including nets, waders, fly vests etc.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available. For the very latest fishing reports and photos check out our Facebook page at -www.facebook.com/LJTFA

Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

Post your photos on Facebook with a trout and a Tasmanian Devil or Rapala lure and win prizes in our weekly best fish competition.

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

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Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

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For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

Photos of the latest lake levels can be viewed at www.swtroutfishing.com.au

 

For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –

STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP

             Shop 1 Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne 2627

Fishing Charters – Bait  and Tackle Supplies- Marine Supplies

P.M.B. 5 Jindabyne NSW 2627             E-mail  swtrout@airlan.com.au     www.swtroutfishing.com.au

Shop – (02) 64 561551  Fax – (02) 64 572991

Have you got a report from your latest fishing trip?

Have you any photos that you can e-mail me?

I can use the information to add into my own reports and your photo might not only end up in my report but might also go into a draw for the best fish of the month which will win you a $50 Tassie Devil Tackle Pack.

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

LAKE SIGHT SEEING TOURS

On selected days, sight seeing tours of Lake Jindabyne will be available. These tours are conducted in the mid afternoon on most days. The boat has just been fitted with the very latest in HD sonar and we never know what we will see.

Whilst on a tour the other day we actually found the foundations of Sunnybrea Cottage and the old Jindabyne bridge which is now 130 feet under water. You have to see this to believe it.

Enquiries are by calling 64561551.

 Information 

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

Pop into my shop where we have a full range of fishing tackle hire as low as $15 a day per rod.

Advice is available on the best setups to suit the current conditions.

You will find my shop located next to the Shell Service Station at the Discovery Holiday Park, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne.

If  you want to know more about the latest in fishing conditions just give me a call on 02 64 561551 during business hours or check out my web site at www.swtroutfishing.com.au

For more information on the local fishing conditions call into my shop at Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road next to the Shell Service Station..

For visitors to the Snowy’s we have a full range of fishing tackle for hire at my shop and fishing tours are now available.

For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –

STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP

             Shop 1 Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne 2627

Fishing Charters – Bait  and Tackle Supplies- Marine Supplies

P.M.B. 5 Jindabyne NSW 2627             E-mail  swtrout@airlan.com.au     www.swtroutfishing.com.au

Shop – (02) 64 561551  Fax – (02) 64 562991

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