Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

for September 2014

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NEWS – Please remember all rivers and streams in the Snowy Mountains are closed to fishing until the 4th October!

Spring has sprung and there are plenty for trout cruising the edges of the lake. Some are not so easy to catch but plenty to see if you have your polaroids on.

I think you need to be a reasonable fly caster to get a fish while the conditions are clear and the trout spooky.

Lure spinners are catching fish, mostly on minnow lures and mostly at sunset.

Bait fishing has been very good and if you want a rainbow trout cast out well into the water near a drop off and with artificial bait you will catch one. If you want a brown on bait then scrub worms are still the best option.

Trolling has been good but as you would expect there has only been a couple of boats out on the water and most are catching trout.

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!

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

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The lake level is at 89% and has risen a few inches since the last report. The temperature today was 10 degrees.

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Bait off the shore on calm days, lure early and late or on windy days.

Best lake lure –Rainbow trout pattern Rapalas and Tasmanian Devil in green and gold.

Best lake area – Hatchery Bay is still fishing well but anywhere is OK.

Best fly method lake – Hamills Killer, Black Woolly Bugger and Williamson’s Goldfish.

Best River Fly Fishing–  Rivers Closed to fishing until the 4th October.

Best River Lures – Rivers closed to fishing until the 4th October.

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

Trolling.

Spring is here and so as the water warms that little bit more we may see a return to some good surface trolling over the coming weeks. It is certainly a week of warm weather expected this week.

If trolling, start the day with a surface line out and at least 50 metres drop back, the more the better on still sunny days. Stay close to the shore and target rocky points and other snags like the many trees in the water at the moment.

Try lead line at 2 to 3 colours. (20 to 30 metres of line out) later in the day or on still days.

Best colour Tassies have been green and gold yellowing type Tassies at the moment, maybe Y82, Holographic or Brown Bomber as well. Rapalas like the Brook Trout pattern of Perch pattern have still been very successful.

Little bit of downrigging at 20 feet on the bright sunny days. Use longer dropbacks for best results.

Lake Bait Fishing 

(Primarily most rivers and streams in the Snowy Mountains Region are fly and lure only, We recommend that you first check with the Department of Industry and Investment NSW (NSW Fishing rules) as to which rivers in the area you can legally bait fish in. IF IN DOUBT DON’T BAIT FISH in the RIVERS!)

Shore based bait fishing continues to be good with local Scrubbies, and artificial baits the best.

The Claypits, Hatchery Bay, Town Centre near front of Banjo Patterson Park and The Snowy Arm are better spots.

Lake Spinning

No change in the lure spinning. Same lures are still working but like the trolling most lures will work ok if you’re in the right place for an aggressive trout. Blades in gold have been doing well at the moment. Try a Strike Pro Cyber Vibe 50 or a TT Switchblade Sunset Gold.

The Tasmanian Devil Holographic, Pink, orange, Y82 and Y48 have all been good and so is the Holographic.

Minnow lures like floating Rapalas, (especially jointed Rapalas), 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.

Some new lures to try in the dark are the new glow Blue Fox Vibrax spinners. Charge them up with a torch or camera flash and watching them spin through the water is incredible, trout are very inquisitive and often hit the lure hard.

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. The ‘Spotted Brew’ Strike Tiger has especially been good over the last week.

River Spinning.

Rivers closed until the 4th October. Update Later this month.

Fly Fishing Lake

Polaroiding has just started and the fish are quite spooky.

Look for the fish before casting and you can either try a small nymph and an indicator and fish very slow or if the fish is a little more active a faster stripped black  or olive Woolley Bugger, a Craig’s Night time or a Williamson’s Goldfish will be worth using.

The shallow bays on the lake are worth a try but you have to be very quite and not too many casts in one spot so as not to spook the trout.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

Rivers closed until the 4th October. Undate later this month.

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.

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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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