Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

18th May 2015

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FISHING NEWS

Well last week started off pretty messy with strong winds, showers and snow in the mountains.

At the start to the week the weather was horrible but that brought a few more spawning brown trout into the Thredbo River and so good trout were caught for those that braved the weather. By mid-week the weather cleared and the river fishing slowed down again as the water level dropped and the water cleared and the sun came out making the trout very spooky.

Back on the lake it was big fish time, with Ellis Murphy catching his best fish a 14lb Atlantic salmon trolling a Tasmanian Devil lure. Another angler, Adam Houghton showed us a picture of his mate Egga’s 12.5lb brown Trout caught also trolling up at Waste Point. Other big fish were also reported during the week and if you remember we predicted this would happen as soon as the water temperatures cooled down. The big browns have had a smorgasbord of yabbies’ this past season and have put on tremendous condition.

Let’s look at the report for this week.

PLEASE NOTE.

Steve Williamson’s Tackle Shop hours

Saturday – 9am until 5pm.

Sunday will be 9am to 3pm.

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level has been steady all week and is at about 77%

The Lake temperature today was 11 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Shore based bait fishing.

Best lake lure – Big Rapalas if you want to catch a big fish.

Best lake area –  Creel Bay and Lion and Cub Island for trolling.

Best fly method lake – Williamson’s Goldfish and Hamills Killer.

Best River Fly Fishing– Glowbugs and Nymphs once again.

Best River Lures – Minnow lures and small soft plastics.

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

Trolling.

As reported this week some very big fish have been caught and with the recent release of the ex-hatchery Atlantic salmon anything can happen but big nets are recommended!

Surface trolling anytime just have to be patient and wait for the bite. 3 colours of lead core line is also worth while putting out later in the morning. A few fish coming off downriggers again also. Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ and Brown Bomber or Y48 are the most consistent lure with other yellowing lures but bigger minnow lures are certainly worth a try for the more aggressive male brown trout. Pink lures and orange lures are also starting to work.

Better trolling areas have been the islands and the Claypits and if we get rain Creel Bay at Waste Point 

Lake Bait Fishing  (No change from last week)

(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!)

Bait fishing should remain good now with the rain and colder weather. Best bait fishing areas Hatchery Bay, Rushes Bay and mouth of the Thredbo or The Snowy River Arm. Pink and orange Powerbait is one of the better ones at the moment.

Lake Spinning (No change from last week)

Spinning lures also around the inlets will be good. Brighter flashy lures if the water looks dirty. Gillies feathertails, Celtas or Yellowwing Tasmanian Devil Lures. Bullet Lures and bigger Rapalas are worth a try also. Fish are taking the smaller Bullet Lures which represent the goldfish size at the moment.

Try fishing the Wollondibby Point, Rushes Bay, and Waste Point area and it is always best to fish facing into the wind where the food is blown close to the edges. This is where the trout will be cruising.

River Spinning.

As reported the river level is just so important as to how good the Thredbo fishes at the moment.

Rapala and other minnow lures are out fishing most types of other lures, however do not discount some soft plastics like the Strike Tiger. Bullet lures are small and the trout loving chasing them at the moment with the clear water.

Fly Fishing Lake (No change from last week)

Lots of little goldfish around the margins in the bays at the moment so the Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish will be the best fly.

Olive green nymphs and shrimp patterns. Waste Point and Wollondibby inlet are worth a try.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

Sunny days early in the week may be your last chance to hit the higher streams. The weather will dirty up again Wednesday and some rain about, so looks like the Thredbo River with nymphs and glowbugs will be the best bet.

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 -

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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 got a report from your latest fishing trip?

Check out my facebook page for updates and also WIN prizes www.facebook.com/LJTFA

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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