Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

AUGUST 2015

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FISHING NEWS

It looks like Saturday, the first day of August is going to be a wet and windy one in the Snowy Mountains.

By Sunday a cloud bank looks like joining up with a cold front and we will see a few more showers, snow and it looks like it will be windy.

Monday may be drier but it looks like we might even have some snow showers as the air turns very cold.

So good news is the trout will be happy.

Rain will be good for the rainbow trout spawning run and while we can’t fish the rivers until October the lake fishing should be good.

Over the last week we have seen a lot more trout cruising the edges of the lake and so the Polaroiding season should be right on schedule this year.

Over the last week we have had a mixed bag or weather and a mixed bag of fishing.

The shore based bait anglers are still doing very well with a mix of artificial baits and local scrub worms catching most of the trout.

Lure anglers are seeing fish and getting follows but the best fishing is early and late in the day or if its windy you can fish all day and still get results.

One fly angler hooked up on a very big Atlantic salmon estimated to be almost 10 lb when he had it into about 2 metres from the shore but lost the fish when jumped over a rock and the leader snapped. Tears flowed I believe!

Anyhow it looks like a good month of fishing about to happen and we are looking forward to the longer and warmer days ahead.

PLEASE NOTE.

Steve Williamson’s Tackle Shop hours over August

Monday – 9am to 5pm

Tuesday to Sunday – 8am to 5pm

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

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

The Lake temperature today was 8 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Shore based bait fishing.

Best lake lure – Minnow and spinning lures for shallow water and wobblers and spoons for deeper water.                              

Best lake area –  Anywhere around the edges depending on how bright the day is.

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

Best River Fly Fishing– RIVERS CLOSED

Best River Lures – RIVERS CLOSED

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

 

Lake Bait Fishing 

Bait fishing should remain good now with the rain and colder weather.

If you want to catch a brown trout live bait like worms is best. Artificial baits will occasionally catch a brown trout but mostly is successful on rainbow trout.

Best method is a running sinker with the bait ion the bottom however float fishing will still work on rainbow trout if the wind is keeping the bait out deep enough.

 

Lake Spinning

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.                                                                                          

Boat Trolling.

The trout are all spread out at the moment but best fishing is around the lake edges.

There is no special bite time now it can happen anytime of the day.

3 colours of lead core line is also worth while putting out later in the morning. 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.

 

Fly Fishing Lake

Lake fly fishing is best around the shallow bays and inlets at the moment and if you are an experienced caster so you don’t scare the trout with splashes all the time you can still catch trout and salmon.

The Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish or a Wooley Bugger will be the best flies over winter.

This is the start of the polaroiding season so walk back from the water and try and spot the trout before casting to them.

 

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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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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