Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

for 21st July 2014

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

Fishing around the lake edges is still improving daily. I would think that most of the brown trout should be back from their annual spawning run now and they are very hungry and looking for a feed.

There has not been an early run of rainbow trout like last year so most are still in the lake feeding up in readiness for spring when they will also spawn.

While lure fishing has been good, early and late in the day or a windy day is best. Only a few boats on the lake trolling lures so not a lot to report other than it’s typical winter fishing when the fish will be on the bit one day and nothing the next, but you need to put time in and be there when it’s ‘bite time’.

Bait fishing still is the best method of catching a trout. Worms and artificial baits is still producing trout but you need to fish as light as possible and let the fish take the bait and run for a while. If they feel any resistance when they take the bait they will spit it out and you will not even know you had a bit. Best advice is to come and talk to us and we can show you the best way to set your lines up.

This is from Toby Grundy who is an experienced angler and fishing journalist.

“Toby Grundy here. We spoke on Wednesday.

Cheers for your advice this week. The rainbow nuggets worked really well. We fished around the rocks near the caravan park and hit a purple patch. 8 rainbows all on the nuggets to 2kg.”

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LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The lake level is at about 86% and has gone down a touch. The water surface temperature today was 7 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 pink pattern or orange.

Best lake area – Lion and Cub Island, Creel Bay and the Snowy Arm

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 un-weighted 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 and the East Jindabyne Islands if you have a boat to get out to them. Fish from the bank of the islands and spread lines out.

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.

As stated there is no one colour lure better than the other at the moment but my bet is still with pinks and orange colours. Holographic and occasionally white Tassies are also worth a try. 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.

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

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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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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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