Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

23rd February 2015

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NEWS

With the cooler weather and showers about the trout fishing on the lake for shore based lure and bait anglers will be excellent with dawn and dust the best time to fish. The bait anglers are best trying mudeyes under a float or rainbow artificial baits suspended off the bottom.

Boat anglers trolling Tasmanian Devil type lures from 3 metres to 10 metres deep will also find that you can fish longer into the morning with the cloud cover extending the fishing session.

Fly anglers may have to wait until the sun to comes out later in the week to get the best evening dry fly fishing.

Overall I must say that I have never seen the hills so green and there is plenty of water to make the  trout happy.

In fact a very unusual season that has been great for the trout.

If I can say one thing and that is that given the conditions it is disappointing that there are so few people up here in the mountains taking advantage of the conditions.

If you have the time NOW is when you should be up in the mountains fishing, sure it is hit and miss some days with the crazy weather patterns but that is nothing unusual for the Snowy Mountains is it?

Otherwise I have pretty much left this report the same as previous weeks.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level has been very stable over the last month even though water is being pumped out. Inflow from rain and storms is keeping the levels almost the same as last November and it has varied very little over the past 4 months allowing for weed beds to establish.!

The Lake temperature today was 18 degrees C (on the surface) dropping a little over the last week.

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Cooler weather has certainly improved the lake fishing for shore based anglers.

Best lake lure – Yellow wing Tasmanian devil lures like number111 ‘Willy’s Special”.

Best lake area –  Waste Point for bigger brown trout.

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

Best River Fly Fishing– Brown Beetle, tea tree beetle, White moth, stimulator patterns and Caddis patterns.

Best River Lures – Spinners in gold colours.

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

Trolling.

The boat trolling has had its good and bad days again this week with the weather changes and the rising and falling barometer making it interesting fishing with more storms outside as I write. You need to mix it up a bit and certainly trolling a little deeper is best. 3 colours of lead core line seems to be best. In the middle of the day we have been using downriggers. Downrigger depth however has not been as deep as in previous years either with 35 feet about perfect.

The Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ is still about the best Tasmanian Devil colour at the moment followed by the yellowing brown bomber. My new black/gold Tasmanian Devil or the Holographic has been the best for darker conditions and also have been good for downrigging.

Better trolling areas this month will be Hatchery Bay and Hayshed Bay and Sid’s Bay through to Rushes Bay.

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!)

Bait fishing should remain good around the mouths of creek inlets if we get the predicted rain. Mudeyes used under a float or even worms under a float. We also have some other artificials that look very much like a real mudeye check out these in our shop.

Best bait fishing areas Wollondibby Inlet, Rushes Bay and mouth of the Thredbo or The Snowy River Arm. Another great area is the bottom of Discovery Holiday Park near Widows Creek Inlet.

Lake Spinning

Spinning lures also around the inlets will be good. Brighter flashy lures if the water looks dirty. Gillies feathertails, Celtas or Yellowwing Tasmnian Devil Lures.

Try fishing the Wollondibby Inlet, Rushes Bay 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.

Fish are still being caught in the Thredbo River and the river is a little bit higher and a little bit stained helping the fishing for lure anglers. Try some Gillies Feathertails or Vibrax Glow spinners very early and late in the day or some soft plastics like the Strike Tiger, olive pepper.

Fly Fishing Lake

Try any of the streamer patterns such as Mrs Simpson and Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish. Olive green nymphs and shrimp patterns are also worth a try.

As the week goes by and the days warm up, you may get an evening rise.

The South Arm, Creel Bay and Kangaroo Bay (if you have a boat) are all great for fishing at the moment.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

Dry fly fishing is at its best now but a lot this week will depend on how much rain we get. The Alpine streams are looking fantastic but again rain effected but they usually clear fast however storms are predicted for most of the week so we will have to wait and see. Flies you must have are brown beetle patterns, White moth, Snowy Hopper, Stimulator, Royal Wulff and Parachute hoppers. Maybe a brown and a black nymph if the fish are not rising.

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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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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