Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

Week starting 17th November 2014

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NEWS

Last Friday the temperatures were in the mid 30.s and good hatches of insects had the trout jumping.

Saturday with the approach of the cool change we had strong winds and dropping barometer and the fishing was a little quite. Sunday it was raining in the morning and windy in the middle of the day however those that braved the conditions did well but those from the bank bait fishing did best with mudeyes catching some nice rainbows and scrubbies teamed with artificial bait accounting for the bigger browns. The browns are still cruising the edges on the lake at night looking for yabbies’ and there are plenty of yabbies about so if you can’t catch trout maybe a feed of yabbies’ is the way to go?

Let’s have a look at what we can expect over the coming week but please note there is not a lot of change.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

Water temperatures on the lake have risen very slightly on the surface due to the sunny warm days and sits at about 16 degrees C. This should see a start to some better surface fishing in the early morning. The lake level has been pretty stable over the past week and is looking fantastic. For levels you can go to www.snowyhydro.com.au

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Bait is still going well but trolling deeper is also very good.

Best lake lure –Holographic and green and gold Tasmanian Devils.

Best lake area – Rushes Bay, East Jindy islands and Lion and Cub Islands.

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

Best River Fly Fishing–White moth and caddis patterns. Brown nymphs through the faster runs.

Stream fly fishing – Streams are looking good now so we should start to get some better reports.

Best River Lures – Rapala type minnows get them down and fish them slowly.

 

Trolling.

The trout are still being caught from the surface to 35 feet and there is no real pattern at the moment.

If trolling, start the day (before the sun hits the water) 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 for the bigger brown trout.

Later in the morning, try lead line at 2 to 3 colours. (20 to 30 metres of line out) later in the day or on still days and even downriggers to 30 feet.

Best colour Tassies have been holographic, Brown Bomber, green and gold yellowing type. Rapalas that look similar to our goldfish and spotted dog pattern have still been very successful.

Little bit of downrigging at 20 to 30 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 mudeye fishing has been excellent but there is a short supply of mudeyes so maybe best to try and order some before you arrive..

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.

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. Warlock lure in greenish colours and work it slowly through the shallows.

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

The Thredbo was fishing a lot better with the fish holding deep in the pools. The fish are there they were jumping everywhere last Friday evening, catching them was tricky! You had to work the snags and the lures needed to get down and were best worked very slow in the very cold and quite often faster water. I would expect after the rain and snow the river will become a little stained and the spinning should be great

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

Much better fishing conditions now that the weather has warmed. As predicted there were a couple of good evening rises and it was mainly white moth and caddis patterns that were best however don’t discount a small adams.

Fly Fishing Lake

Woolley Bugger, a Craig’s Night time or a Williamson’s Goldfish will be the best over the next. Back to better weather by the weekend and even may see a little late evening dry fly on the lake.

 

 

 

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.

Photos of the latest lake levels can be viewed at www.swtroutfishing.com.au

 

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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