Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

20th April 2015

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FISHING NEWS

We wanted it and we got it. Rain over the weekend stirred the trout into action and the colder weather put the trout on the bite once again. The lake fishing certainly picked up on Sunday after a quite end to the week, and although it was wet and cold it was certainly worth while putting up with cold feet.

The Thredbo River also fish exceptionally well with the river level up and a little dirty providing excellent conditions for some early spawning brown trout to enter the river.

Lure anglers had a ball on Sunday with big Rapala lure catching a lot of fish especially the more aggressive male brown trout.

While the worst of the rain has now passed us this week is going to continue to be a lot colder with the start of the week with maximum temperatures about 10 degrees and later in the week maybe up to 16 degrees before another cold snap possible in time for the weekend.

 

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LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level continued to drop over the past week and is now sitting at 79%

The Lake temperature today was 14 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Thredbo river is fishing well after the rain with some big brown trout caught in the lower sections.

Best lake lure – Yellow wing Tasmanian devil lures like number111 ‘Willy’s Special” and Y48 Brown Bomber.

Best lake area –  Creel Bay may fish well after the cold change.

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

Best River Fly Fishing– Colder weather looks like glowbugs and nymphs will be best.

Best River Lures – Bigger minnow lures in brown trout, rainbow trout or spotted dog patterns

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

 

Trolling.

With the very cold weather and rain the trout will be back to the surface again. 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.

Better trolling areas this month will be Sid’s Bay through to Rushes Bay and on to the township.

 

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 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.

 

Lake Spinning

Spinning lures also around the inlets will be good. Some brook trout are also being caught at the moment showing the water is getting a lot cooler.

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.

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.

Big changes on the river this week with the rain and cold weather abd some great fishing for the next few days until the water level drops again and the water clears and the fish may become a little shy again if that happens.

Big Rapalas and maybe try drift rigging with glowbugs while the water is still high and dirty.

Try some Gillies Feathertails or Vibrax Glow spinners when the water clears or some soft plastics like the Strike Tiger.

 

Fly Fishing Lake

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

I am expecting that things have now completely changed on the rivers and streams with the recent rain and snow in the mountains and so it looks like we will be back to using nymphs and streamers and it will depend on how much more rain we get to see if there are any early spawners in the Thredbo river.

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 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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