Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.

1st April 2015

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FISHING NEWS

With Easter upon us the big question will be ‘how’s the fishing going to be”?

Well if only I can answer that as it will depend on what method and where you are going to fish so read on and I will see if I can help.

Last week it was a little mixed bag depending on the weather of the day.

Michael Sterling caught 8 trout in just under 3 hours trolling with me this week. All of these trout were caught either on the surface at 2 metres or off lead core at 3 to 4 metres deep. All on Tasmanian Devil lures.

Fly fishing has again been for the more experienced with still no rain the trout are easily spooked by people and bad casting.

With lake levels dropping slowly weed beds are now close to shore and so you need to look for a little deeper water when using lures and baits. Float fishing above the weed has been good but mudeyes are now almost impossible to purchase as it is the end of the season and most have now hatched into dragonflies. Best to just suspend a worm or an artificial mudeye and there are some good look alikes about in soft plastic ranges and with a bit of wind on the water to make the artificial move a little the trout are happy to take the bait.

All in all it’s a bit early to predict the Easter weather but it looks like it may be cool and a maybe showers which will be excellent for catching trout.

Happy Easter to all!

Shop hours over Easter weekend will be 8am till 5pm.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE

The Lake level has dropping about 2 to 3 inches a day as was predicted and with no rain the water level should continue to slowly drop from now till after Easter.

The Lake temperature today was 16 degrees C (on the surface).

Best methods to catch a trout.

Best method – Boat trolling was the best method over the past week.

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

Best lake area –  East Jindabyne islands through to the Township.

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

Best River Fly Fishing– Royal Wulff and Royal Humpy.

Best River Lures – Spinners in gold colours and natural coloured minnow lures

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

Trolling.

Good week this week with most fish caught in the surface layers and not so many off downriggers. You need to mix it up a bit and certainly trolling a little deeper is best. 3 colours of lead core line seem to be best. Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ is still the most consistent lure with other yellowing lures to follow and red nosed brown bomber or holographic the next best colours.

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 just look for some deeper water that is not too weedy so as not to bury the bait in the weed. We have some other artificials that look very much like a real mudeye check out these in our shop.

Best bait fishing areas Hatchery Bay, Rushes Bay and mouth of the Thredbo or The Snowy River Arm.

We also have a supply of smaller yabbies at the shop that would also make great bait for those big brown trout.

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.

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.

Fish are still being caught in the Thredbo River with lots of smaller 6 inch trout chasing lures.

The lower and crystal clear water makes it best to either fish very early or late in the day or concentrate on fishing the deeper holes and keep the lures near the bottom for best results.

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.

Waste Point and Wollondibby inlet are worth a try.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams

As reported and is normal for March and April, the streams are now low and the water crystal clear and the trout very spooky. Thredbo river is a better choice for some deeper water but the trout are still spooky in the clear conditions.

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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Have you got a report from your latest fishing trip?

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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