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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. 18 July 2011
« on: July 18, 2011, 09:48:57 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.
18th July 2011

By Steve Williamson. –
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures.
0408 024436                      Shop -02 64561551

Over the last week we have experienced clear cold nights with early morning frosts and fine sunny days perfect for fishing.
The bait fishing has been great and will improve even more over the next month as more fish come back from the rivers where they have been on their spawning run for the last couple of months. When the trout return from spawning, they are very hungry as they have not had a lot to eat in the time they have been in the rivers. This week we expect a little rain and snow as a low off the coast will develop and this should stir the fish up even further and if we do get some decent rain even more fish will return from the rivers.
Boat trollers, this week, will find that after the winds, the oxygenated water will bring the trout back to the surface and that means better fishing for boaters. Lure spinning will also improve especially when the water surface is a little choppy, as the trout feel safer when they can’t be seen easy by predators, including fishers.
July and early August the fishing often depends on the weather as the pressure changes can put the fish on and off the bite even more than during the summer months. The best way to catch a trout is to go fishing, be patient, and if you don’t get a bite today then try tomorrow. The more time you spend with a line in the water the more trout you will catch.
Rivers are now closed to fishing until the October long weekend.
Why not call into my shop next to the Shell Service Station at the intersection of Kosciusko Road and the Alpine Way or give me a call on 02 64561551 for more details and latest updates.
So what’s the best way to catch a trout over the coming weeks – well read on for all the latest tips.

The lake level is at 80% and looking great.
The temperature today was 6 degrees.

Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Bank based lure spinning or bait on the lake.
Best lake lure – Number 48 Tasmanian Devil and perch Raplas are now doing well.
Best lake area – Creel Bay and Waste Point area and Stinky Bay (The Haven).
Best fly method lake – Black weighted Woolly Bugger and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing–  All Rivers Closed To Fishing
Best River Lures – All Rivers closed to fishing until October

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

As you would expect for this time of year the weather determines where and how we fish.
July and early August can be unpredictable as the cold fronts move through the mountains and the lake can also be very dangerous so check the weather predictions before heading out on the lake.
As reported, after the weather change comes trough and with a little rain we will see an improvement in the surface fishing and so surface trolling at 2 metres deep and lead core lines will be the best methods to get a trout at the moment.
It is also definitely worth trolling some minnow lures early in the morning off the lead core lines.  Scorpions, Stumpjumpers, Tassie Terrors and Rapalas are a couple of lures that I have had success on last week.
Surface troll in the shallows early with dark Tasmanian Devil lures.
Best colour is the Holographic or the Brown Bomber number 48 Tasmanian Devil.
The best lures when the weather is overcast have been pinks and oranges or lures with a little pink or orange.

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 BAITFISH IN RIVERS!)
Winter when the water is cold is the best time to try some shore based bait fishing and over the last week the fishing has been good, with worms and powerbait the best.
Tiger worms or scrub worms under a float have been doing very well also for rainbows and Atlantic salmon.
The Berkley’s Powerbait and Gulp Bait are still worth having in the water as some days it can be the only thing that works. Try teaming up the powerbait along with worms.
Put two hooks on the line and combine a worm and a powerbait to double your chances of a trout.
If you want a big brown trout then try bardi grubs which we have in stock at my shop.
Best areas for bait fishing at the moment have been, Waste Point area, The Claypits, Hatchery Bay, Town Centre in front of Banjo Patterson Park and The Snowy Arm.

Lake Spinning
Lure spinning has been good and should continue that way for a while yet. 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 48 Brown Bomber good and so is the Holographic and keep a number 72 Pink Panther in your tackle box as well.
Minnow lures like floating 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.
Don’t stay in one place too long and only put in a couple of casts in each area.
Rivers Closed to Fishing Until October.
Fisheries Inspectors do patrol in winter so make certain you have your NSW Fishing Licence on you when fishing.
You can always purchase a licence online at

Fly Fishing Lake
The fly fishing on the lake is still OK but is always harder this early in the winter. Fishing the small bays and inlets will 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.

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.

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 more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –
             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
Shop – (02) 64 561551  Fax – (02) 64 572991

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