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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.
« on: November 22, 2010, 09:14:48 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report . For 22nd November 2010
By Steve Williamson. –
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures.
0408 024436                      Shop -02 64561551
At last we have had a week of reasonably good weather and that reflects in the surface temperature of the water which has now risen to 19 degrees C and warming a little more during the day.
Given the better weather we are also seeing a few more insect hatches now and more fish rising on the streams which are a little more fishable now the levels have dropped.
Over the coming week we should have a continuation of stable weather which will be good, and hopefully some great fishing.

EXPLORING KHANCOBAN WEEKENDI have had a transfer for the Exploring Khancoban weekend starting on Friday 26th.
If you would like to come, this is your chance.
This weekend is being set up for those fly anglers that would like to explore the other side of the Snowy Mountains. As many rivers, steams and lakes will be explored over the weekend as we can, but at a relaxed pace to ensure you also have time to take in the beauty of the Khancoban area.
Check it out on my web site or e-mail me for more details.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATUREThe water level of Lake Jindabyne has now exceeded the position it was at before the water release down the Snowy River and it at least 80% and not far off coming into the corner of the camping area at Discovery Holiday Park. 
The lake water temperature has risen to19 degrees C and finally warming up a little and the rainbows are starting to become a little more active .
Have a look at the photos on my web site and you will see just how high the water level is.
Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next few weeks.

Trolling.With the lake level now back to covering new grass around the margins, you can expect the fish to start moving in closer so early morning you will need to troll close in to the edges.
Trolling small minnow lures off the lead core lines through the shallows at sunrise and sunset is producing mostly rainbows now with the occasional good brown trout.13 gram Tasmanian Devils are still going best with possibly yellowing lures better now, with Y Freddo very popular. The best lures over this week have been my definitely greens and gold’s and Tasmanian Devils in the Duel Depth best in the later morning with this lure getting down a little deeper.
Rapalas, trolled off lead lines is the best lure for catching the brown trout.
Blades are still fishing OK around the margins, we have a good selection in our shop – most resemble the gold fish we have in our lake and the trout are hitting them hard.
You don’t have to fish these deep at the moment, but there is an advantage to being able to spread lures at different depths on the brighter days and so downriggers at about 25 to 30 feet are still worth having out.
East Jindabyne islands, Hayshed Bay, Lion and Cub Islands and the South arm have been fishing very well.
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 Primary Industries (NSW Fishing rules) as to which rivers in the area you can legally bait fish in. IF IN DOUBT DON’T BAITFISH IN RIVERS!)

Scrub worms off the bottom and a power bait dropper has been best over recent days and some big fish are being caught. Good reports on Bardi Grubs over the last few days as well and the bigger browns have been caught this way.
Mudeye fishing experts are telling me that they are getting more fish on Powerbait at the moment and Mudeyes still need warmer water temperatures. Maybe later this week mudeye fishing may improve.
The big secret at the moment is to fish with bail arm open and make sure you grease the line to make sure you keep it out of the slime on the bottom of the lake.
Best areas for bait fishing at the moment have been, Rushes Bay, Curiosity Rocks, Waste Point, The Snowy Arm and East Jindabyne pumping station.

Lake Spinning
Water level is rising again and so the fish are moving back into the edges and shallow bays.
Start the day off by fishing these areas and then move out deeper.
Spin close around rocky outcrops for best results later on in the day in the day and use smaller lures like Celtas or Gillies Spinners or the Vibes around the shallow bays after dark. Don’t stay in one place too long and only put in a couple of casts in each area.
Tasmanian Devils are catching fish in the deeper water by casting and waiting for the lure to sink a little before a slow retrieve. Cast as far out as you can but best results will be when the water is choppy with a little wind. Yellow wing Tassies are again doing best on the sunny days.
Anglers are still having good success using blades that resemble the goldfish we have in the lake.
Some of the better blades are TT Switchblade ‘Golden Boy’, Strike Pro Cyber Vibe 35 BLG and Cyber Vibe 50JU009.

River SpinningA return to less water and clear conditions means that you have to be a little more careful you don’t scare the trout when casting so smaller lures are now better.
Fishing the faster runs has produced the best fish.
Sinking minnows like Rapalas have still been best in the pools, where you can toss them in and let them sit a while before retrieving.
If you can get a lure closer to the bottom you will get more strikes.

Fly Fishing LakeMost fish this past week have been caught using Craig’s Night time and Williamson’s Goldfish and are well worth using at dawn and dusk.

Fly Fishing RiversThe rivers and streams are now looking fantastic and I am hoping the warm weather predicted may pick up the dry fly fishing.
There are plenty of caddis about but we are still waiting for hoppers and beetles to turn up.
Starting to see a few tea trees flowering so we should have a bit more to talk about next week.
The Mowambah River is also flowing better now but a few more insects are needed before it starts to fish at its best.

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

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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