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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. August 2012
« on: August 06, 2012, 01:07:47 AM »
Lake Jindabyne
Trout Fishing Report.
For August 2012

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

The road into Waste Point is now open.
The great fishing has continued over the last month and I see no change in that until at least spring when it will possibly only get better anyway.
In the last report I talked about how even novice trout anglers were catching plenty of trout from the edges of the lake and it’s almost that easy – in fact I would say the best winter fishing that I can remember.
Both bait anglers and lure anglers are both doing well. There has been only a few boats on the lake trolling so not a lot to report. A couple of fish in a few hours is about average at the moment although the quality of the trout caught has been excellent.
The lake level has gone down a little but is pretty stable really. At this stage there is not a lot of snow on the mountains and so without a heavy fall this month I cannot see the lake rising all that far this spring.
If coming down for the snow and don’t want to bring your rods, you can hire for as little as $15 a day (plus $6 for a fishing licence) maybe a bit of bait and away you go. Cheaper than a day in the snow by far!
Now let’s look at what is happening in a little more detail.
If you want the most up to date information you need to call into my shop or check out daily reports on Facebook
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The lake level is at 86% and has dropped a few inches since the last report. The temperature today was 5 degrees.
Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Bait off the shore on calm days, lure early and late or on windy days.
Best lake lure –Rainbow trout pattern Rapalas and Tasmanian Devil in pinks and orange.
Best lake area – Hatchery Bay is still fishing well.
Best fly method lake – Hamills Killer, Black Woolly Bugger and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing–  Rivers Closed to fishing.
Best River Lures – Rivers closed to fishing.

Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next few weeks.
There has been very little change since the last report and in fact trollers are reporting catches on all sorts of lures at the moment so I don’t think the trout are real fussy.
If trolling, start the day 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.
Try lead line at 2 to 3 colours. (20 to 30 metres of line out) later in the day or on still days.
Best colour Tassies have been Y82, Holographic or Brown Bomber and Rapalas are ones natural brown trout and rainbow trout or with a touch of orange on them like the Brook Trout pattern of Perch pattern. White lures, like the Tassie Glow, are also now catching a few trout.
Little bit of downrigging at 20 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, bardi grubs and artificial baits the best.
Artificial salmon eggs are still good on the lake especially up near Waste Point.
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, 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. The ‘Trout Quivers’ are starting to gain popularity as one of the better trout lures for the Snowy Mountains, check them out next time you drop into my shop.
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.
Rivers closed until the October long weekend.

Fly Fishing Lake
Woolley Buggers, Craig’s Night time and Williamson’s Goldfish have been the flies well worth using and fishing can now be seen cruising most of the day when it is not too windy.
The shallow bays on the lake are worth a try but you have to be very quite and not too many casts in one spot so as not to spook the trout.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams
Rivers closed until the October long weekend.

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 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 


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