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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. 24 December 2010
« on: December 24, 2010, 05:26:44 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For 24th December 2010
By Steve Williamson. –  Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures.
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NEWS Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Thanks for all your support for 2010.

This week the weather has returned to fine and sunny and the rivers and streams are looking fantastic.
The lake is still rising very slightly but I would expect it may start to drop over the next few weeks unless we get more rain.
All in all we should be in for a great holiday period of fishing.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATUREThere are also a lot more obstacles just under the water, including the tops of what were islands, and that makes navigation on the lake quite dangerous, so if on a boat speeding then you have better be very careful! Remember the new life jacket rules also and if you don’t know about them you had better do some research.
The lake water temperature has risen to 21 degrees C.
Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next few weeks.

Trolling.With the lake level still rising so fast, you can expect the fish to be 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.
East Jindabyne islands, (not many left and be careful when trolling this area) 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!)
For those that are land based you might find float fishing best at the moment will all the grass and weeds in the water. At least you will not be getting snagged all the time. Best baits are worms or bardi grubs under your float. Few fish now coming in on mudeyes at the moment but they are hard to get and cost heaps if you purchase them. Too much water in the dams to collect them and they are hard to find!
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.
Scrub worms off the bottom and a power bait dropper is OK in the deeper water. Good reports on Bardi Grubs fish off the bottom also in very deep water.

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 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 SpinningLess water and so the fishing has improved quite a bit.
The Thredbo River is fishing great guns at the moment!
You can now fish floating Rapalas, Celtas and Mepps in the shallower runs.
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.

Fly Fishing LakeMost fish this past week have been caught using green and black Woolley Buggers and Williamson’s Goldfish and are well worth using at dawn and dusk.
Fish the bays for best results.

Fly Fishing RiversBig improvement on the rivers and streams now that water levels have dropped.
Plenty of caddis about and various patterns are catching fish. Hoppers are about now and so are the Snow Flake Caddis.
Still worth fishing a dry fly and a nymph dropper early and dry fly during the evenings.
For the dry try a bigger caddis pattern or a stimulator and for the dropper a black nymph will catch a fish for you.

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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