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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report For September 2012
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:40:23 AM »
Lake Jindabyne
Trout Fishing Report.

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

With about 2 metres of snow now, measured at Spensors Creek by Snowy Hydro, there is plenty of water to come off the mountains as the thaw starts this month and already the lake has started to rise slowly.
New of course is that NSW Water have announced that there will be a flushing flow to the Snowy River starting mid this month which is a month earlier than last year. How far Lake Jindabyne’s water level will go down will of course depend on inflows from snow melt and any rain we get, so we will just have to wait and see.
Meanwhile the fishing continues to be fantastic with one guy in the shop today saying he caught on trout on fly, two on spinners and 3 with another 2 lost on bait in just 3 hours of fishing early today.
This is a common type of report with most people at last catching something and all from the shore as there has not been any boats on the lake this week and I have not been out myself due to strong winds of the last few days.

If you want the most up to date information you need to call into my shop or check out daily reports on Facebook
You can also WIN prizes
Post your photos with a trout and a Tasmanian Devil or Rapala lure and win prizes in our weekly best fish competition.
The lake level is at 87% and has risen a few inches since the last report. The temperature today was 6 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 but anywhere is OK.
Best fly method lake – Hamills Killer, Black Woolly Bugger and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing–  Rivers Closed to fishing until the 29th September.
Best River Lures – Rivers closed to fishing until the 29th September.

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 there has not been very many boats on the lake anyway with most days last week quite windy and cold with regular fronts and snow flurries to Jindabyne last Friday. Today there is a little ‘spring’ in the air so it will not be long before the water starts to warm a bit and with water levels to drop mid September, this will drive the fish away from the banks and make trolling a little better. 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 Pink, Orangs,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.
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. Try a Strike Pro Cyber Vibe 50 or a TT Switchblade Sunset Gold.
The Tasmanian Devil Holographic, Pink, orange, 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.
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 29th September. Update Later this month.

Fly Fishing Lake
Polaroiding has just started but the windy days make it difficult last week most days.
Look for the fish before casting and you can either try a small nymph and an indicator and fish very slow or if the fish is a little more active a faster stripped black  or olive Woolley Bugger, a Craig’s Night time or a Williamson’s Goldfish will be worth using.
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 29th September. Undate later this month.

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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