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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report 17th DECEMBER 2012
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:03:58 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For 17th DECEMBER 2012
By Steve Williamson. –
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures.
0408 024436                      Shop -02 64561551

NEWS  
A week of mixed weather conditions had the fishing all over the place.
Over the weekend we had some rain in the mountains and storms with strong winds. At times the barometric pressure was down to 1006 and so the fishing was very mixed.
The rivers were Ok but it was windy most of the time so not so pleasant up high. At least the days have been warm in the mid 20’s so even the rain on Saturday didn’t really worry us.
The shore based angling on the lake was still quite good with the best fish a 6lb brown caught on local scrub worms at the base of Discovery Holiday Park.
Other anglers reported some nice browns also from 3 to 4lb average. The rainbows on the lake are taking the odd mudeye but the bottom fishing with worms and artificial bait still seems the best and the time of day didn’t really matter.
The weather this week looks like it is going to remain fine and sunny and no windy days so the lead up to Christmas looks good.
If you are coming down to Jindabyne over the Christmas / New Year break, please book early for tours and if you want mudeyes or live yabbies’ for bait it may be best to pre order as the cooler weather this year has put mudeyes in limited supplies.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE
The Lake level went down a little last week and the amount of water flowing down the Thredbo is now low.
The lake level is at 88%. The Lake temperature today was 17 degrees C (on the surface).
Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Scrub worms, artificial bait are still good and mudeyes.
Best lake lure – Tasmanian Devil number 111 and Rapalas CD7.
Best lake area – Still look at the sheltered bays for best fishing.
Best fly method lake – Black and olive Woolley buggers and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing– Brown Beetle and Caddis patterns.
Best River Lures – Gillies feathertails, Floating 5cm Rapalas in natural colours.

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

Trolling.
The boat trolling has been very good and we are still catching trout on the surface as the water temperature is not as warm as in previous years, however we have been using downriggers on the really hot and bright days. Downrigger depth however has not been as deep as in previous years either with 25 to 35 feet about perfect.
I would expect that we should see this formula to continue over the next month or so. Start off early in the day with surface lines and the trick is to have at least 60 metres and even up to 100 metres of line out to get best results when trolling the edges of the shoreline, and after about an hour add a lead core line into the equation. With lead lines you should start with two colours (20 metres) early and three colours (30 metres) later in the morning.
The Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ is still about the best Tasmanian Devil colour at the moment followed by the yellowing brown bomber. My new black/gold Tasmanian Devil or the Holographic has been the best for darker conditions and also have been good for downrigging.
I have also been doing well with 9cm Rapalas down off the downrigger and lead lines. Best colours are rainbow trout and brown trout. With water levels still high, some of the better trolling areas this month will be Hatchery Bay and Hayshed Bay and Sid’s Bay through to Rushes Bay however watch the rocks as the East Jindabyne Islands start to reappear as the water levels drop.

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!)
Bait fishing on lake Jindabyne, has been good over recent months with the higher water levels. Mudeyes have been good used under a float or even worms under a float and either let the waves move the float about or if no wind try and wind it in very slowly with a pause every turn of the handle. There are has been some good results of anglers using some of the new Ecogrear Bream Prawn 40’s under a float. These look very much like a real mudeye.
The newer artificial bait the Dynamite bait is gaining favour with the bloodworm and honey work flavours working well over the past month.
Best bait fishing areas are Creel Bay, Hatchery Bay and Curiosity Rocks. Another great area is the bottom of Discovery Holiday Park near Widows Creek Inlet.

Lake Spinning
Best lure spinning has been on the lake has been in the shallow bays early and late in the day and you can start by spinning the edges with Celtas or flicking floating Spotted Dog Rapalas.
Best spinning late in the day is where there are steep drop offs with plenty of rocks will be the best areas. Bays like Creel, Hatchery and the Snowy Arm all fish well. On brighter days, change to a Tassie and cast further out over drop offs, letting the lure sink before you slowly retrieve.
Best areas have been down at the South Arm, Hatchery Bay or near Banjo Patterson Park.

River Spinning.
Fish are still being caught in the Thredbo River also on small Rapalas in the floating variety with the best colours being rainbow trout and perch. You can also try some Vibrax Glow spinners very early and late in the day or some soft plastics like the Strike Tiger, olive pepper and the Berkleys Swim shad.
On the smaller streams like the Moonbah or upper Snowy, a variety of lures will work, but the best will be small bladed spinners, like the Gillies Feathertails or Celtas in numbers one or two sizes. For deeper water the Rapala CD5 Spotted Dog or Gillies Tailbender.

Fly Fishing Lake
Some of the best lake fly fishing is during the coming months and this year with the steady lake level we should see some big fish caught.  Try any of the streamer patterns such as Mrs Simpson and Williamson’s Snowy Mountains Gold Fish. Olive green nymphs and shrimp patterns are also worth a try.
You may get an evening rise after a sunny day but to date they have been few and far between on the lake.
The South Arm, Creel Bay and Kangaroo Bay (if you have a boat) are all great for fishing at the moment.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams
On the rivers, the Thredbo River the fishing has been spectacular as the season has been late this year and we should continue to see some fantastic dry fly fishing again this month.
The Alpine streams are still at their best and plenty of small fish are being caught on dry fly.
Fly selection is not too critical in these streams but placement is critical or else you just scare all the fish.
Flies you must have are brown beetle patterns, Snowy Hopper, Stimulator, Royal Wulff and Parachute hoppers. Maybe a brown and a black nymph if the fish are not rising and a white moth or white Wulff
And maybe you had better throw a midge pattern, brown mayfly and an Adams in as well to make certain you have most circumstances covered.
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.


For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –
STEVE WILLIAMSON’S TACKLE SHOP
             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  swtrout@airlan.com.au     www.swtroutfishing.com.au  Shop – (02) 64 561551 



 

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