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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. 30th April 2013
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:51:29 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.
30th April 2013

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

With the Rapala / Discovery Holiday Parks Family Fishing Challenge coming up this next weekend the eyes certainly are on where the big fish are going to be caught.
Very hard to say at the moment and a lot will depend on if we get some rain or not, however the weekend weather is looking great with sunny and warm days to 20 degrees, but not before a cold change in the next couple of days which may change the fishing significantly.
Whatever happens with the fishing, the Family Fishing Challenge will be a whole lot of fun and we hope to raise lots of money for MS Australia. We have a dinner and silent Charity Auction for MS and a BBQ presentation on Sunday 5th May.
Robert Paxavanos from Fishing Australia will be present at the event and will be doing a little bit of filming as well. Jaimes Dainton from Ballista Lure will be demonstrating his new lures with LED technology and will be handing out samples for people to test out.
Registration for the competition will be from Friday at 9am till Saturday at 10 am. Fishing can start from first light on Saturday morning but you must register and sign our entry forms before fishing. There are lots of lucky fishing and entry prizes so you may net even have to catch a fish to be a winner. Hope to see you there!

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 about 80% and just going down slightly. The water surface temperature today was 17 degrees.
Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Bait fishing from the shore of Lake Jindabyne.
Best Bait – Worms teamed up with artificial bait.
Best lake lure –Tasmanian Devil “Eliminator” and Rapala pink pattern or brook trout pattern.
Best lake area – Lion and Cub Island, Creel Bay and the Snowy Arm
Best fly method lake – Black Woolly Bugger and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing– Black or brown nymphs and maybe Glowbug after rain.
Best River Lures – Thredbo River. Minnow lures like pink Rapalas are the best.

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

At the moment the trout don’t know from day to day what colour lure they like and I am getting fish on a variety of colours and no particular pattern to when and how the fish will bite.
Best however to start the day and surface troll in the shallows early using lead core lines at 2 colours (till 7.30 am) with minnow lures like Rapalas with some orange on them or ‘Pinko’ and then later in the morning change to 13 or 20 gram Tasmanian Devils. Best colour is pink or pink and purple Eliminator, Holographic, and the Steve Williamson black/ cold special Tassie Devil. Downrigging now only to spread out lures on bright still days, but we are still catching trout at 30 feet.

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 on most days, so long as you are on the water at sunrise or sunset and the best baits are  scrubworms teamed up with artificial bait as an attractant is the best way in the brighter parts of the day.
Best areas for bait fishing at the moment have been, Waste Point area, The Claypits, Hatchery Bay, Curiosity Rocks and the East Jindabyne Islands if you have a boat to get out to them. Fish from the bank of the islands and spread lines out.

Lake Spinning
Lure spinning on the lake has still been OK and there are trout about and the best fishing is in the shallows early and deep water later in the middle of the day. The Tasmanian Devil 111, Y82 and Holographic and pink or pink and purple Eliminator have all been good.
Minnow lures like floating Rapalas in pink or orange, 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.
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.
River Spinning
The Thredbo has got some early spawning browns moving trough but how they bite will depend on the rain we get, at the moment they are pretty spooky. Number 1 Celtas and 3cm Rapalas and Feathertails will be good but other lures working well are Vibrax Blue Fox and don’t forget the soft plastics as they can be rigged so that they are snagless (almost) when you want to fish deep where the fish often lie.
Fly Fishing Lake
Lake fishing the small bays and inlets should get some results very early and late in the day if you’re careful not to spook the trout. Woolley Buggers, Craig’s Night time and Williamson’s Goldfish have been the flies well worth using at dawn and dusk. The shallow bays on the lake are worth a try early before the sun rises but after that you had better be fishing deep.
Fly fishing Rivers and Streams
No real reports of late on the Alpine streams and so maybe the Thredbo River will be best from now on. It is Autumn and at times the falling leaves in the river can be a problem, but that will not last too long, maybe a couple of weeks depending on temperatures overnight. At the moment it is best to team a Royal Humpy or a Stimulator up with a brown or black nymph dropper to split your chances. Haven’t heard of glowbugs working just yet we will need rain first I would think and that may come as early as today.

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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