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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. 14 October 2013
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:35:38 PM »
Lake Jindabyne
Trout Fishing Report.
For week starting the 14th October 2013

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

Fishing Roundup
Fishing over the weekend was quite good however the winds did not help matters much and the cold change arrived late afternoon on Sunday with today (Monday) minus temperatures early and a cold breeze from the south predicted for the rest of the day before temperatures again warm up tomorrow.
We might even get another cold change on Thursday so no signs of a heatwave down here!
There was a definite improvement to the boat trolling with a few more rainbows now being caught. Reports are that all fish have been caught nearer to the surface with one group of 6 boats reporting zero fish off downriggers for 4 days of fishing however good surface and leadcore trolling so long as you could find fish on the sounder and persist with working the area.
Shore based bait fishing was still good with scrub worms the best however there was one angler who brought up some mudeyes from Melbourne and he did quite week with some nice browns to 5lb with the mudeye suspended about 1 metre under the float.
Don’t however expect to purchase mudeyes up here just yet as they are hard to get and if anyone has any they sell very fast and at a premium price.
River anglers have still been struggling to catch a fish but they are there in the deeper holes but not really active. It will need a few more insects about to get these fish feeding.
All in all the trout are there to be caught and there is not many fishers about, Jindabyne is dead quite, and heaps of accommodation at reasonable rates.
I still have positions left for my Weekend Fly Fishing School on the 26th and 27th October.
Please pass the word around it is a great weekend of casting and fishing and special deals at the moment on accommodation and fly fishing tackle.
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 temperature today was 9 degrees C.
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 –Larger Rapalas Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch pattern and Tasmanian Devil in green and gold (Willys Special).
Best lake area – Waste Point and the Claypits.
Best fly method lake – Yabby Patterns and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing–  Weighted nymphs at the moment, fish are all deep.
Best River Lures – Rapalas, Bullet Lures, 3,5 inch Stumpjumpers.

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

The fish are mainly on the surface and still close to the banks and if you can target structure you will find the trout.
Best colour Tassies have been green and gold (Willy’s Special) yellowing type Tassies at the moment, maybe Y82, Holographic or Brown Bomber as well. Rapalas like the Brook Trout pattern of Perch pattern have still been very successful.

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, and artificial baits the best.
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.
The Tasmanian Devil Holographic, Pink, orange, Y82 and Y48 have all been good and so is the 111 Willies Special.
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.

River Spinning.
The trout are there hut they are still hiding and most are in the very deep pools where you can’t see them.
I suggest working the bottom with lures or soft plastics.
Bullet Lures I am sure will be well worth a throw on the Thredbo River and the Strike Tiger range in more natural colours might just work well first up.

Fly Fishing Lake
Tough work over the weekend but I think the next few days should be OK before the next weather change hits. Early and late in the day is now the best 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 quiet and not too many casts in one spot so as not to spook the trout.

Fly fishing Rivers and Streams
It was tough work on the Thredbo over the weekend with all the  trout deep and no insects about due to wind and cooler weather. Nymphs worked deep is about the best suggestion until it warms up and we get a little more surface action to bring the trout out and feeding.
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.

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For more information on the latest fishing conditions, please call into –
             Shop 1 Snowline Centre, Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne 2627
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