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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For the week starting February 28th 2014
By Steve Williamson. – Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures. Shop -02 64561551

NEWS –
Much cooler weather for the next few days and a little rain in the mountains has been good for the streams and rivers.
Autumn is upon us and we can expect cool night and nice days for a little while yet before winter hits.
Well while some shore based anglers are stating they are doing it tough at the moment the truth is that most are not reading the conditions and fishing the correct depth of water using the correct method so if having trouble you can come into our shop and we will see if we can help. Meanwhile there are no complains about the boat trolling provided again you can get it right and by that you have to troll a little deeper at the moment and you are guaranteed of results.
If you don’t have a downrigger or leadline you can always hire one from us.

NEWS.
It’s only 8 weeks now to the Rapala Discover Holiday parks Family Fishing Competition and we have started to take early entries now. We have a limited number of sponsors packs worth more than $50 so if you want one you have better get an early entry form from us and get it in quick. More information can be found on my web site.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE
The lake level has been dropping a little which is normal and is about 80%
The Lake temperature today was 19 degrees C on the surface and will start to drop slowly now.
Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Trolling by boat using downriggers at 45 feet.
Best lake lure – For spinning Rapala CD and let it sink before retrieving.
Best lake area – Sheltered bays with deep dropoffs.
Best fly method lake – Williamson’s Goldfish (Plenty being caught in yabby nets so they are about)
Best River Fly Fishing– Still some dry fly fishing with hoppers and Crickets about now.
Best River Lures – Small spinners into the faster runs or a 5cm CD Rapala used the same way.
Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next week.

Trolling.
As the weather cools this week we will start the morning off with a surface line and one line with 3 colours of lead core line. After the first hour of light your best with leadlines and downriggers. In the middle of the day we have been using downriggers and still catching trout down at about 50 feet. 35 feet is about perfect if you just want to downrigg early.
The Tasmanian Devil number 111 “Willy’s Special’ or my Black/ Gold are still about the best Tasmanian Devil colours at the moment followed by the yellowing brown bomber. Best Rapala colours are rainbow trout and brown trout at the moment. 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.
Yes we do hire leadlines and downriggers!

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!)
At the moment it is still mudeyes or worms under a float but over the next few weeks you will find that artificial baits will start working again. While you’re waiting for a bite, why don’t you try to catch a few yabbys? An entre of yabby is delicious and there are plenty about at the moment if you pick the right spots. Don’t forget enclosed traps are illegal, so you can only use lift nets. Come into my shop and we can set you up and tell you the best spots at the moment for yabbys.
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
Been hard work but spinning the edges of the lake very early in the morning is your best bet, using with Celtas or flicking floating Spotted Dog Rapalas and Bullet lures.
Best areas have been down at the South Arm, Hatchery Bay or near Banjo Patterson Park.

River Spinning.
Small Rapalas in the floating variety with the best colours being rainbow trout and perch. Small bladed spinners, like the Gillies Feathertails or Celtas in numbers one or two sizes will be also worth a try. For deeper water the Rapala CD5 Spotted Dog or Gillies Tailbender. Best fishing are coming from the faster runs if you can get a lure deep enough.
Fly Fishing Lake
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
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. Yes 2014 is the 25th anniversary of my business and we are going to celebrate!
Everyone will be a winner in 2014 with some great celebratory give always to everyone that books a lesson or tour with me! Lots of FREEBEES including FREE accommodation deals. Subscribe to my newsletter for more details.
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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