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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. 7 February 2011
« on: February 08, 2011, 12:35:06 AM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report.
For 7th February 2011
By Steve Williamson. –
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures.
0408 024436                      Shop -02 64561551

NEWS  - The ONLY thing HOT in the mountains is the fishing!

After the heat of the last week with temperatures in the high 30’s the cool change has arrived and it’s quite cold today with temperatures at lunchtime only 10 degrees (expected to rise to 20? Degrees C) and the forecast overnight is predicted to be down to only 5 degrees. If you live in Sydney that’s a lot colder than the 42 degrees you had on Friday, so if you want a cool change come to the mountains!
With the cooler weather predicted for the next few days the boat trolling should be great and the bank anglers might also get a few fish.
On the rivers the cool weather shouldn’t hurt the dry fly fishing too much and with mid week expected once again to be in the mid to high 20’s the fishing should be great and not too hot to be in the sun all day!
All in all we should have a great week and if you want o get some fishing in now is the time to do it as there are not too many anglers about and you can have the water mostly to yourself.

All in all we should be in for a great fishing ahead.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATUREThe lake water temperature has risen to 23 degrees C and will rise further with the heat this week.
The lake level is about 78% and has dropped quickly over the last week with the heat waves in out major cities making for huge demand in power consumption and so power stations have been generating to keep up with the demand.
Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next few weeks.
The best fishing has still been deep off lead lines and downriggers and most anglers have been ‘bagging out’ quite quickly!
After today’s cooler change you should able to get trout off lead core lines at about 3 colours or 30 metres out, but as the weather warms again this week most of the trout will again be off downriggers as deep as 40 feet.
The best colours possibly yellowing lures, with the number 50 Frog pattern, the SW Lime Green Yellowwings and Y Freddo very popular for the brighter days. Y48 and Holographic (mostly brown lures) Tasmanian Devils in the Duel Depth best in the very early morning or later evening. Down deep off downriggers my SW Black one side and Orange the other is going well and so is the Y Freddo.
Rapalas, (Rainbow Trout or Perch) trolled off lead lines is the best lure for catching the brown trout or bigger Atlantic Salmon.
Other lures worth a try are the Thunderbolts in brown colours for early morning and green and golds for later morning. Rebel Crickhoppers are now also starting to catch some fish and the Gillies spinners behind attractors like ford fenders are also great. Try the Mepps Streamers behind attractors also for the big browns.
East Jindabyne islands, (not many left and be careful when trolling this area) Hayshed Bay, Lion and Cub Islands and the South arm have been fishing very well.
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 Primary Industries (NSW Fishing rules) as to which rivers in the area you can legally bait fish in. IF IN DOUBT DON’T BAITFISH IN RIVERS!)
The best fishing over the last week has been using powerbait, worms or bardi grubs off the bottom.
The big secret at the moment is to fish with bail arm open and make sure you grease the line to make sure you keep it out of the slime on the bottom of the lake. (Try silicone Muslin on your line so as not to damage it)
Best areas for bait fishing at the moment have been, Rushes Bay, Curiosity Rocks, Waste Point, The Snowy Arm and East Jindabyne pumping station.

Lake Spinning It’s been hard work spinning the lake last week with the very hot weather sending the fish deep.
Tasmanian Devils are catching a couple of fish in the deeper water by casting and waiting for the lure to sink a little before a slow retrieve. Cast as far out as you can but best results will be when the water is choppy with a little wind. Yellow wing Tassies are again doing best on the sunny days.
Anglers are still having good success using blades that resemble the goldfish we have in the lake.
Some of the better blades are TT Switchblade ‘Golden Boy’, Strike Pro Cyber Vibe 35 BLG and Cyber Vibe 50JU009. (note the goldfish usually bread at this time of year and the trout love to eat the little ones)

River SpinningWith the heat last week, the Thredbo River gave the best chance of catching a fish but with cooler weather this week and the rain that we have had in the mountains the stream fishing will be better this week.
Try Celtas and Gillies Spinners or Mepps lures and use them in the running water and if no action try sinking Rapalas or lures that get a bit deeper.
Soft plastics have also been worth a try and we are having some luck in the evenings using ‘poppers’ and we have so great little poppers in stock that are working a treat but stock is limited so you will have to call in to see the best lures. Same goes for the soft plastics, limited sock of the goodies so call in and we will show you what’s working.

Fly Fishing LakeSame as last week the fishing has been hard on the lake with not a lot of fish rising at all and surface fishing has not been good however heavier flies which are allowed to sink have been the best chance and fish the very early mornings before it gets to hot and bright.
Most fish this past week have been caught using green and black Woolley Buggers (Bead head) and Williamson’s Goldfish (maybe with added weight or sinking leader). Mrs Simpson and olive nymphs are also worth a try and again let them sink into deeper water as the shallow bays the water is warmer.

Fly Fishing RiversI’m expecting much better river fishing this week and will know more after I spend the next 2 days walking rivers and fly fishing so I will have a better update next week.
Plenty of hoppers are about now and a few nectar beetles.
Still worth fishing a dry fly and a nymph dropper early, or if there are no rises and dry fly during the evenings.
For the dry try a bigger caddis pattern or a stimulator and for the dropper a green or brown nymph will catch a fish for you.

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.
Photos of the latest lake levels can be viewed at
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  Fax – (02) 64 572991


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