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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report 13 Jan 2014
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:04:44 PM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For 13th January 2014
By Steve Williamson. – Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures. Shop -02 64561551
NEWS - Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures!
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.

We have vacancies for our family / children Learn to Fish lessons held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. BYO or hire
a rod. Cost $20 and all kids get a show bag worth a lot more than the $20 you pay. (Thanks to our sponsors).
Bookings are taken at our shop or by calling 64561551 shop hours.

LAKE LEVEL and TEMPERATURE
The Lake level has been steady at 86% for ages and it is looking fantastic!
The Lake temperature today was 20 degrees C and will rise this week with the warmer weather.
Best methods to catch a trout.
Best method – Trolling by boat has again picked up and shore based on the lake with baits and lures in the early
morning is still very good as you will see by pictures on our facebook page.
Best lake lure – For spinning Rapala CD and Vibrax Spinners and Strike Tiger plastics.
Best lake area – Sheltered bays with deep dropoffs.
Best fly method lake – Black and olive Woolley buggers and Williamson’s Goldfish.
Best River Fly Fishing– Brown Beetle, tea tree beetle, stimulator patterns and Caddis patterns.
Best River Lures – Gillies feathertails, Vibrax spinners and Floating 5cm Rapalas in natural colours.
Let’s have a look at what the fishing is going to be like over the next week.

Trolling.
This week the first real heat of the summer is arriving and so it will be on the water early and later fishing
deeper with lead lines and downriggers. You need to mix it up a bit and certainly trolling a little deeper is best.
3 colours of lead core line seem to be best. In the middle of the day we have been using downriggers.
Downrigger depth however has not been as deep as in previous years either with 35 feet about perfect.
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’ or my Black/ Orange (especially early) 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. Add in a brown bomber number 48 tassie as well.
I have also been doing well with 9cm Rapalas down off the downrigger and lead lines and the Bullet LED
flashing lures also have helped at times. 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!)
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. Artificial maggots are
also worth a try under a float. We also have some other artificials that look very much like a real mudeye.
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 in the day and you can start by spinning the edges with Celtas or flicking floating Spotted Dog Rapalas and Bullet lures.
Still good reports from people spinning with the glow Vibrax spinners in the dark.
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.
Must say I am seeing some good trout in the Thredbo River at the moment and you will also see once again on our Facebook page some of the good fish caught recently.
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.
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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