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Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For 20th January 2014
« on: January 20, 2014, 09:34:34 AM »
Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Report. For 20th January 2014
By Steve Williamson. – Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures. Shop -02 64561551
I still have vacancies for my Beginners Fly Fishing Weekend Course next weekend the 25th and 26th January.
We have a fantastic facility with purposely built casting pond and a dam stocked with trout ready for you to catch.
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The lake level has been dropping a little due to the heat of last week now at 84%.
The Lake temperature today was 21 degrees C but much cooler weather is predicted this week.
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.
The day started at about 10 degrees today so much cooler for trout fishing and a little more activity is expected with a cooler week with some light showers.

Start the morning off with a surface line and one line with 3 colours of lead core line. 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.
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.
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!)
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.
Storms in the mountains put a little more water into the rivers and streams and the Threddbo has been a little stained over recent days but this is good for fishing.
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
This week your best fishing will be sunrise and sunset. 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
As already reported the Thredbo was a little higher and a little stained but the fishing has still been OK given the heat wave of last week. The rain in the mountains has helped and water temperature is only 17 degrees.
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.
Post your photos on Facebook with a trout and a Tasmanian Devil or Rapala lure and win prizes in our weekly best fish competition.
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. 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.
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
Shop – (02) 64 561551


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