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Archive Date: 16/07/2006
It was another beautiful weekend in the snowies - just a shame there's not more anglers out enjoying the weather and great fishing
We have seen some of the best fishing I can remember on lake Eucumbene and to a lesser degree lake Jindabyne over the last few months and it should continue right through winter - with the lakes remaining open all year round. Those coming down for the last week of the NSW school holiday period should pack a fishing rod. Remember you can always go back through the Fishing Report Archives if you have missed some of the recent action ! Call into the store for a cuppa on your way through and let us know how you go on your way home - we may even be able to take a photo of your fish for this report
GOOD NEWS :- Snowy River Shire Council & Snowy Hydro have had a grader crew out at Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach today and have cleared off two old roads which can now be used to launch larger boats. They have cleared old Denison st at Old Adaminaby and the old highway at Anglers Reach. These roads will now be cleared regularly to keep access for launching boats open on lake Eucumbene. I will be out there on Thursday/Friday fishing and filming with Mark Berg and will get some more shots for next weeks report.
Rivers:- NOW CLOSED Until Saturday the 30th of September 2006
Lake Eucumbene:- Still some very nice rainbows averaging .800 grams to 1kg being caught at present. The rainbows seem to come in for that hour on dusk chasing yabbies and at first light. Steeper shale banks around the dam wall and western shores are well worth.The falling lake levels have really got the yabbies moving, so fishing a woolly bugger into the night will help you find the better browns.You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouths of the main river tributaries so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids
Lake Tantagara :- No reports this week.
Lake Jindabyne:- Mostly evening fishing with large streamers like woolly buggers and fuzzy wuzzys etc. With the browns now on their way it won't be long till we start to get some polaroiding in , with conditions looking set for a great winter period. Area's worth a look include Stinky Bay, Sid's bay, Hatchery Bay, Creel Bay , Snowy arm and Kalkite.You can also target that trophy fish right through winter around the mouth of the Thredbo river at Waste point/Creel Bay, so long as your not fishing in flowing waters well below the first set of rapids
*Rick,Adrian & Mich from Canberra fished Tantangarra , trolling with flatlines and Tassies in Col 89 for 7 browns and 1 rainbow averaging .800 grams.
Eucumbene:- The great trolling continues, just stick to the main launching area's with the falling lake levels i.e.: Buckenderra , Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach & Breamar Bay. Both flatlines and leadlines at 3 colours have been producing the goods. The rainbows are in peak condition and averaging around the 1kg mark, feeding heavily on yabby's with the falling water levels, while some better browns have also started to show up as they get itchy for spawning. Consistent lures include Tasmanian Devils in Cols 36,89,55, 72,S12, Y82 & Y62. Our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine special,Pink Wings and Pink Bits patterns, Rebel minnows and crawfish,ultra deep Merlins,Stump Jumpers,Rapala minnows and jointed shad raps , RMG Scorpions & Poltergeist.
LURE SALE: We have just recieved a new indent order of Rapala lures including the fantastic new "Glass" shad raps, jointed shad raps & long tail minnows. These are sure to be great trolling lures on the trout - and I will be giving them a swim myself later this week. As a special winter offer - buy ANY 5 Rapala lures and we'll throw in a 6th Rapala of your choice FREE !!!!
Jindabyne:- We have had some great reports back in from Jindabyne over the last few weeks. The best area's have been in the main basin out around the islands in front of town & Sid's Bay over at East Jindy, up around Waste Point and at the top of the lake around Kalkite. Fishing a mixture of small minnows like RMG Scorpions, Merlins , Rapalas & Attacks along with Tassies in just about all the "Yellow Wing",as well as our own Alpine Cobra's in the Alpine Special & Pink Wings patterns producing the goods.
Dave & Neil from Canberra fished out at 7 gates overnight Saturday night with Powerbait in the "sherbet" & "Chartruese" colours for 12 nice rainbows averaging .800 grams.The boys also commented on missing plenty of bites !
The baitfishing has been unbelievable over the last few months with incredible catches coming in from Eucumbene. Just about all the main baits have been taking fish with scrubbies & Power Bait accounting for the most captures. Make sure you pick an area with plenty of weed and some structure like rocks and tree's. The most popular rig is to run your main bait with a Powerbait dropper ( Pictured below ).Power bait naturally floats, so the distance you make your dropper is the distance you can expect your Power bait to be above the bottom. This means that fish will find your bait a lot quicker even if you have cast into weeds. If they don't eat the Power bait they have found your main bait a lot quicker. The hook is important when fishing with Power bait and we have a special NEW "circle hook" pattern from Mustad just for the job - which hooks them for you ! Feel free to ask us to go over the rig next time your in if still unsure.
*Michael Drury and George Farrell from Queanbeyan fished the "Lake" up on Jindabyne with "lime twist" Powerbait , landing two nice Atlantic salmon to 3.5kgs !!
Powerbait Dropper Rig
Best areas on Eucumbene include: Rushy Plains Bay, Seven Gates, Yens bay, Breamar bay ,Providence around the Eucumbene River Mouth down towards Anglers Reach and along the dam wall at Eucumbene Cove.
Best area's on Jindabyne include: The clay pits in front of town, Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay , creel bay and Kalkite.
Jindabyne Dam Wall project Up-dates :- For detailed information regarding the work being carried out on the Lake Jindabyne Dam wall, including road delays etc go to :-
Eucumbene 29.5 % Falling
Jindabyne 58 % Steady
Tantangarra 6.8% Steady
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