We had another great weekend in the Snowy's with plenty of fish being seen and caught. The soft plastic spinning in Eucumbene continues to produce some excellent fish and Powerbait still reigns supreme for the bait fishers! The fly angler are even getting some action on the polaroiding over on Jindabyne. So don't think about it - get out and do it.
*New ramp shots C-Col Sinclair from the Adaminaby Angler .
GOOD NEWS :- Snowy River Shire Council & Snowy Hydro have upgraded and cleared off the silt from the old Denison st at Old Adaminaby and added gravel to the top turning/parking area as well . This ramp can now be used to launch larger boats with out too much trouble. This ramp will now be cleared regularly to keep access for launching boats open on lake Eucumbene.Snowy Hydro are also looking at improving launching area's at Anglers Reach and the Dam wall - so we'll keep you posted. More details on Lake Eucumbene's levels @ http://www.snowyhydro.com.au/LevelThree.asp?pageID=322&grandParentID=3&parentID=52
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. Look for the steeper shale banks around the dam wall area as it's easier to stay out of the mud. There have been some nice browns being spotted through the day in these areas too. 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 Tantangara :- No reports this week.
Lake Jindabyne:- Greater numbers of browns are back from spawning and cruising the margins, with some very nice fish being seen again over the weekend. It will now be worth a wander every time we get a big high pressure system on the map over the next few months. Seeing them and catching them can be two very different things when polaroiding - which is half the challenge. Make sure you walk slowly well back form the waters edge as you'll be surprised how close they will swim at times. As you want good light starting on the Eastern side of lake Jindabyne in the morning is often best with the sun behind you. The best light is between 9am and 3pm , switching to the Western shore line after lunch to again get the sun from behind. Fly patterns worth having in your box for palaroiding include , Bushy's horror, woolly buggers, scruffy's, Rosella's , Jindy buggers , sand cased caddis and black & peacocks. If you get refusals on these I like to throw a rock at them - you'll atleast feel better ! Feel free to ask us how to best have a go at polaroiding as it can be some of the most exciting fishing of the season and is generally at it's best over the next two months. 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
*Tom/Scotto - Hey mate Scott from Canberra here again, after a few days in Victoria fishing I thought I come up to Eucumbene on Sunday for a fish with some plastics. As last weekend was so good I couldn't stay away. Fished up around Tolbar and around Yen's bay at Old Adaminaby with my Berkley GULP plastics for over 30 fish for the day mostly rainbows but with 7 good browns ranging from 3lb to 8lb.Caught most of fish around the bays filled with tress at Tolbar - with some awesome sight fishing - getting to watch the big browns come out and eat the plastics !!! Also tried some Deep jigging in 40 to 60 foot of water landing the best brown. I hope to be up there again in few weeks to try some different techniques as the plastics are taking trout fishing to new level... Scott Butler
*Hi big guy, Matt, Mick and I, dropped in to get a few squidgies on our way to Eucumbene.Thanks for your assistance and advice. We nearly got blown off the water until we sought shelter up at Providence portal. Fished out from the mouth of the Eucumbene river and had quite a few follows on a neon squidgy fish,one big fish of around 70cm came right up to the surface, but I couldn't get him to take. Did manage the one above however - Very promising fishing so will be up again shortly. Regards Warren Ross
Eucumbene:- The great trolling continues, just stick to the main launching area at Old Adaminaby for the moment. 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.
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.