Headlines: Not a lot of change in the reports this week . Some nice fish have still been caught in the lakes. Bait fishing continues to be the most productive from reports received.
Lake Eucumbene continues to rise and is now 19.9%.. We have had a little rain today. Lets hope for more. We predicted some great fishing before last seasons sensational spring and early summer. The potential for the lake to fish as well if not better than last season is very real. We are predicting that the fishing will, if the lake gets to 27% or greater be a real eye opener. Watch this space.
The Yamaha and Freshwater Fishing Australia, Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is on again this year.
Dates are Saturday the 31st of October - Friday 6th of November 2009
This year sees the addition of a new 'soft plastics' category. Once againg there is the chance to win a Quintrex boat, Yamaha Outboard Motor, Minn Kota electric motor and Humminbird sounder all on a trailer ready to go.
See www.troutfestival.com for more competition details
Store Trading Hours
Mon-Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5.30pm
Sunday 9am - 3:30pm
Rivers:- NOW ALL CLOSED
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have been quiet but the dam wall and western shores are well worth a polaroid when conditions allow. Woolly worms, buggers, matukas and tom jones will take fish in theses areas no problems. You just have to find them. The dam wall can fish very well at this time of year on rainbows and would be a good option if there is a strong West/Sou West wind blowing.
Other areas to look at are Wangrabelle, Seven Gates, Cemetary point, Wainui and Cobrabald.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been tough for the polaroiders despite some excellent weather again on Saturday. Searching with a woolly bugger will produce a few nice ones or just wander the bank looking for fish and cast a small wet or nymph at any fish found cruising. There is still a heap of weed in many of the bays that is drawing the fish in to the food that it holds.
There appear to be a few more fish poking around the shallows and though they have been sometimes difficult to tempt they are about. Hopfully a few more will start to eat more readily soon.
Try Bushy's horror, gold ribbed hares ear, stick caddis and midge pupa.
Try the Eastern side during the morning and Western side in the early afternoon.
Sids and Rushes bay, Kalkite are all worth a look as is Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay and Kangaroo bay.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene reports have been varied with some good fish being taken by those who put in the time. Deep trolling and drifting and casting lures around the river mouth would be the best methods at the moment
Try areas like Anglers Reach, Dam Wall, Buckenderra and Crowes area.
Jindabyne:- No reports.
Polaroiding with soft plastics would be a great option at the moment. Unweighted or very lightly weighted plastics would certainly suck in a few of the good browns that have been cruising the shallows. Kalkite and East Jindabyne would be a good place to have a search early in the mornings.
After a long period of nil supply we now have wood grubs back in stock. They make a great winter trout bait in the lakes.
Baitfishing in Eucumbene has been excellent with the dam wall being a very good spot to try. Some middle of the day sessions have been good in this area with Powerbait being the most consistent.
Went to Eucembene on Friday night at Yens Bay, the temperature was somewhat
fresh!!, not a fish to be found, feeling pretty down, So on the Saturday,
which was a glorious day, went for a drive to Anglers Reach, within 20
minutes had a nice (very nice) fish follow in to my feet but no take, I was
using a Tassie Devil at the time. I snagged and lost that lure three casts
later. I was still feeling good about the fish following earlier though, I
had a Powerbait (chunky cheese) & scrubworm on a dropper rig. A nice
Rainbow took the powerbait so things were looking up, a short time later
while spinning a wobbler amongst the snags, I hooked up to a similar sized
Brown. Both fish were caught between 1:00pm & 2:00pm.
*Hi Alpine Angler,
On the weekend my daughter, Melody, hooked up this nice 49cm rainbow trout
on Sherbet Powerbait near Anglers Reach just on sun down. A very nice way to
christen a new rod.