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Fishing has been good for some trollers and fly fishing in the streams and the mountain rivers have still been good. Lakes have produced a few on fly and bait fishing has improved with some good mudeye fishing.
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Rivers:- Have continued to fish well with plenty of fish and insects about for them to eat. Dry fly fishing has been great with plenty of varying sized fish being caught. The Thredbo has been great with some good small browns, post spawn rainbows and some thumper browns.
Hot conditions have made fishing a challenge but there have been a few reports of some nice fishing in the higher altitude streams.
There have been hoppers around in numbers so a hopper pattern would be a good starting point during the day.
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The Moonbah, Murrumbidgee, Gungarlin, Eucumbene, Thredbo are all great rivers to have a look at over the next few weeks.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have picked up with some good hopper fishing.
Keys to the fishing have been.
Early in the morning or late at night. Down deep with streamers or fishing hoppers off the bank into very deep water.
Mudeye hatches have been good this week with some fish on the chew too. After dark with a Taihape Tickler or similar pattern should work this week.
Beadhead nymphs, woolly buggers and tom jones have been working during daylight hours. After dark mudeye and streamer patterns have been turning up a few too.
Areas to look at are Wangrabelle, Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Braemar, Springwood, Yens and Cobrabald.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been quiet though the night fishing should be similar to Eucumbene.
Sids and Rushes bay, Kalkite are all worth a look as is Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay and Curisoity rocks.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports this week.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling has varied but flat linedTassies, Lofty's and Stings have taken fish along with deeper running minnows.
Reports have suggested that despite the high surface temps there are still fish close to the surface. One boat caught six one evening then six the next morning all on flat lined tassies, the anglers fished out wide in deep water and had a ball with his kids. The leadcore proved slow.
Just thought i would fill you in on a wonderful and wild weekend.(jan 15th - 19th)
Pete John and myself have been coming up every year for the last five years and this year was rather challenging with fish taking different lures every day..
We trolled friday for 2 fish on crickhoppers. :( Then Saturday we bagged 5 with most taking rapala hard bodies. Just when we thought we had the right lures in the water. We then discovered the tassie (phosphorous pearl) caught all our 10 fish on Sunday all down deep :) We decided to go out Monday which was a big mistake as the weather came in and we headed back to the boat ramp in the snow:( We decided to stay one more day as the locals were saying the fishing would improve with the cold weather. Well they were right as we bagged 7 quality fish flatlining again all on different lures to which we had been using. Canberra Bomber accounting for most of them:) Most fish were caught near the powerlines and in Braemar Bay.
Cheers until next year..
Edge fishing can still be very good early in the morning but you need to head wider or find deeper points to maximise your chances when the sun gets up.
Boat Launching is available in many areas. Anglers Reach, Buckenderra, Old Adaminaby, Dam wall.
Best areas to try would be Collingwood, Coppermine, Buckenderra and Angler's Reach.
Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has not provided many reports this week.
Had a sweet session trolling Lake Jindabyne early Sunday morning.
Some nice bows were landed and one snapped off as Kyle dived for his rod coming out of the rod holder and rocked the boat causing my line to snap on a beauty.
He wasnt happy and I couldnt whinge about losing the fish.
Most were hooked around 6am.
The bait fishing in Eucumbene has been good with many anglers catching a couple per session. Powerbait in your favourite colour has been taking plenty of good fish and mudeyes fished deep or off the bottom is the other best bait at the moment.
Mudeyes have come into their own recently and supply is excellent this week.
Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Yens Bay, Cemetary point and Anglers Reach are the pick of the areas overall.
*The weekend proved very fruitfull for Eucumbene regulars, Flavio, Adrian and John Palmano, Dave Xeureb, Ray Figliuli and Johnny 'scrubworm' Pene. Fishing mudeyes and spinnnig with flies under a bubble a total of 38 fish were landed with many released and quite a few lost. Spider mudeyes were excellent.
The largest was this brown of 1.6kg caught by John Palmano.
Some of the other fish taken are pictured below.
Dave X with a nice pair of rainbows.
Jindabyne has been a little quiet report wise but will produce some excellent bait fishing as over the weekend. Mudeyes Grubs, and Powerbait will be the pick there.
Try areas like Rushes Bay, Hatchery Bay, The Clay pits, Curiosity rocks and Kalkite.
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