Eucumbene fishing has been great for troll and bait with the fly fishing also starting to pick up.
Fishing in the local area has continued to be excellent for bait and troll. So get out your gear and come fishing up here!
Photo below is the Eucumbene river at Kiandra. A bit of snow and a reasonable flow should see the lake starting to rise in coming weeks.
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Rivers:- Now all closed. Re open October 2nd 2010.
Lake Eucumbene:- Fly reports have improved with some nice rainbows about for those willing to search. There are also more and more browns getting back from spawning and searching the edges for food.
*The two man fishing team of "He who is Possessed" and "The Sook" AKA Dave and Bushy have been fishing in all weather conditions over the last week and managing to catch a few rainbows walking the shore. Better weather has produced better fishing with rain, wind and lightning sending one of them into hiding in the tent afraid to venture out. Better weather eventually did bring him back out onto the lake and the fish responded well.
A sign of good things to come.
Suggest wooly buggers, beadhead green fuzzy wuzzy's, tom jomes and midge pupa will all work depending on the conditions of the day.
Best areas to try would be the Dam wall, Seven Gates, Collingwood and Coppermine bay. A boat would be an advantage at present.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne reports have been tough despite conditions for polaroiding were outstanding on the weekend but the finding fish with the rising water has been difficult by all accounts.
Nightime fishing reports have been quiet too but may be a better option currently.
All this will change as the rising lake level covers newer ground and warms with the onset of Spring. There will be some fantastice shorebased fishing in coming weeks.
Try Hayshed, Sids, Waste point and Kalkite.
Lake Tantangara :- Reports have been quiet with access difficult due to all the snow of the last week. With the lake at 17.7 % the fishing will be good if the lake continues to rise over the next few weeks.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Eucumbene trolling reports have been very good with a few boats catching some nice fish.
Overal the lake has been fishing very well on the troll with diving minnows being the most effective producing fish.
*Jay Allen and his mates from Canberra have had yet another good weekend trolling. A mixture of browns and rainbows on diving minnows. The pictures show the range of sizes and lure types used.
Best lures this week were Viking minnows, tassie's in purple and pink and a virtually any minnow in rainbow trout colours.
Edge fishing has been good but deeper water and fishing lures deeper is the go if it is clear and bright.
Collingwood and Cobrabald areas have been very good.
Boat launching is still very good at the Old Adaminaby ramo and Jacqui from Buckenderra reports that they have moved their ramp to a new spot and is working well.
Jindabyne:- Deep trolling seems to be a little more productive in Jindabyne with the eastern shore producing some good browns.
Nothing exciting to report from Jindabyne from yesterday unfortunately, apart from the picture perfect weather, the fishing was nothing short of frustrating&&. Spent 10 hours on the water working Kalkite waters, Snowy & Thredbo river arms, and Eucumbene arm with flatline trolling, leadcore, downrigging, and lure casting from the boat, all for zilch. The only fish we got were a female rainbow of 830 grams on powerbait from the bank during lunch, and an undersized brook trout on a minnow lure from the bank around the same time also.
Good weather does not necessarily mean good fishing hey!