Rain and strong winds made fishing difficult on the weekend but the water levels of all the lakes are really starting to rise. Check out Tantangara, 28% this week!
Flyfishing in Lake Eucumbene is improving rapidly with the best fish this week a 2.75kg brown. Tantangara should fire too.
Bait and troll has been excellent in the lakes also. So get out your gear and come fishing up here!
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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.
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 suggested tough fishing and polaroiding. There were good conditions during the week but they were hopeless on the weekend. Despite this there has been a few better reports on the polaroiding front.
Jindabyne is set to fire as the rising lake level continues to cover new 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 :- With the level of Tantagara at a Snowy Hydro reported 28% the fishing up there will be fantastic. Access may still be an issue with all the rain of the weekend, but certainly if you can get in, there should be some great fishing over flooded ground. Though the water temp is likely to be cold there should be enough food items getting forced out of the ground to tempt a few fish in close. It has been five years since the lake has been this high!
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 a mixture of flatline and leadcore working very well.
*Ken Sykes caught this 725gm rainbow and a 1.7kg brown trout trolling with Tassie devil #67 recently. Ken was fishing in the Buckenderra arm.
Best lures this week were Viking minnows, tassie's in frog, yellows aand 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.
Middilingbank has been good this past week and the Collingwood bay area continues to fish well.
Boat launching is still very good at the Old Adaminaby ramp and Jacqui from Buckenderra reports that they have moved their ramp to a new spot and it is working well.
Jindabyne:- Deep trolling seems to be a little more productive in Jindabyne with the eastern shore producing some good browns.
*Matthew Collins and Rodney Woodward fished East Jindabyne late last week and managed these nice fish. The fish were taken on a #7 Thunderbolt on three colours of leadcore.
Bait fishing has been excellent with some nice reports of rainbows and being taken on powerbait and grubs.
*Kirsten Greenway caught this 2 kg (gutted) brown trout on a grub and powerbait cocktail out of Buckenderra recently. A very nice fish.
Best locales to try in Eucumbene continue to be Seven Gates, Buckenderra, Cobrabald, Wangrabelle, Homeleigh Bay and the Dam wall.
Jindabyne reports were again quiet this week, though there have been a few browns cruising the edges at times. With the weed beds further out with the rising water casting a bait out further should increase your chances.