*Just a report for you guys,
Allan Carpenter from Quenbeyan and Ron Kuhna from Wollongong fished Eucumbene Thursday. Trolling was slow with two 40 cm fish on flatlines-however wherever we pulled onto the bank we picked up fish another six on Powerbait, these were better quality all between 46 and 48 cm. We had dinner at the Adaminaby pub where we met 4 gents who had fished for three days without turning a reel. Friday we fished Jindabyne for 9 fish. We landed 3 on the troll before 7am and another six on powerbait through the day The best a well conditioned brown of 50 cm with only one fish under 46 cm. Saturday morning we trolled for an hour with no result, went back to bait from the bank and landed another three within an hour.
We were packed up and back on the road by 9 am bagged out!
Sorry no pics, although the overall size of the fish were around 3 lb there were no 'trophy' specimens caught. The last two seasons we picked up three memorable browns 68, 78 and 87 cm.
Regards Ron Kuhna
Launching access is available at Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Dam Wall and Buckenderra.
Jindabyne:- Trolling reports have been very quiet but we may just not be getting the reports. The fish should be on the go around the islands and the Snowy and Thredbo arms. A mixture of Lead core and Downrigging should produce along with flat line minnows. Stick to yellow wings and pinks in Tassie devils and some of the Gold holographic RMG Scorpions are a great lure to troll too.
Spinning the Thredbo mouth from the boat is a great way to target staging Browns qth this time of year. Drifting and casting soft plastics and River to Sea Tungsten Vibes is a great way to connect with some good Browns. It is important to get the lure on or very near the bottom before starting a retrieve and keep it down for as much of the retrieve as possible. Using a sounder is a good way to find the actual river bed and also fish. This technique is very successful and with a little time and effort can be extremely rewarding. Give it a go.
A great report from the Thredbo River maouth and lake below.
*22/5/08 - Thursday morning six of us walked the Thredbo River from the bridge to the dam. All but one caught about 12 varied sizes fish. One Brook Trout and all the others were Brown Trout ranging in size from 1.5lb to 9.5lb.
The best catch being a Brown Trout (orange colour) caught by Geoff. Geoff also caught the smaller trout. Both fish were caught between 10am and 11am on Squidgie Wriggles 80mm Rainbow Trout pattern.
Rebecca caught a nice trout (sorry no picture). All fish were in excellent condition and released back into the river.
24/5/08 - Saturday morning seven of us set out in three boats on Lake Jindabyne and headed to the Snowy and Thredbo arm. Warren Dutch caught his personal best a nice Brown Trout (female finished spawning) on a minnow in the Thredbo arm before lunch.
After a BBQ lunch Wayne caught his fish in the Snowy arm on a minnow.
Geoff caught his personal best a Brown Trout 74.5cm, 9.5lb (male) trolling a Squdgie Fish 60mm Rainbow Trout pattern in about 6 metres of water. It jumped about 5 times and had a couple of good runs.
We had great weather and a great time, only two people didn't catch any fish but they enjoyed each day on the lake. We are looking forward to our trip next year.
*Matt Perdrau and Ben Munstermann had a great session spinning with Rapalas around the lake edges. They landed eight fish to 3kg. CD Fives and Sevens were the best lures.
Went up to Jindy last weekend with a few of the blokes, between us caught seven trout. Three of them were caught trolling with tassies, the others were hooked up off the bank at night. Rainbow power bait was the big hit as Angelo Bouzas found when he caught this nice 2.5 kg brown trout, his first trout landed after two years of trying. well done angelo.
To sum up the weekend, it was cold and the fishing was average
Tantangara:- No Reports.
Baitfishing :- Mudeyes are still in supply this week but and are taking some nice fish. Powerbait and Scrubworms hae been good and Grubs, if you can get them, are well worth using too.
*An angler fishing Jindabyne went through 18 Mudeyes in a session this week on Atlantics, Rainbows and a solid 1.25kg Brook Trout. Al this between 9 and 11 am! Great fishing.
I fished with two mates near seven gates last Friday night. We picked up 5 Rainbows between us and dropped another 3 or 4 fish. All were taken on powerbait. Pics attached.
Best areas in Eucumbene have been at Buckenderra, The Dam wall, Seven Gates, Yens, Old Adaminaby, Coppermine, Collingwood, Wainui, Spring wood.
In Jindabyne try Waste Point, Kalkite, Hatchery, Hayshed bay and Curiosity Rocks.