Headlines:There has been few reports this week though a large number of anglers have been out and about on the lakes.
Lake Jindabyne has had a good number of large atlantic salmon released into it from Gaden recently. A few of these larger fish have turned up already and there are a few brook trout showing up as well.
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Lake Eucumbene:- The lake has been a little better in the Anglers Reach area with a few good rainbows and browns being taken in the evening. Fish quality has been excellent. There are still enough of those fat rainbows around to keep most anglers happy.
Seven gates produced some good fish off the bank last weekend so fly anglers would do well to concentrate their efforts in that area.
Lake Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been great in the evenings and there is plenty of good polaroiding opportunities when the weather is good. 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.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports from Tantangara.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Trolling reports have been very quiet though anecdotal reports suggest there are still some great quality rainbows to be found around the Old Adaminaby area.
Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has been good with some nice fish taken trolling around the outside of the weed beds in many of the bays. Big nine and eleven cm trout pattern Rapalas would do well on the big browns as will the larger Alex tango lures. Getting these down a bit is the key to the big browns. Rainbows will still take these larger lures at times but smaller minnows and tassies will work a little better.
*Ashley Slapp caught a great Atlantic salmon recently trolling at Jindabyne. Weighing in at 2.25kg it was caught on a tassie devil #89.
After a long period of nil supply we should have some wood grubs back in stock this week. Fingers crossed.
Scrub worm and powerbait fishing has been great over the weekend. Best colours in the powerbait have been have been the Rainbow and Sherbert nuggets along with Scrub worms have been doing very well over the last week as well.
Eucumbene has picked up with some good fish this week especially from the Seven gates area. Look for soaks and drop offs for best results. The Dam wall area can start to fire at this time of year and is another hot spot to try for some rainbows.
Areas that will fish well are Seven Gates, Bukenderra, Anglers Reach, The Dam wall and Braemar area and the Yens bay area.
Best areas in Eucumbene would be Coppermine, Buckenderra and Seven gates.
Try Hatchery, Curiosity rocks, Claypits, Stinky Bay, and Kalkite in Jindabyne.
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