Headlines:Fishing has been exceptional for bait anglers this week with fly and troll producing a few 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. The fish are not coming in for very long, around 30- 60 minutes, but there have been some crackers nearing 2kg being caught. Most are around the 900gm to 1 kg mark. Fish quality has been excellent. There are still enough of those fat rainbows around to keep most anglers happy.
Best flies have been woolly buggers, mountain shrimp, fuzzy wuzzy, woolly worms and beadhead nymphs
Best areas have been Seven Gates, Cemetary point, Anglers Reach and Buckenderra.
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.
Polaroiding reports have been scarce but there are fish poking around so if you get the right day you will see a few.
Try Bushy's horror, gold ribbed hares ear, stick caddis and midge pupa.
Try the Eastern side during the morning and Western side in the early afternoon.
Sids and Rushes bay, Kalkite are all worth a look as is Hatchery bay, Hayshed bay and Kangaroo bay.
Lake Tantangara :- No reports from Tantangara.
Trolling and Spinning
Eucumbene:- Trolling reports have been a little quiet but we have had enough reports to suggest there are still some great quality rainbows to be found around the Old Adaminaby and Buckenderra area.
Jindabyne:- Jindabyne has produced few reports this week. There are still some good fish to be caught in Jinde but early starts are the key to catching them especially when the weather is super calm.
Try pink tassies and yellow wing patterns flat line and on leadcore. Rapalas and RMGs around the edges early can also be deadly. Reports suggest that fish have been chasing the goldfish regulalry so using small minnows is a good way to imitate these baitfish.
After a long period of nil supply we now have wood grubs back in stock this week. They make a great winter trout bait in the lakes.
Baitfishing in Eucumbene has been excellent over the weekend. Some reports have been outstanding with one group catching 38 fish for the weekend with a good number of these being released.
Anglers reach and the Old Adaminaby areas seem the pick though Buckenderra the Dam wall and Crowes should produce a few good fish. Of interest is the fact that many of the better catches have come during the early afternoon 1-3pm and the fishing has tapered off as it gets dark.
Grubs and Powerbait are great at the moment. Scrub worms have taken a good number of fish also. Best bet is to take a mixture of all three then you will have covered all bases.
Jindabyne has been slow report wise but there are bound to be some good fish cruising the edges and will fish very well with any of the baits listed above.
Try Hatchery Bay, Curiosity rocks, Claypits, Stinky Bay, and Kalkite in Jindabyne.
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