Monthly Fishing Report
July and August
The rivers are now closed to fishing but Lake fishing during July and August can be quite productive. Lake water surface temperature is usually below 10 deg C. Either surface trolling early and late in the day or deeper trolling with 3-4 colours of lead line all day. Walking and spinning from the banks with deeper diving lures around rocky points and structure can produce catches of brown and rainbow trout.
Bait fishing with worms or Powerbait can also produce fish all day. Keep your fishing rigs light, just enough weight for casting and you don’t need to cast out very far as the fish can be feeding in close to the banks around weed beds and rocky structure. Fishing a worm under a float can be a good method in snaggy areas around the lake edge.
As we get in to August, Polaroid Fly fishing around the lake edges all day can produce good cruising trout that have come back into the lake after spawning.
There are many easy access locations around the lake, Curiosity Rocks inlet, Curiosity Rocks point, Hatchery Bay, the Clay Pits foreshore where the old clay excavation area provides a deep water edge that can hold feeding fish.
The lures that have been working recently are Pink Tassies and gold Atomic minnows, any lure that imitates a Jindabyne Goldfish is a good choice at as the trout feed on them. A weighted casting fly in the goldfish pattern is also a great choice, you fish the weighted casting fly with your spinning rod, they land soft on the water and are less likely to “spook” the fish, let the lure sink and then work it through the water column, pausing and retrieving all the way to the bank.
It can be fun and good exercise to walk and spin fish the lake edges or just set up a bait rod and take in the winter sunshine. We have everything you will need in the shop for sale and hire at the Snowline Centre, just past the Thredbo turnoff.
Lakeside Lures & Tackle
Shop 1, Snowline Centre, Jindabyne