Eildon Fishing Report

Lake Eildon is holding around the 72.5% mark at the moment and should remain so for a while with environmental flows easing back to below 3,000 Meg.

Murray Cod have been a little patchy lately; two were caught on spinner baits the best of which went 83cm, and there was also a competition that saw 2 caught around the 77cm mark.

Brown Trout have fired up again in the main arm with several being caught, the best around the 3lb mark and the majority being caught flat line trolling the old pink and clown pattern Tassie devils, the frog, white and yellows patterns also landed a couple of nice browns as well.

Taylor Bay, Coller Bay and Jerusalem Creek end of the main arm were the areas to target.

Saturday had a rather wild and woolly start to the day with anglers that did venture out returning early and deciding that the arvo would be spent with a bar be que and watching the footy.

The Pondage is still up and down but should start to stabilize with the releases backing off, however there has still been a couple of very nice rainbow trout up to the 6lb mark being caught on power bait near the Eildon Caravan Park.

With that being said power bait is still the best option as far as baits go in the Pondage, the bridge and the bottom of Riverside Drive have also been productive for smaller rainbows as well.

Small hard bodied lures, soft plastics, scrubbies, maggots and rooster tail lures are doing well in the Goulburn, Acheron, Little, and Steavenson Rivers for brown and rainbow trout up to 4lb.

Big River and the upper Goulburn have also had a few nice 3lb brown trout taken on vibrax lures, rapalas and scrubbies, but there is also quite a few smaller one being caught as well.

Catch you next week


Eildon Bait & Tackle

James Anderson
Author: James Anderson

Founder / Director of Lake Eildon Tourism, in operation since 1998 - James is a father of two, has a strong passion for the Lake Eildon area having grown up in Eildon - and today, heads a digital media agency - Turbo 360.