Eildon Fishing Report

Up in Lake Eildon, Murray Cod are back on the bite, with a thumper going over the meter being caught on a vibe lure.

Spinner baits also worked for a couple around the 50cm mark.

Flat line trolling with pink, and clown pattern Tassie devils and daiwa double clutch lures are working for brown trout up to 2lb mark, and the most productive areas this week have been from Jerusalem Creek into the main arm and up to Fraser Camping Ground.
A few Yellowbelly are showing up in the warmer water of the Bays, such as Coller Bay, Goughs Bay and some parts of Big River and Jerusalem Creek.
Eildon Pondage has been kept at a very level this week and some anglers have found it difficult, however a few of those anglers that persisted managed to pick up the odd rainbow trout.

The best spot to target was down Riverside Drive and the pink Tassies, and rainbow and chunky cheese power bait was the most successful method.
The Goulburn River is doing exceptionally well at the moment; Fisheries released 10,000 fingerlings at 4 different locations between Eildon Pondage and Yea during the week and this stirred up quite a bit of interest from the bigger trout already in the system.
As you would expect minnow type lures and soft plastics are doing quite well, but chunky cheese power bait something less commonly used down the Goulburn River is also working from the Pondage to Alexandra.

The Goulburn River environmental flows are also decreasing to 1500 Meg this Monday 9/10/2017 and I believe this will continue to decrease in the future.
The smaller rivers and streams are also still fishing well with bladed lures, with the recent warm weather there has been plenty of insect hatches about so for those that enjoy flicking a fly about there are certainly.

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.