It’s amazing how quickly things change in just one week, the lake has risen over 4.5%, the Goulburn River has cleared, and the Eildon pondage has been restocked and cleared up as well.

The Eildon pondage received 2000 ready to catch rainbow trout and several ex brood stock brown trout up to 8lb and as you would expect anglers are doing well with the local dough, power bait, gold krocs and soft plastics. Bourke st, the footy oval, riverside drive and the boat ramp are the areas to target.

Up on the lake the Murray cod are on big time, last weekend 4 were reported over the meter mark and in front of the dam wall one angler managed 7 up to 65cm. Stump jumpers, bib less crank baits, spinner baits and soft plastics in a variety of colors and down around the 3 meter mark is what anglers are using.

Large schools of red fin have been sighted near the dam wall and the Goulburn arm with between bags of 40 and 70 being reported and some very nice keepers among them.

Similar method for these guys, stump jumpers, soft plastics, scrubbies and yabbies have all worked well.

The smaller rivers are still running clear and well, small jointed hard bodies, scrubbies and celtas are working and this week the best report in was a brown trout up to 4lb from snobs creek. The temperature is going to heat up this week so be prepared to start running your lure that little bit deeper.

Catch you next week


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.