Lake Eildon is still over the 60% mark and fishing well for red fin at the moment, and the Delatite arm is certainly the best place to start. Anglers using scrubbies, yabbies and Baltic bobbers have been doing well moving about amongst the trees. Small and healthy Murray cod are being caught on the dam wall right on dusk and into darkness with cheese, scrubbies, and yabbies. Rapala x raps and motor oil soft plastics have also picked up a few this week as well.

Eildon pondage has seen some nice trout up to 5lb caught at the back of the caravan park on rainbow and salmon egg power bait, and the silver and gold krocs have also picked up a couple in the same area. In the lower pondage riverside drive has had small rainbows being caught on the local dough, and the pink Tassie devil has worked near the floating pontoon for a nice 4lb brown trout as well.
The Goulburn River has been raised to 5000 Meg due to irrigation allocation, so there will be new ground covered with the rising water and the trout will have fresh ground to search. Stick with un weighted scrubbies, and Celta type or bladed lures close to the edges.

Once again be aware that the warm weather has the snakes out and about both in the lake and down the waterways.

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.