Lake Eildon is doing well for Reddies at the moment and worms and soft plastics are the best methods to use, these guys are being caught in water around the 20ft mark and amongst the trees. You will have success with persistence and not messy around spending too much time in the one spot, because once you’re on to a school it will keep you occupied for quite a while. Italian bay saw one angler land 16 around the 3lb mark, while other anglers did well up near the mouth of the Goulburn arm. Murray cod between 50 and 75cm are taking the big black and gold swim baits near the Goulburn arm, the mouth of Big River and between the dam wall and the Marinas nearby. Brown trout up to 2lb are taking silver and green Tassie devils that are flat line trolled in the main arm and near woolshed inlet.
The pondage is still a little up and down, but small rainbow trout are still taking the sherbet power bait, a couple of nice brown trout were taken on the local dough.
The Goulburn is slowly being backed off probably due to recent rains and irrigation demand slowing; the odd nice brown is taking small hard bodies near Blue Gums Caravan Park. The smaller steams are still the best targets with a nice 7.5lb brown and a 4lb rainbow being caught near the mouth of Snobs creek on a small hard bodied lure. The Rubicon River is being hit hard as news gets out of another brook trout escape from the salmon farm, and yes they are being caught on soft plastics and small hard bodies. Anglers do need to remember that even though these guys are escapees they are still subject to bag and size limits that have been imposed on the Rubicon River.
Catch you next week.