Eildon pondage had been kept between 50 and 70% with a reasonable amount of consistency this week and anglers have had a wide variety of access, but the most productive has been the lower pondage along Bourke st. Power bait and dough was the best bait with one angler landing a couple of rainbow trout that went 65cm a piece, soft plastic t tails also did well over the weekend. Down riverside drive small brown trout were taking the gold kroc, and a 3-4lb rainbow and a similar brown were taken on bait at the rear of the pondage caravan park.

The lake has started to slowly rise with the recent rains and most of the spawning trout have run up the rivers, but there has still been several resident trout being caught on Tassie devils. Anglers have been running the devils at varying depths, from flat line trolling, to using the deep divers and also running them behind the school of minnow attractors most had picked up the odd trout or two. Up near Taylors creek scrubbies from the bank was the way to go. Trolling Tassies was also working for a few nice redfin picked up near Goughs bay and the Howqua arm, Murray cod are still about and a couple of reports were well over the meter mark in size, dark stump jumpers and red and black spinner baits once again in the Goughs bay area.

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.