Lake Eildon is turning green and gold, well that might be a bit of an exaggeration but over the long weekend there were quite a few good reports of Yellow belly and Murray cod ( a few over the meter Mark) coming in. Up in Big river they were taking yabbies, one Murray cod went 87cm and a couple of yellas went 53 and 60cm. Smaller cod between 40 and 55cm were taking purple stump jumpers and motor oil soft plastics in front of the dam wall. Predateck boomers in black and white were working well towards Jerusalem creek. In the main arm one yella and a brown trout took the orange Tassie devil, there was also reports coming in from Goughs bay and the delatite arm of very nice cod and yellow belly being caught as well. Red fin are also about taking scrub worms and soft plastics near woolshed and Italian bay.

With the Goulburn river being very high at the moment most anglers were struggling this week, but those that had been targeting the back waters and the newly covered grassy areas managed to land a few very nice trout. Power bait in the orange was working down near Mc Martins lane and Thornton beach, over the back waters below Thornton anglers using floating rapalas managed a few nice brown trout, the Rubicon river was producing small but healthy rainbows on Celta and bladed type lures towards the lower end.

The Eildon pondage being up and down like a yoyo was also a little slow but anglers targeting the shallows near the floating jetty using power bait managed the odd ex brood stock rainbow trout, power bait was also working near the bridge, footy oval and the Eildon pondage caravan park. While down riverside drive lures and soft plastics were the better option.

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.