Well the Goulburn river flows still haven’t slowed yet, so it’s still going hard at 8700meg but anglers have had success working closer to the bank than usual. Drifting scrubbies and maggots into the back waters is working well for small but feisty brown trout, with one angler picking up several near Alexandra over the weekend. Power bait, soft plastics, small hard bodies and Celta type lures are also working for rainbow trout up to 8lb close to the banks down the Goulburn River. The smaller streams and rivers are also producing small rainbow and brown trout using similar methods, I wouldn’t be using the power bait in them though.

Eildon pondage had a release of 25 rainbow and 25 brown trout ex brood stock averaging 4kg as well as 250 rainbow trout @ 240gm, and there is another release planned for late this month. Anglers using gold Wasabi and Kroc lures as well as the old pink Tassie devil managed to pick up a few of the 4kg browns down riverside dr and Bourke st over the weekend. In the same areas rainbow trout were taking the local dough, salmon egg, pink and rainbow power bait, but you only needed to be 10 -15ft out down riverside drive with the currents being what it is. The footy oval, the caravan park and nursery corner were also areas that produced some nice trout.

Up on the lake brown trout are being caught on stump jumpers and Tassie devils (pink, Tequila sunrise and clown) in depths anywhere between 2 and 5 meters using para vanes and down riggers. Yellow belly are still on the go taking yellow and green bibbed lures, soft plastics, scrubbies and yabbies. Murray cod are taking darker lures such as purples and blacks in predatek, and stump jumpers, and surface lures are also still working. The Delatite and Howqua arms, Big River, Jerusalem creek, Wilsons inlet and the main arm near the powerlines have all been good areas to target this week. A few anglers are getting some nice reddies amongst the trees near woolshed and Italian bay on scrubbies and soft plastics.

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.