Eildon pondage is still doing the tidal thing being up and down twice a day with irrigation allocations and environmental flows, but this doesn’t mean it hasn’t been fishing well. Rainbow and brown trout up to 5lb are still being caught in the lower pondage and near the footy ground on a variety of power baits, chunky cheese, imitation salmon eggs, rainbow, sherbet, and lemon twist .The lemon twist is also working well near the back of the Eildon caravan park as well. Pink Tassie, gold pegron minnow and Rapalas lures have also picked up the odd trout in the pondage this week. Spider mud eye under a float early morning are also worth a shot.

Up in the lake good numbers of red fin are being caught on scrubbies and yabbies near trees in 20to 30ft of water, but the majority have been on the small side of things.

Murray cod up to 55cm are taking yabbies from the dam wall, on the troll deep divers are picking up larger cod up to 85cm, and drifting the main arm and using green spinner baits has also proved successful.

The mouth of big river produced a couple of rather nice yellow belly over the weekend taken on deep diver lures and spinner baits, other yellas have been picked up around the trees on bait by anglers chasing the reddies.

The Rubicon river, Goulburn river, Big river, upper Goulburn and Jamieson rivers have been doing well for small brown and rainbow trout, with the odd 2.5lber being caught on bladed and small hard bodied lures.

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.