Eildon fishing report

Lake Eildon is firing for natives at the moment with Murray cod being caught up to 110cm, but the more common sizes are between 50 and 94 cm, near the dam wall they’re taking purple stump jumpers up the Goulburn arm and Goughs bay way they’re taking large bibbed kuttafurra lures, halco and Predateck in a variety of colours, reds and oranges, yellows and greens, ad black and whites.

Spinnerbaits in the purple or gold are also doing well in the same area. Yellow belly up to 58 cm in the Delatite arm are taking very slowly trolled scrubbies and even the clown pattern Tassie devil, amongst the trees jigging soft plastics, yabbies and scrubbies has also worked well for both yellow belly and a few nice red fin as well. The trout have slowed a little but near the mouth of big river the Tassie and spotted dog Rapalas are worth a shot.
The pondage is now a little more stable since irrigation flows have slowed for the moment, and anglers using the rainbow, chunky cheese, and orange salmon egg have been doing well. This week the best report was a rainbow trout 9lb by Col from Alexandra but there are still quite a few brood stock being picked up as well. The Krocs in gold, 60/40, and willow leaf have all landed trout this week and sticking to the bridge and lower pondage is the best way to go.

Down the Goulburn River woolley bugger flies, scrubbies and Rapalas are working well between Thornton and Eildon, but once again the power bait is working near Alexandra and Taggerty. In the Rubicon river its small hard bodies, soft plastics and scrubbies, up in the Big river scrubbies and vibrax or celta type lure are the way to go.

Heres the results of the trophy winners from the Eildon Action Big Fish Challenge
Juniors Blake L won the Largest Carp at 57cm
David P won the largest trout at 51cm
Seniors Kyle F largest Yellow belly at 45.5cm
Alan K largest trout at 77cm
Heath L largest Murray cod at 95cm
And the Campion Angler was Shane G with an overall length of 848.5cm

He aslo picked up the secret length at 19cm and an encouragement award went to Billy E who did manage a fish but landed a freshwater cray instead.

Once again well done to all involved

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.