Over the past week anglers have been enjoying quite a bit of success in both Lake Eildon and the Eildon pondage. Eildon pondage had another release of 2,000 rainbow trout averaging 200gms and has certainly seems to have fired up the previously stocked trout, Brown trout up to the 5lb mark have been caught on Bourke st on local dough and Kroc lures, near the bridge and riverside drive, power bait and the dough has also worked on the smaller rainbow trout as well. While the pinks in Tassie devils and soft plastics have been the better lures for picking up the rainbows.

Up in the lake Murray Cod up to 95cm are still being picked up on the troll using frog or yellow and greens in deep diving lures like oar gees and stump jumpers, in spinner baits whites, gold, blacks and purples are working well. Scrubbies, yabbies and soft plastics use from the bank and amongst the trees are picking up quality red fin and yellow belly. But anglers trolling bibles crank baits, deep divers and even Tassie devils are coming up trumps for yellas at the moment. Tassie, or king cobras slow trolled are still the best if you’re targeting trout, varying the depth with down under bombs will improve your chances. The best area to hit are the Brankeet, Delatite, Goulburn, the main and Jerusalem creek arms, Coller and Italian Bays as well as woolshed are also worth a shot.

The Goulburn river remains at a consistent flow of 3,300 meg at present and healthy brown trout up to 5lb are taking Rapalas in the spotted dog, soft plastics in the motor oil and even lightly weighted scrubbies. Insect hatches have been on the increase and fly fishermen are doing well using ant, white moth and small black nymphs, rainbow trout up to 10lb are still taking the power bait from Eildon to Alexandra. Scrub worms, celtas and minnow type lures are the go in the smaller rivers such as the Acheron, Steavenson, Rubicon and Big rivers.

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.