Lake Eildon is still doing well for Murray cod with a couple of reports this breaking the meter mark again, one was taken on a swimbait the other on a larger bibbed deeper diving lure. But there has been several others between 55 and 90cm caught as well, these guys were caught on black/gold, red/black and purple spinner baits, as well stump jumpers in the frog and fruit salad patterns.

The best areas for targeting these guys have been near the dam wall, Jerusalem creek, and the Goulburn and Howqua arms. The yellas are out and about as well throughout the lake as well and are taking bib less crank baits, scrubbies, yabbies and soft plastics. The odd school of large reddies are being found amongst the trees in the Delatite arm and soft plastics and scrubbies are the go for these fellas. Brown trout up to 2.5lb are taking the tequila sunrise or the y82 in the Tassie devils.

Eildon pondage has been doing well for rainbow trout at the moment on local dough, rainbow, chunky cheese, and pink power bait. One angler managed close on 40 dipping pink power bait into Jelly crystals needless to say he didn’t keep them all but he certainly had a couple of great sessions. The pink Tassie devil and gold Kroc also picked up as few nice rainbows near the bridge as well.

Down the Goulburn river several of the large rainbows that were released back in September have started to show up again with one going 11lb being caught near Gilmour’s bridge, the rear of the riverside caravan park also saw a big fellas going 9lb being taken on a fly and near Martins lane and Alexandra bridge the power bait is still picking up tee odd rainbow trout as well. Scrubbies, small hard bodies and celtas are working for small and healthy brown trout as well. The Acheron and Goulburn River near the breakaway has seen quite a bit of action on the flies over the past week as well and with the forecast we should see quite a few new insect hatches that will keep the fly flickers happy.

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.