Lake Eildon is still doing well for the natives at the moment, with Murray cod and some large yellow belly being reported throughout the lake. Murray cod are still taking large bibbed lures in frog or green patterns, spinner baits in purple, black, gold and white, as well as some land based anglers reporting that cheese or chicken fillets are working well. Targeting the rocky points and outcrops and has been a successful method to picking up the odd big fella. Yellow belly are taking yabbies, worms and on the troll bib less crank baits and stump jumpers. The reddies are still about over in the Delatite arm and ford inlet amongst the trees, down to 10 meters and scrub worms or garden worms are what you’ll need for these guys, but yabbies and soft plastics are still worth a shot. Trout have slowed and started to head into slightly deeper and cooler water but there has been a few picked up on stump jumpers and the Tassie devils in pink.

The Eildon pondage has been a little slow this week but anglers are picking up a few of the recently brood stock on pink Tassie devils worked deeper than normal, local dough and the chunky cheese power bait have been the pick of the baits. But the odd trout has taken a mudeye or scrub worm. The bridge, the back of the Eildon Pondage Caravan Park and Bourke st are areas you will need to target.

The Goulburn River is still doing well on the fly especially with the recent weather and insect hatches occurring at the moment. The river is flowing around the 4,000 Meg mark at the moment and is still very fishable if you target the areas close to the bank, scrubbies and maggots are the way to go bait wise here. Bladed lures, small hard bodies and the motor oil soft plastics have also worked down the Goulburn this week. Big river and the Taponga River have been fishing well with scrubbies and celta type lures for healthy brown trout up to 2lb recently as well.

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.