Recent rains have certainly changed the conditions of our local waterways, rivers and streams above Lake Eildon have all experienced massive inflows over a very short period. Most rivers are starting to settle down and have fired up the trout, Big River, the Taponga River and still creek are clear and fishing well. Lightly or un weighted scrubbies drifted in these streams are picking up brown trout up to 1.5lb and all have a bit of fight in them and are in good condition.

Similarly the rivers that feed into the Goulburn, the Goulburn river it self is still a little dirty but should be clearing over the next week or so, however the where the clear streams that feed it meet would be a good place to target with scrubbies ,maggots or small lures.
The lake is clearing well and has cooled quite considerably this has bought the Murray cod and trout up to within 4 meters of the surface, Murray cod up to 95cm have been caught in the main arm on bib less crank baits, spinner baits, stump jumpers scrubbies and soft plastics this week. The only report I have had in this week of trout was a 36cm brown that was caught on a fluro pink Tassie devil near Taylor bay.

The Eildon pondage has been very difficult for anglers this week and will remains so until it clears at the moment it very much looks like coffee, but the river flows have increased and hopefully should give it a good flush soon.

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.