With the Eildon pondage being restocked last week with 310 brown trout ex brood stock averaging 4kg it certainly received a lot of attention over the weekend. Many anglers reported doing well with the pink or orange Tassie and the Kroc lures in gold, crab, hot pink and brown trout patterns. The local dough was the pick of the baits and several were taken on a variety of power baits. With the addition of so many large trout it fired up the previously stocked trout, several smaller rainbows and one that looked easily 11lb were also being caught frequently, the lower pondage was the best area to target but the rear of the pondage caravan park saw a few thumpers caught as well.
Great signs of improvement for the lake with a couple of Murray cod being caught over the meter and several between 60 and 86cm were also reported, yabbies, worms and chicken fillets were the best baits, trolling deep diving lures and spinner baits were also successful. Yellow belly and reddies are taking worms, yabbies, bobbers, ice jigs and soft plastics on the edge of the tree lines in reasonably deep water. Brown trout are coming up closer to the surface from early to midmorning and are taking jointed hard bodies in the main arm.
The Goulburn River is producing some very good quality brown and rainbow trout, worms, maggots, red Tassie devils, soft plastics and small hard bodies are the winning techniques at the moment. The walnuts reserve, Thornton beach, Gilmour’s bridge and mac martins lane all did well over the weekend. Anglers targeting the Rubicon River and big river are picking up small but very healthy brown trout on scrubbies, small bladed vibrax lure and minnow type soft plastics.
Catch you next week