Brown and rainbow trout are both showing signs that they are sorting themselves out for spawning, yes both at the same time and yes it is quite unusual. It may have something to do with the recent weather and rains who knows, but the signs are there. Down the Goulburn River the best I’ve seen taken this week was a 10lb rainbow caught near the Riverside caravan park, but both browns and rainbow are being caught from Eildon to the Alexandra Bridge on small hard bodies, spoon and Kroc lures, bladed lure, soft plastics and worms. The smaller streams and rivers have also been doing well with similar tactics.

Eildon pondage has been quite high of a morning recently but a few anglers are still picking up browns and rainbows up to the 4kg mark, the majority of success has come from lures, pink Tassie, krocs in the crab and gold, and spoon lures. A few have been caught on mud eyes and power bait, but the morning session seems to be the most productive at the moment.

Up on the lake trout are hitting the Tassie devils, Rapalas and deep diving lures in frog and green patterns, trolled at varying depths from the main arm to big river arm, pink, clown pattern and the y82 are the best in the Tassie devils and go the larger size in brown trout and spotted dog in the Rapalas. The occasional Murray cod are still taking the deep diving lures in the mouth of big river, Jerusalem creek and the far side of the main arm, while reddies are taking worms and soft plastics in Coller bay and the Delatite arm.

Catch you later


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.