It’s been a very busy Easter here in Eildon, especially when it comes to the fishing; anglers have been enjoying a great deal of success in landing those big ex brood stock that fisheries released into the pondage last week. The lower pondage was easily the best targeted area but some of the caravan park visitors also had success up that end. The best baits were chunky cheese, lemon twist, sherbet, rainbow and salmon eggs in the power bait range, the best lures gold Kroc, pink Tassie devils, orange and gold spoon, and a silver and red dot bladed spinner.

Up on the lake surface lures of a late evening and an early morning have been picking up the odd large Murray cod, while white spinner baits and purple deep divers are working in the main arm and near the power lines for smaller Murray cod up to the 55cm mark. Yellow belly are still turning up on the troll near woolshed for anglers that using stump jumpers in the frog pattern.

Delatite arm Coller bay and Goughs bay are still the hot spots for red fin and moving from tree to tree with a little persistence is still required, soft plastics and yabbies are what’s working for these guys. The big news is the brown trout have started to fire up again with the surface temperature dropping, they have moved back up nearer the top and it’s the old pink Tassie devil doing the damage on these fellas.

The rivers and smaller streams have also seen anglers picking up some very nice rainbow and brown trout. Down the Goulburn near the riverside caravan park, tilo lures, pink Tassie and gold doctor minnow lures, while scrubbies, maggots and even the odd bit of power bit worked a little further down the river as well. Small jointed and solid hard bodies such as Rapalas and the doctor minnows are working in the Rubicon River and snobs’ creek. Anglers using worms and vibrax bladed lures in the Big River have also had a bit of fun over the last week 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.