Recent rains have stirred up the fishing in the area lately and for the time being Lake Eildon is on the rise. Brown trout up to 60cm are being caught up towards the big river arm on green frog pattern halco lures, and from the mouth of big river back to the main arm they have been reported to be taking pink and clown pattern Tassie devils. With the water levels stabilising reddies in good size and numbers are taking scrubbies, soft plastics and yabbies bobbed amongst the trees in the Delatite arm. Murray cod up to 75cm in the big river arm, the main arm and Coller bay are taking frog pattern and blueish green deep diving lures.
In the Eildon pondage ex brood stock rainbows and browns are still being caught but you do have to work for them, there’s a lot of belly whacking going on as the browns are trying to throw eggs. At the rear of the Eildon caravan park it’s still gold krocs and lemon twist power bait picking up the big fellows while down in the lower pondage it’s been mudeye under float, pink Tassie, small hard bodies and the odd rainbow is taking the power bait artificial salmon egg.
The rain has fired up the Goulburn a little, with brown trout taking worms, small hard bodies, soft plastics and black and gold spoon lures form Eildon to just past Alexandra. Rainbows are also on the move in the Goulburn taking similar lures but the artificial salmon eggs as you would expect are also being taken by these guys. The smaller streams are doing well for smallish brown trout on fire tiger and spotted dog Rapalas as well as small jointed hard bodies; up on big river its worms, small bladed lures and double clutch minnow type lures ding the damage.
Catch you next week