Earlier this week Eildon pondage had been firing on all cylinders with at least 8 brown and rainbow trout between 3 and 4kilo being caught, not to mention quite a few of the recently released smaller rainbows. Power bait in orange, sherbet, chunky cheese and salmon egg were the best of the power baits, worms under float and on the bottom along Bourke st had been working and in nursery corner the woolley bugger fly picked up a few nice brown tout as well. At the rear of the Eildon pondage caravan park gold krocs and pink Tassie devils landed several small rainbows and again the odd nice sized brown. Having said all that, since the powers that be, have started these ridiculous environmental flows the pondage water level has been up and down, and made fishing it over the weekend quieten down a little with only a couple of the larger trout being reported.

Up on the lake a few nice Murray cod are showing up in the Jerusalem creek, the main arm and Coller bay areas. Surface lures right on dark, deep divers in purples and frog patterns early morning and late afternoon as well as spinnerbaits cast towards the rocky banks has been the way to go. Brown trout are still taking assorted Tassie devils that are being flat line trolled near the mouth of big river and the main arm, one angler managed a cracker brown that looked like it would have been 9lb plus, while one young angler picked up a very nice rainbow trout from the bank on a scrub worm. Red fin have been a little hard to come by this week with only the odd report of a very nice 35cm fella being caught on a soft plastic near Goughs bay. 

But ultimately if you’re not having a crack at the moment you’re either not a keen angler or you’re at work.

Don’t forget the Snobs creek hatchery open day today Friday 12th of July between 10am and 2pm

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.