Eildon pondage hasn’t been going crazy but a few anglers have managed to pick up the odd ex brood stock trout. There has been a few of the silvery native and lake browns being picked up on lures lately as well. So if you’re going to have a crack at the pondage it was a rainbow trout soft plastic that landed a 7lb rainbow down riverside drive this week, the chunky cheese and sherbet power bait and local dough down Bourke st is worth a shot, near the bridge the small brown trout were taking small hard bodies, and near the rear of the pondage caravan park the old lemon twist power bait is the way to go.

The lake is on the rise slowly and knocking on the 40% mark which means new ground is being cover and areas like Jerusalem creek, the flats at Fraser camping ground, the Delatite, Goulburn and bonnie Doon arms are all going to be worth having a look at. Tassie devils in the white, phosphorous pearl, rainbow trout and pink patterns are still working from the main arm to the mouth of big river.

Murray cod are still being picked up around the marinas on scrubbies, chicken and sausages, but If you’re out in the main arm or the Jerusalem creek end of town, try dark surface lures before sun up and large swim baits and stump jumpers after day break.

Catch you next week

Gazza