Irrigation demands have slowed and the Goulburn River is now flowing at less than 4,000 mega litres, the oxygen level raised a little and the trout came back on the bite. One angler landed 6 all over the 1lb mark brown trout using a small jointed hard bodied lure near Blue gums Caravan Park, from his kayak. Others were having success on soft plastics, Celta’s and scrubbies further down the Goulburn River towards Alexandra. The Rubicon River is still doing well for trout and the occasional Atlantic salmon and they’re pretty much taking anything that’s thrown at them.

Eildon pondage has also fired up a little with the gold krocs and lemon twist power bait back on the menu behind the Eildon caravan park, while down riverside drive the salmon egg power bait picked up a 6lb brown trout and Bourke st had a couple of rainbow trout taken on the local dough. The recently stocked smaller rainbow trout are still about and taking assorted power baits.

Now to the lake Eildon, Red fin are still going off once you locate them and 18-20ft of water seems to be the right depth and scrubbies, yabbies, and soft plastics are what you will need. Good numbers have been reported and a few have been between 3 and 4lb several a couple of yellow belly may also be picked up amongst these schools as well. Brown trout up to 2lb are taking assorted Tassie devils being flat line trolled, Murray cod up to 76cm are being caught on large bibbed deep diving lures, large plastic swim baits, and around the marinas on scrubbies, yabbies and cheese.

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.