Fishing Report 13th December 2019

With the warm weather we are having has water temperature in the lake rising every day which is getting the yellas, redfin and the cod very active.

Yellas around the 40cm to 50cm mark are moving their way down the lake from the Delatite arm and are schooling up in Coller bay, Bolte bay and Taylor bay. Spinnerbait , vibes, blades, hard bodied divers, yabbies and scrubworms are all working well, the heavy timber areas seem to be where they are hiding during the day, first and last light has them patrolling the shallow points looking for a feed. Redfin are also amongst them and are a handy bye catch as there are some real thumpers of around the 45cm size being caught.

The timber at the entrance to big river has schools of redfin that are very willing to eat yabbies, blades and vibes. Cod are still about in good numbers on the north side of the main arm and the wall, slowly trolling hard bodied lures like stumpies, arashi and miller Go2 lures are all working well.

The pondage has really fired up since the release of 3800 yearling and 2 year old rainbows on Friday last week, this has brought the larger fish on as well, Powerbait, local dough, srubworms, maggots, mudeyes under a float, wonder krocs and Tassie devils, and for the fly fisho black and green nyphs are all worth using.

The Goulburn river is now being slowly reduced down and is at 3500meg (5000meg during the week) with this in mind the river will be a lot easier to fish, scrubworms floated downstream will work well as well as your subsurface lures . The Snobs creek has small but fun brown and rainbow taking dry flys, so there is another option.

Until next week Fish Hard

Cheers Craig

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.