The Goulburn River has been backed off to 500 Meg and has fired up with the brown trout sorting themselves out for the spawning run. A few 6 to 8lbers have been caught and most have been released. The mouth of snob’s creek and the mouth of the Rubicon are good places to target at the moment with small hard bodies, soft plastics and even scrubbies. The best times have been early morning or late evening well into darkness as well. The Rubicon has slowed a little with the number of brook trout being caught but most anglers are managing a couple per visit, same deal with the lures small hard bodies. Other rivers such as the Acheron, Steavenson and little have also fired up with small brown and rainbow trout being caught since the recent rains.

Eidon pondage has remained between the 40 and 80% mark this week and anglers using lemon twist power bait near the caravan park have been picking up rainbow trout up to the 2lb mark. Cemetery point and the lower pondage has also had the odd 6lb Brown trout picked up on a pink Tassie devil and the old faithful gold Kroc.

Upon the Lake pink Tassie are also working over near bonnie Doon for one angler that managed a couple of brown trout up to 60cm, Murray cod between 70 and 80 cm are taking red and black spinner baits right on dark as well. The redfin are still on the go but the size has backed off a little but scrubbies and drop shotting soft plastics in 18ft of water and close to the trees are still the way to go for them. Out towards Fraser camping ground a few nice reddies were taken a one very nice yellow belly over the grassy flats and with the lake starting to rise again the grassy flats are also going to be worth targeting.

Catchyou 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.