Welcome to 2020 everyone, I hope we are all safe and well and have enjoyed anytime off. My thoughts and prayers go out to all effected and involved in the devastating fires that are throughout Australia.

On to the fishing, the lake has seen a lot of traffic over the past 3-4 weeks which has pushed the fish down deep to around 18 mtrs, but as the traffic has slowed down they are moving into the shallow areas chasing a feed. Small redfin are on the menu so match the hatch, areas to try are Taylor bay, Bolte bay, Coller bay, Wilsons inlet and the Jerusalem creek for Yellow belly and Redfin with yabbies, scrub worms, spinnerbaits, bibless cranks, hard bodies and soft plastics. The main arm has 50cm to metre cod taking Millar lures, Lads Boofheads, Predateck 80mm purple thing trolling around the 5-9 mtr mark.

The pondage has some really nice brown trout taking mudeyes on a float down riverside drive and burke st end, powerbait is the go to for rainbows with the aid of berley. The water level is up and down with 4200meg a day being released down the Goulburn so when it’s down fish with wonder krocs, rattle snacks and Tassie devils and when it’s up it’s time to fish with bait.

The Goulburn which is flowing rather fast has rainbows and browns taking sinking type bibbed lures in Rapala spotted dog, rainbow and brown trout colours casting out into the middle of the river and using the current to work the lure. Snobs creek has small but fun sized trout taking royal wolf, red tag and adams parachute

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.