Lake Eildon turned into a washing machine come Saturday afternoon and was still one come Monday night, but as the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm and that is exactly what happened with 3 Murry Cod measuring 95cm, 94cm and 92cm caught around the wall on purple stumpy and purple spinner bait all trolling.

Yellow belly were hitting bobbers meant for Redfin around Italian bay as well as good size redfin, but as the boats came out the fish went down deep 25mtrs plus which makes hard work for anyone fishing bait or lures. With saying that the fish still have to eat and will come back into the shallower areas of a night and first light.

The Rubicon was fishing very well for small to medium browns taking celta spinners, double clutches, and small divers. Walking up stream from the camp grounds and working the pools and running water was the trick. Bait fishos using mudeyes in all of the rivers have been taking some really nice fish again working the pools or eddies is the trick, powerbait is still taking some nice rainbows in the Goulbourn from Riverside caravan park down past Thornton to Gilmores Bridge.

THE Pondage fished well over the weekend with some of the exbrood stock that were released on Tuesday 21st looking for a feed which also helps bring the more resident fish on the bite, Powerbait in all different colours , mudeyes and maggots were all doing the damage , lure fishos had to work hard but with persistence and gold krocs they were rewarded.

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.