Fishing report 27th February 2020

Brown and Rainbow trout are taking lures slowly trolled and casting to the banks on the Goulburn from Thornton to Riverside caravan park. The surviving stonkers that were released back in September are now a lot fitter and providing some great fights. Powerbait,mudeyes,maggots are also working in the slower waters and eddies.
The pondage has been consistently high which is giving the fish a much broader area to feed but powerbait with berley, mudeyes floated over the weed beds and maggots floated or on a running sinker rig and using some maggots as berley have been taking some nice fish around the3kgmark. There are some nice Redfin taking lures and mudeyes at Burke st and over the weed beds on the Goulburn Valley Highway side of the lower pondage.
Rubicon and Snobs creek have small browns taking celta spinners and small shallow diving lures, the fly fisher people are also doing well here with red tags, royal wolf, and caddis type flies
Lake Eildon has been on the quiet side for fish of late but some reports midweek might be the start of things to come. Small 45cm to 60 cm cod are taking large lures, spinnerbaits, swimbaits and yabbies. The ever so elusive yellow belly are starting to take spinnerbaits, jackalls, bobbers and bait around the timber in Goughs bay, Big river, Woolshed inlet and the Delatite. Redfin in good sizes are taking yabbies fished off the bottom in the mariners and timber in Taylor bay, use your sounders to find the schools.

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.