With a lovely down pour of rain the lake is rising at a rapid rate and so are the rivers. Fishing the rising water with worms and yabbies would be recommended or the edge of the discoloured water coming down our rivers into the lake, likewise with the rivers before and after they turn to a muddy colour.

The Pondage has had a release of exbrood stock rainbows and browns also some 300-400grm rainbows for this long weekend so it should fire up the other fish in there. Brown trout around the 3-4kg mark have been caught on maggots near the cemetery point and rainbows are taking power bait and mudeyes along riverside drv .

The Goulbourn river between Thornton and the gates have seen some medium sized browns and rainbows taking power bait, scrub worms, maggots, mudeyes, diving lures and dry flies. Snobs creek, Rubicon and the Acheron will be at full flow and very dirty so when they slow down floating a worm will be your best chance for a trout or redfin.

Bolte bay, Taylor bay, Woolshed inlet and surrounding area has redfin and yellow belly taking scrub worms, yabbies fished off the bottom amongst the trees and soft plastic black grubs slowly worked through the timber, cod are a little quiet but some larger specimens have been taking surface lures in Wilsons inlet and large swim baits along the steep ledges towards Big river.

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.