With the barometer being all over the place this week the fishing has been hard toil for those who have spent time on the lake and pondage. The odd trout has been taken flat lining Tassie devils and hard bodied divers, lead line to get them deeper has also produced fish, the main areas to try are the main arm down the Goulbourn arm to goughs bay. Cod are playing the hard game with a lot of doughnuts to many fishos but that’s fishing, persistence and repeated trips will produce, if its not working try something different. The lucky fishos are getting some nice fish from 80cm to 104cm on swim baits, large bibbless cranks, spinner baits and surface lures. Red fin are still about and surprisingly are full of eggs, they are very spooky so bait seems to be the best method in 8mtr to 12mtrs in the trees, try your rig with no weight to give yourself more of a chance for a hook up.

The pondage has been producing the odd small rainbow on powerbait and local dough and the larger speciemens are taking krocs, Tassie devils and pieca lures worked as slow as you can without collecting weed.

Murry crays are everywhere in the lake but plenty have eggs, so do the right thing and put them back, if you don’t have a boat the pondage is well worth a try as well as the main wall, fish carcases and hearts seem to be the best bait.

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.