Lake Eildon is warming up both temperature wise and fishing wise with some really nice size brown trout being caught flat lining around the timber that is slowly being swallowed up by the rising water, No 4, 50 and 55 Tassie devils are the main choice while they are also taking larger lures that are meant for cod. The main arm again is the area to target and the tree line leading into Big River.

Murry cod are moving around again and even though they are to the smaller side some very nice 60 -70 cm specimens have been caught. The more conventional way of slowly trolling the edges of the lake and bait fishing seems to be the go to.

Yellow belly are really starting to fire up around all the lake for both bank and boat fishos worms and yabbies are on the menu around the points and timber for the boats and the flats for the land based.

Red fin are taking scrub worms around the mariners and in 12-15 metres of water in the trees that are virtually submerged.

Eildon pondage has been very low for most of the week but is now around the 80% full which will see the fishing improve, small family fish are the main catch on power bait, while local dough, Mudeyes and maggots have seen some really nice brown trout being landed. Gold krocs, Tassie devils and Peica lures are also working well.

The Goulbourn River has discoloured after the rain but there are still plenty of fish biting on power bait, unweighted scrub worms, maggots, spinners, shallow divers and spinners. The main areas are still worth trying but the fish have moved around more due to the extra flow so some walking is required to find them.

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.