I said it last week and I will say it again, it’s amazing what a week can make in fresh water fishing especially when the heavens open and flood the rivers and make the lake rise rapidly, over 600mm rise in three days.

Friday and Saturday morning was the main chance to get a fish in the lake with some fishos trolling up some nice big browns on Tassie devils and the yellow belly fishos vibing around the trees had the smaller 35-40cm browns hitting the lures in what was reported as schools of them.

Only a few Murry cod were reported but nothing huge, the odd yella and redfin on yabbies and scrub worms, vibes and size 2 stumpy in pink.

The pondage was hard work along with the rivers mainly due to the muddy colour, some fishos that worked hard on Sunday with lures and drift baiting unweighted scrub worms were rewarded but they put a lot of time in on the water. Still better than a day working.

As the lake and rivers settle before more rain later this week and a rising barometer the fish should really fire up.

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.