With the stocking of 120 ex brood stock brown trout into the pondage, 10,000 brown fingerlings and 150 stonker rainbows released into the river this week the fishing will be excellent. Power bait in both the river and pondage will do the damage on the rainbows, while maggots and Mudeyes will tempt the browns, soft plastics in 2” and bright colours, shallow divers and spinners with the ever reliable krocs and Tassie devils are the shot for the lure fishos. This time of the year the hatches late in the arvo to evening of duns and moths have seen the fly fishos doing well on nymphs, duns and woolly buggers in orange.

Lake Eildon is still producing brown trout around 1-2kg flat lining Tassie devils in pink and white first and last light then the divers are the go as the day warms up. Yellow belly are the main targeted fish taking soft plastics, vibes, stump jumper lures, yabbies and worms. Delatite, Wool shed, Taylor bay, Goughs bay, Howqua inlet and Jerusalem creek are the areas to try, as for the bank fishos the main wall, Lake Side camp ground, Jerusalem creek camping area and the pines are the spots.

Murry Cod are moving around more now and there are some small 20-35cm specimens to the larger 85 plus being caught slowly trolling the banks, casting surface lures and large plastics in the coves and inlets all around the lake.

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.