Welcome back to our Melbourne Fishos, and the fishing was excellent on all reports (too busy in the shop to get out). The stocked Brown trout in the pondage started to fire taking the old faithful gold kroc, local dough and Mudeyes when the conditions were in favour, some really nice sized rainbows 1-3kg were also caught on power bait, Mudeyes and lures, it was sometimes difficult to fish with fluctuation of the height of the pondage due to the increased water flowing down the Goulburn river but when the pondage was full the bait was the go and when it was low or dropping the lures were the choice.

The Goulburn River even though flowing fast was still producing some really good fish on maggots and scrub worms in the back waters or along the banks, spinners and shallow divers in the calmer water also did the trick. The Stephenson, Acheron, Rubicon and Snobs creek are worth a look at for some nice sized browns and rainbows. Unweighted scrub worms, Mudeyes and maggots as well as spinners are the go.

Lake Eildon had plenty of traffic on it but that didn’t deter the fish with heaps of metre cod beaning caught on large swim baits, surface lures and bibbed divers, and a 1.1mtr caught on scrub worm in the Lake Eildon Mariner off the back of a house boat. There were plenty of yellow bellies caught around the lake from bank and boat with the north side of the main arm towards Frasier National Park for the boats trolling and casting bibbed lure in 3 to 6 metres of water. Bank fishos fishing along the main wall with scrub worms into the night also did well. The odd brown trout were caught first and last light flat lining Tassie devils.

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.