Fishing Report 3rd May 2021

Lake Eildon has started to cool down and the trout in the lake are holding up in the river arms and inlets waiting for some welcoming rain to start their spawning run, these fish are getting caught flat lining Tassie devils and diving lures in the F13 rapala. Use your sounder to find the schools of fish and either make runs up and down through the schools or drift and cast into them.
Murry cod are starting to fire up with some bigger sized fish taking baits off the banks during the evening or slowly trolling the drop offs during the day. Find schools of small redfin will most likely have a cod nearby.
Yellow belly and Redfin are taking scrub worms, yabbies and vibes around the trees and rock walls, the Delatite arm, Woolshed Inlet, Bolte bay, Jerusalem creek, and Goughs bay are the main areas to target.
Eildon pondage is still giving up the odd brown trout around the 3kg mark taking scrub worms, Mudeyes, and lures, while the rainbow trout have put on some size and weight and fish around the 800 gram are more common, powerbait, local dough, scrub worms, Mudeyes and lures are all worth a go.
The Goulburn River is still at high flow of 5000 meg but fishing the larger slower water using unweighted scrub worms and lures are working well with powerbait in salmon egg colour taking some nice fish. The Rubicon, Acheron, Stevenson and Snobs will have brown trout starting to head upstream to spawn, so these are worth a look at.
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.