With the environmental flow starting up late last week the river has risen and the flow has made it hard to fish in the popular spots, but if you want to take a walk and find some deeper water that is less flowing and drift baits like scrub worms and Mudeyes or cast spinners and divers over the freshly cover areas the chances of a bite will increase. The Rubicon and Acheron rivers have had a lot of traffic over the past few weeks but with the Brooke and brown trout start to get ready to spawn there is a good chance of getting amongst them.

Eildon pondage is going to be up and down due to the amount of water needed for the Goulburn. So fishing bait when it’s high and lures while it falls is the method. Over the weekend there was some nice browns caught at the pondage caravan park on local dough and Mudeyes, with small rainbows taking power bait in the lower pondage.

Lake Eildon produced some nice yellow belly and cod of all sizes on lures being trolled along the cliff face near Goughs bay just before the boat club. Big river and the main arm produced trout flat lining Tassie devils, yellow belly and redfin are taking scrub worms and yabbies amongst the trees and rock ledges in the Delatite arm, woolshed inlet and Italian bay, use your sounder to find the schools and don’t be afraid to try deeper water around 20mtrs.

There will be no report next week as I’m having a week off. Yes I’m going fishing, Eucumbene here I come
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.