Lake Eildon has been up and down over the past few weeks with some mixed reports of red fin in good size and numbers taking scrub worms and small yabbies in the timber around the pine trees opposite Coller bay, in Woolshed inlet and towards the Delatite arm. Yellow Belly are taking scrub worms and yabbies for bank fishos in the Jerusalem creek camp grounds, the pine’s camp grounds and big river area. Grubbing and using Berkley shimma in red fin colour are producing some whopper yellas up to 60cm.
Murry cod are taking chicken fillets and big yabbies in the Jamieson arm with a 110cm taken on Monday night. Most cod caught are 45cm to 70cm on surface lures, stump jumpers and spinner baits, but some long hours and lots of casts is what is required.
Eildon pondage has plenty of Rainbow trout around 500grms to 1kg taking Mudeyes, small yabbies and power bait. Vibrax spinners and soft plastics in 3” grub or slim swims in midnight colour are all working well. The old faithful gold kroc has been the undoing of the large 4kg browns that were released before the long weekend, but 1st light seems to be the time for these fish as they retreat to the deeper water not long after sun rise.
The Goulburn river is running at around the 4000 meg mark but will come down during the week, but for those who fish the deeper water have had some very nice fish taking divers and scrub worms.
Until next time
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.