The Pondage was restocked this week with 4,250 ready to catch rainbow trout up to the 200gm mark, and a few young anglers have managed to land their first trout. Power bait in the salmon egg, rainbow, pink and sherbet has been working well in most areas of the lower pondage that are away from the old river course. The environmental flows are backing of but bait fishing along riverside drive is still a little difficult. Lure wise the pink Tassie in almost any variation and the gold krocs have been doing well in the faster flowing water of the river course, the bridge, footy oval, Caravan Park and riverside drive are worth targeting with lures.

Up on the lake reports of Murray cod between 70 and 95cm have been coming in this week and purple deep diving lures and spinner baits has been what working, Goff’s bay, Howqua, Delatite and the main arm is where anglers have had success. The brown trout and occasional rainbow trout are taking Tassie devils flat line trolling in similar areas. One brown trout that went 9.5lb recently was taken on a tn60 jackall near Italian bay and is headed for the taxidermist. Small red fin are about near the marinas and taking scrub worms around the 20 ft mark. With the rain over the weekend the run off in areas with grassy flats are going to be worth having a look at as well.

Catch you next week


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.