Eildon fishing report

Over the last week Lake Eildon has been fishing exceptionally well for trout, with some anglers reporting that they’ve managed to bag out. Flat line trolling is still proving the best way to go after the trout, with only a slight variation of lures required. Towards Goughs bay and the Big river arm small hard bodies such as the spotted dog rapala and other trout patterns have been working, while near Jerusalem creek the clown pattern, and pink Tassie devils saw the 4 reel angling club land 24 brown trout with the best being a very respectable 2.15kg.

Murray cod and yellow belly are a little quiet at the moment and small red fin are tacking worms in 5 meters of water around the trees at coller bay.
Eildon pondage is still averaging water levels between 50 and 70% on most days, and is still doing well for the small rainbows. The bridge area has been the hot spot this week with anglers doing well on power bait in the salmon egg, chunky cheese, and the rainbow nuggets.

The local dough and krocs are also working along Bourke st and near the floating pontoon. Anglers that are being persistent are occasionally being rewarded with larger trout around the 3lb mark.

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.