Fishing locations Lake Boga is a nice fishing and camping location about 40klm away from surrounding town Kerang and 15ks of Swan Hill. It holds a dense population of Redfin which fires up in the warmer months. Its a also a popular spot for boating, water skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and jet skiing. With scattered ramps and launching facilities.
FISH SPECIES TO TARGET
Redfin, Silver Perch, Golden Perch, Carp, Murray Cod
BEST BAITS AND LURES
When bait fishing scrub and earth worms are a great choice. Yabbies and Mudeyes aswell. This is a great spot got using a wide range of soft plastics & lures. Click here to see our best lures and plastics when targeting Redfin. If your targeting cod and yellow belly then some great lure choices would includes. Lip-less crank-baits such as Jackall TN series, stump jumpers which can be cast or trolled, surface lures, vibes, spinner baits, bassman spinners, large grub style soft plastics in dark colours. The new range of Savage Gear swimbaits are also a great option for the larger species. You can also have some fun chasing some big carp and will need to go with slightly heavier gear.
When targeting perch we recommend fishing light as possible which will provide more fun and control. To maximize your chances fish with a 2-4 or 1-3 kilo rod. Coupled with a 2000 to 2500 size reel. Spooled with 4-6 pound braid finished with a quality fluorocarbon leader. When targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) it pays to fish a little heavier therefore a slight upgrade to a 2-4 or 3-5 kilo rod coupled with a 2500-3000 reel reel loaded with 6 or 8 pound braid. If your sight are set on catching a big cod then you’ll need to up your outfit. A 6 foot to 7 foot rod in a 4-8 kilo or 6-12 kilo class rod and a quality baitcaster reel spooled with 20 to 50 pound braid finished with a solid fluro carbon leader of equal strength. There are a whole range of baitcaster options suiting different budgets. An affordable starting point would be a either a Savage Gear black savage bait caster rod and reel combo or a shimano raider cod 642 with a Casitas baitcaster reel.
MOST PRODUCTIVE TIMES
Spring is the best time of year for targeting golden perch ( yellow belly ) and cod. They can be caught at anytime of the day but often the last 2 hours of daylight can be the best. Trout are more active in the colder months and redfin ( perch ) are more active in the warmer months. Again you can catch all these different species during any part of the day, though some fish will be more active at Dawn and Dusk.
Lake Boga Caravan Park is situated directly opposite the lake. This is an nice spot to take the kids with plenty of fishing spots with surrounding parks and BBQ facilities. It also offers a good range of camping locations
All rural areas are inhabited by wildlife such as Snakes and Lizards, so be weary of venomous snakes such as Brown, Tiger and Red bellied Black.