West Boggs Lake is one of the most popular southern Indiana fisheries you’ll find! The 622 acre impoundment has always been a sought after destination for Midwest anglers and continues to provide ample opportunity. In 2014 INDNR conducted a fishery renovation due to the overly abundant Gizzard Shad. The lake was completely killed off and restocked through the fall of 2017. Nearly 1 million fish were reintroduced into West Boggs Lake and in such a short time as 2017, we were catching 14” crappie and bluegills well over 1lbs!! It’s not uncommon to catch a limit of crappie 9” and over or catch a cooler full of gills over 9”. The bass are bouncing back great too and you can enjoy non-stop action for bass nearly any day of the week. There were several large bass salvaged prior to the renovation so it’s possible to catch one that’s 5lb+!
Recreational boating is a popular activity on our lake! Recreational boaters have the opportunity to ski, wakeboard, tube, or just enjoy the wind blowing through your hair! We do ask that if you’re not planning to fish to wait until noon to begin using the lake. This gives the numerous fishermen the morning hours to zoom around the lake trying to find that magic spot.
This is a public body of water so all Indiana Fishing and Boating policies apply!! In 2020 we began instituting a fee for our Lake Enhancement Fund. Click here to read about it!
Tournaments are allowed on West Boggs Lake and need to be property scheduled through our Program Director. You can reach her by calling 812-295-3421 or emailing her at email@example.com. You can access the tournament application packet here: 2022 Fishing Tournament Regulations and Application. The current tournament calendar is here: 2022 Fishing Tournament Schedule.
We have seasonal boat docks/posts for rent. Docks are $496 per year, and posts are $136 per year ($476 and $116 plus a $20 Lake Enhancement Fund fee). People with docks and posts have the option to renew them before February 1st each year. We do not currently offer short term rentals for docks and posts.