According to Spillway Bait and Tackle, the recent heat wave has thrown the lake into a summer pattern. Fishermen who know the lake are hunting fish, and keeper bluegills and a few crappies are being located. Most of the keeper crappies are now running 9-10 inches. 7-8 inch bluegills are also being caught regularly with an occasional larger fish showing up. Boat fishermen are doing better since they can cover more area. Bluegill fishing is expected to be good especially during the morning and evening bites. Pan fishermen are using small jigs and plastic tails. Most fishermen tip these baits with wax worms or spikes. Fishermen are taking fish off wood and rocks. Fish are also being found in the pads where boat fishermen are using long crappie poles to keep from spooking fish. Die-hard crappie fishermen are working for fish. According to reports, a few fishermen have been trying spider rigging. The Luthman Bridge area is a good area for those who troll or spider rig. Fish are also being taken along the bridge piling at Luthman and St. Rt. 119. Loramie is a use-friendly lake for bank fishermen. Large areas of good fishing are easily accessible by land and fish can be located all around the lake.
When the water is running, fishing below the new spillway has produced a mixed bag including saugeye. Various swim baits are popular. Tight-line fishermen sometimes tip floating jigs with minnows. The nitro green live night-crawlers and tiger-worms have produced fish. Good catches of channel catfish and bullheads have also been reported. Bass fishing has been challenging according to local tournament fishermen. Five-fish limits over 10 pounds are not uncommon.