Lake Loramie Fishing Report—08-20-19

According to Spillway Bait and Tackle, the fishing is transitioning, and everyone is waiting for cooler temperatures. Die-hard fishermen at Lake Loramie are catching some panfish. Some crappies are being caught by fishermen who are willing to work at it and possibly change tactics. Bluegills have to be hunted, but when found are decent size. Crappies are being caught at the bridges and along the rocks. More keepers are being caught each year, and reports have the keeper ratio running well over 50%. Fishermen who are spider rigging and/or shooting pontoons and docks are having some success. Jigs and small plastics are popular for pan fish. Wax worms and spikes are often added to the combination and most bluegill fishermen use them consistently. Popular colors are black, chartreuse, pink, red, white and orange.

Catfishing has been exceptional and good eaters are being taken all around the lake. Bass minnows and night crawlers are the standby catfish bait. Catfishermen are fishing both tight line and using bobbers. There is always the chance of catching an occasional saugeye while catfishing. Bass fishing is still productive but tough. Local evening tournaments are being won with 5-fish limits averaging seven pounds.  All-day tournaments are producing 10 pound plus winning weights. Fishing activity below the new spillway is determined by the water level. Overall, Lake Loramie is in a normal summer/fall