According to Spillway Bait and Tackle the fishing is starting to pick up as water temperatures drop. The season is late with the unusual stretch of warm weather in September and October. Crappie fishermen are starting to catch some fish and finding more and more keepers. Some bluegills are biting with sizes being mixed. There are a number of 8-inch gills showing up. Focus on structure both natural and manmade. Some fishermen are currently concentrating on brush. Alternative fishing methods can also produce fish.
Popular fishing spots are the Brick House Channel and bridge on 119, the Luthman Bridge area, Earl’s Island, and Filburn’s. 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. Some crappie fishermen are using minnows.
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. Occasionally, tight line fishermen will bait up with minnows on a common tandem rig.
Work on the spillway renovation continues and fishing is restricted. The water level and quality is excellent. Lake Loramie is extremely friendly to bank fishermen with many prime fishing spots land accessible.