Fireworks On July 4th This Year at the Lake
No Change in Schedule reports Chamber
The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce confirmed today (July 1, 2015) that no event has been postponed at this time. The fireworks are always scheduled at 10:00 PM the first Saturday night of July and as luck would have it, it will be July 4th this year! Please see the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce WEB Site for all of the details. While the fireworks can be seen anywhere around Indian Lake best viewing is from areas with a clear view of Old Field Beach. The state park area on the south side of the lake is a very popular viewing area. Hundreds of boats will be on the lake watching the fireworks and boaters are cautioned to only use standard red and green navigation lights on the front of the boat and the white stern light. It is against the law to use headlamps or flood lights to navigate on the open lake. When boaters turn on bright head lamps they blind hundreds of other boaters trying to navigate.
The Cruise-In Registration is at 10:00 AM, the Pageants for ages 0-18 starts at 11:00 AM, there will be an open mike after the pageants, and the fireworks spectacular is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM.
Current Water Level At Indian Lake
The water level at Indian Lake has subsided considerably since the flooding of the last two weeks. Water is still going over the dam but the area on both sides of the dam is now safe for fishing. Water below the dam is still very high heading south and many fields are still flooded but most roads have re-opened.
Some of the surrounding fields still have water in them but the Great Miami River south of the dam has dropped dramatically and is back inside it’s banks near Indian Lake. Input from the North and South Fork of the Great Miami River has also reduced in flow. The water clarity has not returned but the lake is not nearly as clouded as last week.
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Indian Lake Has Fish
Noah Steed Catfish
Robert Miller 4.3 lb Bass
Earl Wisener 20 lb Catfish
Tiffany Kester 5.8 Saugeye
|Early season fishing has been good at Indian Lake. In addition to these larger catches many fisherman have been reporting good results around the lake. Good fishermen don’t usually give away their “sweet spots” and it is always a mystery where the big fish are caught.With an increased number of boaters who have migrated from Buckeye Lake and Lake St. Marys there appear to be more people fishing in the early tournaments. Pleasant weather has made spring fishing attractive and despite some light showers the weekend tournaments have been popular.|
No Wake Equals Idle – Ohio State Law
No person shall operate a vessel at greater than idle speed or create a wake within an area buoyed or marked as a “no wake” area.
Thousands of dollars of damage is caused to sea walls each year by boaters using excessive speed in “no wake” areas. This damage is the responsibility of individual property owners, not the State of Ohio. Excessive wakes near people fishing is extremely dangerous and very annoying. The lake is a shared resource for many types of recreation. Be considerate of your fellow boater.