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Last Updated on Jul 4 2015, 8:53 pm EDT

Current Conditions: Fair

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Temp: 70°F

Wind: North at 0mph

Humidity: 79%

Dewpoint: 63.0°F

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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 fourth-july-2015 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

dam29jun2015The 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

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. 

no-wake Ohio Boat Operators Guide: Operating Laws

Operation in Restricted Areas

ORC 1547.08
No person shall operate a vessel in designated “swim areas,” areas buoyed off as “no boats,” or within any area buoyed designating it as an are in which boats are prohibited.

Areas marked as “no boats” include the areas above and below dams and endangered species areas.

No person shall operate a vessel at greater than idle speed or create a wake under any of the following circumstances:

  • within any area buoyed or marked as a “no wake” area
  • within 300 feet of any marina, boat docking facility, boat gasoline dock, launch ramp, recreational boat harbor, harbor entrance on Lake Erie or on the Ohio River

 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.