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Lake Loramie is located in Shelby and Auglaize counties in west central Ohio. The lake is located two miles southeast of Minster on State Route 362, and six miles west of Anna on State Route 119. Most of the lake is less than six feet deep with a soft bottom of silt. In some areas, rock rip rap has been added to reduce shoreline erosion; these rocky shorelines provide cover for several species of fish. Numerous boat docks, shoreline brush, and fallen trees provide cover for fish. Largemouth bass, white and black crappies, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish, saugeye, channel catfish, bullheads, carp, and suckers are found in the lake. Significant beds of water lily and American lotus in shallow shoreline areas provide excellent habitat for largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappies. Gizzard shad is the primary forage species for predators. Live minnows, wax worms, or small jigs with plastic bodies are good baits for crappies. Largemouth bass are taken along rip rap shorelines or near shoreline brush, boat docks, and lily pads using spinner baits, crank baits, jigs, plastic baits, and live night crawlers. Bluegills can be taken around shoreline structure and lily pads using red worms or wax worms on small hooks. Channel catfish are taken by bottom fishing with night crawlers, chicken liver, shrimp, or cut fish bait. The best bullhead fishing occurs in the spring using red worms or night crawlers fished near the bottom. Saugeye can be taken with lead head jigs and plastic curly tails, crank baits, live minnows, or live night crawler rigs. The tailwater below the spillway is a productive saugeye location, especially from November though April during periods of high water flows. The deeper water areas adjacent to the Luthman Road bridge also provide saugeye fishing in late fall and winter, including ice fishing when conditions permit. The saugeye fishery is maintained by annual stockings of saugeye fingerlings.The Division of Parks & Recreation operates and maintains six boat ramps, seasonal rental docks, a swimming beach, picnic areas and picnic shelters (some shelters can be reserved), a handicap accessible shoreline fishing pier, and a campground. The Class A campground offers 166 campsites with electricity, Rent-a-Camp, cedar cabins, flush toilets, showers, a trailer waste dump station, a nature center, bike rentals, miniature golf, and a boat ramp.