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Guided Fishing Trips on Lake Shelbyville!

Guided fishing trips year-round at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois. Enjoy the day, fish your limit of white bass, crappie, and walleye while you learn more about fishing from professional fishing guide, Steve Welch.

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Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)

July 5,6,9,12,13,14,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,26,30
August 2-6,10-12,15,17,18,20,21,23,25,27-31
September 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10
October 4-14,15,16,18-30
November 1-13,15-30

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 68 F

Relative Humidity: 94%

Dewpoint: 66 F

Wind: Calm

Today's percipitation: in ( mm)

Mostly Cloudy

Detailed Forecast for Shelbyville, IL.

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1st place win at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament
Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.

Lake Shelbyville
Fishing Report

The lake is only about six-inches under summer pool and the water temps are running about 71. Rain is in the forecast all week so overcast skies should make it possible to get back on the shallow walleye. We are using blade baits called Big Dudes and my Deep Ledge Jig Spinners 3/16oz. with a twistertail on it. We are casting them up on shallow flats.

We are also pulling bottom bouncers and spinner rigs on ledges all over the lake and catching crappie, white bass and walleye. We are also still drifting minnows over deep main lake brush at about 12-15 feet. We are still limiting out on crappie every day even though the spawn has wrapped up. This week we will be pulling spinners all over the lake and experimenting on where I can get away with it without getting snagged all the time. The fish are staged just outside deep brush on main lake so this method will be deadly. The line counter reels make it possible to pull the spinners through anything once I know exactly how deep they are running. I have found that at 1 mph on a 1 1/2oz. bottom bouncer 18 feet of line runs you ten feet deep. Right now that will get you a bunch of fish.

The white bass are getting on ledges and we are hammering them on Candystripers. I have been cleaning about 50-100 a day and it does not take much time to get them.

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Fishing Articles by Steve Welch

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Find our Fishing Products at These Local Retailers

Atwood Armory - 4mi N of Atwood on County Rd 1175N
Chip's Marine
- At the entrance to the Forest "Bo" Woods Recreation Area, 4mi S of Sullivan, IL on Rt 32
Coon Creek Castaways - 1643 County Highway 42, Shelbyville, IL
Crappie Pro Shop -
130 South Division, Carterville IL
Gregory's Resort - At the entrance to Lithia Springs Marina
Howie's Lakeside - South of Sullivan on Rt. 32 Bruce/Findley Rd. Crossing
L.B.s Outdoors - 2886 S. Mount Zion Rd., Deactur, IL 62521
Millrich Outdoors - 1059 E. Columbia St., Arthur, IL
Spillway Motel - Shelbyville Dam on Rt 16

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