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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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Kentucky Lake 2015 (Weather Permitting)

September 14,15,17,21,27,28,29,30

Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)

July 1,2,5,6,8,9,12-17,19-24,26-28,30,31
August 2-6,9-12,15,17,18,20-23,25,27-31
September 2,3,4,5,8,9,10
October 1,2,4-16,18-30
November 1-30

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 47.2 F

Relative Humidity: 73%

Dewpoint: 39 F

Wind: Calm

Today's percipitation: 0.00 in (0 mm)


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

This past week has been trying to say the least. The Corp has been pulling the lake hard all week and this has stained the south end and brought the water temps throughout the lake to about the same and that is 43-44. With that and overcast most of the week I caught a ton of crappie under ten but not many over.

The sun came back and the temps warmed and thank goodness my pattern has returned. I am fishing a lot of spots I use throughout the summer. The top of the brush needs to be about twelve feet down in much deeper water twenty or so. These spots are entry areas to spawn coves, main lake points, or just ledges throughout the middle of the lake down to the south end. I am then using my 12ft. rods to drift across these brush piles getting the fish on top. You catch a ton of shorts but if you hold your jig very still you get less little fish and more over ten. All that jigging up and down attracts the little ones. We are using my 3/32oz. Deep Ledge Jigs in red or orange on dark days or at first light. Then once the sun pops out we are switching to white. As for plastics I am using the new Brush pile Hammers in red/chartreuse,pink/chartreuse on dark days. Pearl/chartreuse or pearl/black pepper on sunny days. The crappie are really biting and this weeks warm weather will enhance that even more.

Chip’s Marine has an entire stock of them in his shop now as well as my Deep Ledge Jigs

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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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