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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 2016 (Weather Permitting)

May 24
July 2,5,6,7,9,12,13,14,18,19,21,22,24,25,26
August 2,3,4,9,10,14,18,19,21-24,28-31
September 1-4,6,7,8,11-15,17,19,20-30
October 1-19
November 2-8,10,11,13-17,20-30
December 1,2,4-15

Kentucky Lake

October 22,23,24,25,28

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 82.6 F

Relative Humidity: 41%

Dewpoint: 56 F

Wind: From the SSW at 1.8 MPH Gusting to 4.9 MPH

Today's percipitation: 0.00 in (0 mm)

Clear


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

Water temps are still about 65 and the lake is at summer pool and water color is fine everywhere.

The white bass have been wearing me out this past week. I have had multiple days of 200 fish. For the most part we are pulling bottom bouncers and spinner rigs tipped with minnows but crawlers would work just fine. We are trolling them at 1.4mph on drops with wind blowing into them. Most days we have over a hundred before 10:00 so the action is very good. The best colors have been white or chartreuse number four Colorado blades.

If my clients want to once I locate the school we have been using my Candystripers and throwing off the ledge and bouncing them back up. I tie on a hair jig a foot above it and catch two at once. These fish are pushing or exceeding two-pounds so it has been a blast and boy are my hands raw from this.

The crappie are biting on the summer spots on the south end which is points leading into or out of coves with deep brush on them. Any point on the main lake will suffice. We are using a slip bobber and minnow set at 8-12ft. I mark the brush then pull off to the side to keep from spooking the fish. We move often since we catch a lot of small fish mixed in with the bigger ones.

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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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