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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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Call or e-mail for lake guides running through this website. My cell is 217-840-1221 Home 217-762-7257 and you can e-mail from this site or use my home e-mail SteveWelch@mchsi.com. We now have three and possibly a fourth guide ready to serve you so getting a quality fishing trip on Lake Shelbyville is as easy as can be.

Don’t be fooled about high water or warm summer days our guides are used to this and are really catching a ton of fish right now.

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E-mail fish@lakeshelbyvilleguide.com
Phone (217) 762-7257
Cell: (217) 840-1221

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 79.3 F

Relative Humidity: 31%

Dewpoint: 46 F

Wind: From the SSE at 1.3 MPH Gusting to 2.5 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

As most of you know I am laid up with major shoulder surgery. I had to cancel all my spring guide trips and won’t be able to fish for some time.

I am however helping a new guide get going and doing some booking of trips for him and a couple others on Lake Shelbyville. All are very qualified and have been crappie fishing this lake for many years.If interested give me a call or e-mail me and I can get you set up for some great spring fishing action.

My cell is 217-840-1221
Home 217-762-7257
e-mail from this website or SteveWelch@mchsi.com

Fishing Report July 23-29

The fish have adjusted to all the new water and the clarity is fine all over the lake. Currently the lake is about 2 1/2 ft. over summer pool and will very slowly creep back down. This most likely will take most of the summer.

Now that the lake is down to a couple feet over pool some of the brush piles are coming into play and it is time to get out the slip bobber rigs and really concentrate on the summer crappie. This pattern will have them bunched up on big and I mean big brush piles. We have a special rigging on our slip bobber rigs that allows us to go down and get them. I have seen fifty or more from just one spot. This is a ball for anglers young and old. For those that simply love to fish jigs our Deep Ledge Baby Bugs have been doing very well. You simply pendulum it across brush down about 13-15 ft. They want it swimming. The best colors are our clear water shad imitators pearl and blue.

The white bass are coming out of the river and are on all points leading back towards the main lake. The best way to catch them is with our Candy stripers or Big Dudes and fish the edges of flats that had willows on them. Early and late in theday are best for this.

Many have moved out to their normal summer spots out off river channel drops and jigging spoons are the way to go after them. Once you find them you can put a bunch in the boat and boy are they big this year.

Give me a call and I will get you in the boat with a very good guide. 217-840-1221 cell.

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Fishing Articles by Steve Welch

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Book your next fishing trip now! We are currently taking bookings for guided fishing trips! Fishing should be great and dates will fill quickly!

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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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