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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.

Guided Fishing Trip Openings
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Trips on Shelbyville
November 17-21,23-28,30
December 1-5,7-31

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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

It is shaping up to be one of those weeks. Fish on the move and falling water temps with strong winds and tons of cold rain to boot. I have watched the surface temps fall from 71 down to 62 the last couple of days. This is pushing fish back into coves and up creeks. They like these cooler water temps but more importantly the bait does and I have seen big migrations of bait pushing back into the bigger coves.

We are still using minnows under slip bobbers but not fishing as deep. We are targeting down trees and brush in about ten-feet of water. Very soon we will be fishing even shallower.

We are still fishing main lake brush as well but deeper twelve to fifteen feet deep when wind allows.

My plan is to start jig fishing once I see the water temps fall to sixty but for now I don’t see a lot of fish on main lake structure on north end. There aren’t many boats out there to get any kind of a report on what they are doing. Most days I see less than a dozen boats on the whole lake.

This is my last week guiding on Shelbyville until I return from guiding on Kentucky Lake. I will pnce again post my Shelbyville fishing report the week of November 10th and keep it current until I put the boat away for the season.

Anyone ordering from our on-line store while I am gone just be patient my wife is running it and she will be gone visiting her sister in Colorado for one week while I am gone.

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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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