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
with Steve Welch
Lake Shelbyville 2016 (Weather Permitting)
*July 26-31 August 1,18,19,21-24,28-31 September 1-4,6,7,8,11-15,17,19,20-25,27-30 October 1-21 November 1-5,7,8,10,11,13-17,20-30 December 1,2,4-15
Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake
Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.
The best news I can give you is that the thermocline is forming and the bait is dropping from the surface and the crappie are set up on deep brush and we are starting to get some real nice ones. CRAPPIEARE ON FIRE!!!!!
The water temps have risen back up into the mid eighties and with little rain it remains very clear. I am seeing a thermocline starting to form and this will drop everything to it very soon so target 15-17ft. deep all over the lake.
You need brush that is out in deep water on river channels or points in at least fifteen to twenty-five feet of water. The crappie will suspend right on top the brush as will bass and other predators so be ready for anything.
We caught over a hundred crappie every day last week and got our three or four person limit every day by simply drifting minnows on slip bobbers across deep brush using the southwest winds we always get. This lateral movement is key. The best spots are the ones just packed with crappie and just keep pulling the small ones off it then suddenly you will get a big one. The piles with few fish on them might have one good one then you need to move but the piles with a ton of fish on them give them a good half hour.
This style of fishing appeals to everyone who would not want to see their cork go down forty fifty times a day. Kids young and old love this and everyone can do it.
My boat is set up for this style of fishing with ample bait tanks and comfortable seating so you never have to get up or stand on a bass boat deck. This appeals to my older clients and small kids.
I still have July 25th, August 4,18,19,21-24,28-31 open for this red hot crappie action. They will disappear quickly so give me a call or shoot me an e-mail from this website.
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,
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
Fishing Guide, Steve Welch - owner/operator
Fully licensed and insured fishing guide for Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois Eemail@example.com Phone (217) 762-7257 Cell: (217) 840-1221
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