fishing trips year-round at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois. Enjoy the day,
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Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)
August 17,18,20,25,31 September 2,3,8,9,10 October 4-9,11-16,18-30 November 1-7,9-13,16-20,22-30
Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake
Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.
The lake has warmed up a ton this past week and the water temps are hovering in the 84-86 range. We have had very calm warm days and this has started a huge algae bloom. This has brought all the bait to the surface and the crappie as well. You can’t catch a fish deeper than 12 feet and this algae bloom has the depth finders looking like a fog with nothing below twelve feet.
What this has done is all the brush piles I was just hammering the crappie from are all now too deep. With the lake still nine feet over summer pool and dropping.
I have had to go back to my old days at Mark Twain and pendulum either a jig or a plain minnow past standing trees. Catch one then move to the next tree. It is all I got is what I have told clients this past week and it looks like all I will have for at least three weeks or until this lake drops about four feet or more.
I have not heard any reports on white bass and the bass fishermen I have seen out are all in the flooded willows.
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
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