Lake Shelbyville Guide
Experience a great fishing adventure at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois
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 a professional fishing guide.
A lot has happened since the last report. The lake jumped 5.8 ft, bringing it to 2.8 ft. over summer pool. That is a ton of water. But the good news is that since we were low anyway the Corp just let it fill. When they do that the lake does not fill with mud and ruin the fishing for several weeks.
The color of the water is just fine and the surface temps are in the high seventies low eighties. This has caused some white bass jumps but nothing like a decade ago. These days the bait fish schools are smaller so you must use your electronics to find the white bass out on drops or on gravel and sandy areas. They are bunched up and a jigging spoon or one of our Candystripers cast to them and pop it off bottom works very well.
GPS N 39′ 33.058′ W 088′ 37.498′ or 39.550111, -88.624861Get Driving Directions
Boat Ramp at Forest Bo-Woods in Shelbyville, Illinois