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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
with Steve Welch

Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)

December 2,3,7,8,9,10,11,13

Lake Shelbyville 2016 (Weather Permitting)

March 5-16
April 22,24,25,27-30
May 1-6,8-13,15,19,24-28,30 (Walleye Fishing May 15-June 15th)
June 9-12,15-17,20-30

Kentucky Lake 2016 (Weather Permitting)

March 24,27,29-31
April 1-17,19

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 41.2 F

Relative Humidity: 90%

Dewpoint: 38 F

Wind: From the NNW at 4.5 MPH Gusting to 7.4 MPH

Today's percipitation: 0.15 in (4 mm)


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

The water temps have fallen to the magic sub fifty mark and we are smoking them. The last three days we have boated nearly 600 crappie. We had our four man limit of 60 in just 2 1/2 hours today and they were just coming in as fast as can be.

We are fishing up on the north end around Bo-Woods over to Wilborn on brush in the ten-foot range. The fish are bunched up and you can catch fifty or more from just one spot. This is what I have been waiting for all year.

We are using my 12ft. BnM BGJPs with one of my 3/32oz. Deep Ledge Jigs and fishing just off bottom and holding it very still or swimming it over the pile. Both ways are catching fish. If you jig it up and down the small fish will jump on it and we are catching a ton of them.

We are using Midsouth tubes in some variation of chartreuse.

The weather patterns are that we get a few nice days then rain or snow so we are scheduling trips then having to cancel due to weather but this next couple weeks I have December 2,3,7,8,9,10,11,13 open then I will be shutting down until March. I need to get ready for the upcoming fishing shows. So better get in on this while you can.

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Fishing Articles by Steve Welch

Visit the Fishing Articles page to read articles written by fishing guide, Steve Welch! These articles cover fishing tips and techniques for all seasons!

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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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