Welch has been fishing on Lake Shelbyville since its inception, and
guiding since 1994. He’s an accomplished writer and has written for Adventure
Sports Outdoor, Heartland Magazine, the Decatur Herald & Review
He’s been quoted and written about
in the Bloomington Pantagraph, Peoria Journal Star, Effingham Daily News,
Illinois Fish & Game Finder Magazine, North American Crappie, and
Field & Stream's 'Best Fishing Spots in the Midwest'.
In the winter, after it ices over, Steve
Welch is a seminar speaker and has given fishing lectures, seminars
and informational talks at all the prominent downstate fishing shows.
also speaks to local clubs and associations.
Steve’s been a member of the Ranger
Pro Staff since 2000 and is a touring Crappie U.S.A. Pro. He’s
won numerous crappie tournaments, some with over a hundred teams.
He fishes for Crappie year round, Walleye
from Mid-May through Mid-July, White Bass from Mid-May to November, when
the surface temperatures reach 80 degrees or over, in the summer.
Steve Welch offers guided fishing trips
year-round at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois.Guided fishing trips allow
you to enjoy the day, fish your limit and learn more about fishing from
a professional fishing guide.
Take a look at Steve's
Fishing Guide Reports for Lake Shelbyville