As most of you know I am laid up with major shoulder surgery. I had to cancel all my spring guide trips and won’t be able to fish for some time.
I am however helping a new guide get going and doing some booking of trips for him and a couple others on Lake Shelbyville. All are very qualified and have been crappie fishing this lake for many years.If interested give me a call or e-mail me and I can get you set up for some great spring fishing action.
My cell is 217-840-1221
e-mail from this website or SteveWelch@mchsi.com
The fishing report from my guides the last two days is the water temps are running 65-70 and the male crappie have hit the bank and they are just starting to turn dark from the spawn. The lake is rising due to recent rains so this will pull even more crappie to the shallows. My guides are flat out hammering them so you better get in touch with us as we have plenty of open trips left.
I am getting reports of the walleye and sauger coming back to the lake from spawning up in the Kaskaskia. They will stop on points and flats with wood around them.
Your best baits are Big Dude blade baits or jigs and twister tails tipped with an inch of crawler. Once the lake comes up some more you can pull bottom bouncers and spinners along drops. Either way cover water you won’t hit more than a couple from any one spot.