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Tina and I were back out on the road delivering jigs to Chip's Marine located on Lake Shelbyville at the Bo-Woods ramp exit. Then off to Howies Lakeside located on Rt. 32 four miles south of Sullivan Ill. We mailed a ton of jigs down to Southern Ill. this past week to go into the Crappie Pro Shop so Blake will have plenty for the fall. We had already filled Sharp's Outdoors located on Mound Rd. in Decatur Ill. Lee wanted pink spinners as well so he is the only sore with them. He has graciously decided to haul our jigs to several fishing shows this winter. Since I no longer have a booth at them. Collinsville is the first in early January. I wish to thank all that handle our jigs and do support a product made right here in the USA actually in my tiny little office since Tina now is working from home she took half of it. Sacrifices we make. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
What kind of jig are they
With shops opening back up I went and re-stocked Gregory's Resort on the south end of Shelbyville. Stop in and tell Rich hello.
Then on my way back I stopped at Howies on Rt. 32 south of Sullivan and re-stocked Jay. Then at Chip's Marine also on Rt. 32 south of Sullivan at the Bo-Woods entrance. He is now re-stocked as well.
I have re-stocked Sharpe Outdoors on Mound Rd. in Decatur several times. Glad you guys are using our products.
I have sold about 12,000 jigs in the last month. Lots of work since I hand paint them three coats and hand pour all of them. But it is a nice little side income for me. I suggest we support all small business like ours or they will be gone. ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
Those deep ledge jigs are awesome. I need a few more. Coming to gregorys this weekend for 4 days. Does Rich have the store open yet?
I forgot to mention we have an on-line store at www.LakeShelbyvilleGuide.com. Sell these jigs all over the country.
I'd be glad to support any local fishing business, fishing has helped me and my family through these last several weeks!!!
We proudly carry those "big ole" deep ledge jigs.
Is the rumor true you will make a 1/32 and 1/16 shallow ledge Jig?????
We have added a new wholesale distributor to our product line. A new business trying to get off the ground amidst our current problems of Covid-19. They are called Sharpe Outdoors and located at 1920 E. Mound Rd. Decatur Ill. Lee and Jennifer are great people and I would hope you all will stop in and meet with them and pick up some of their fine plastics as well. They have a very good array of home made baits. In this world of box stores it is good to see that some Mom and Pop stores still exist.
We also stopped in and refilled Howies Lakeside one of our oldest clients. Located south of Sullivan Ill. ... See MoreSee Less
7 months ago
Is Lake Shelbyville open for fishing?
are they open now> I live in Decatur and will stop in if they are open
Thanks Steve and Tina we appreciate the support. Our page is Sharp Outdoors on Facebook if anyone wants to like the page you can follow our specials.
We are still in business. I know it has been awhile. We have two new colors for the Glow Bugs. We are trying to attract walleye fishermen by creating darker colors but the crappie guys are tearing up the big fish with all these Glow Bugs. They all glow except the black.
I have endured five surgeries in the last three years. Three on my Rotator, one on my foot and one on my hand. Getting old sucks as my Dr. says I am a poster child for Orthopedic surgeons.
I will be returning to guiding on a very limited basis next spring. Something to keep me occupied in my retirement years while I wait on my wife to get old enough to retire as well. I will keep in touch but give our jigs a try they are truly unique and all handmade. ... See MoreSee Less
8 months ago
Hey Steve glad to hear your doing good my son and I fished with you about 4 years ago you showed us alot I know how to fish but you really showed me about gear and really reading a graph we fish there all the time catch alot of crappie thanks again looking forward to see you out on the water again!!
Thanks guys. I know Brad loves those 1/4oz. DLJ as do I. A friend of mine is opening a new tackle store in Decatur Ill. His comment was my jigs are too big and too heavy you need to change. No way I sell more 1/4oz. than all the other sizes combined. It allows you to fish deep in the heaviest cover and swim it back and forth rather than jigging it up and down while vertical fishing. Thanks to Brad Whitehead BnM Pro I ship a ton of them to Alabama. Try Pick Wck sometime he is the man down there.
I busted them today single poling the 1/4 oz Deep Ledge with a Slab Magnet!! Alabama loves Steve Welch!!
Maybe you should start out by just riding along in some of our boats!lol
Great news Steve, stay well and I know a bunch of fireman look forward to fishing with you again
Great news, when your up and guiding again I'll be sure to get in touch!!
We went all out for our latest jig. First we used a much larger number one hook for multi-species. Then we put in raised eyes,multi-colored jig heads and premium GLOW material to make the best Walleye/Smallmouth/Crappie lure you will ever use.
The walleye guys can cast this tipped with a minnow to stumps and rocks.
The Smallmouth guys can vertical fish this for those suspended fish. The head design was specially cut to show up on your Electronics with an almost flat top for better reflection.
The Crappie guys have been asking for a GLOW jig with a larger hook to open water troll with. Weather it is Spiderrigging, Longlining or Sidepulling.
No expense was spared in making the best quality jig we have ever came out with. You can go to the store on our website at www.LakeShelbyvilleGuide.com. Very soon we will have them in our normal retail stores. ... See MoreSee Less
2 years ago
Steve makes a great jig. It’s the one thing for vertical jigging crappie.
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Boat Ramp at Forest Bo-Woods in Shelbyville, Illinois