Steve 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, and Ilfishing.com.
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. He’s 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. A 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 Articles.