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Guided Fishing Trip Openings
with Steve Welch

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Phone (217) 840-1221

Fishing Trip Date Availability as of November 23 2021

December 2021 5,11,12

Trips for 2022
March 5,6,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27
April 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30
May 6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29
June 3,4,5,9,10,11,24,25,26
July 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30,31
August 5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,26,27,28

Do to huge price increases on my end I am forced to change my pricing for 2022. It will be simply 400.00 for two anglers. 500.00 for three. Eight hour trips only. I only do two person trip from March until last week of April. Then again late October until end of the season in early December. Otherwise I can do three last week of April through late October. Walleye trips start May 13 and run through June 12th. That is only 15 trips so don’t wait to get one. Be warned these are not Canada trips it is hard to find walleye but we mix in catching crappie and white bass with them.

Lake Shelbyville Fishing Guide Trips – Pricing & Information

Fishing Guide Rates

Crappie, Walleye & White Bass Guided Fishing Trips at Lake Shelbyville with Steve Welch

A guided fishing trip for crappie is $325 to split between 2 anglers. For walleye and white bass, it’s $325 to split between 2 anglers and $75 extra for a third person. All consist of a full 8-hour day out of a fully-rigged 20-foot Yar-craft walleye boat.

The fee includes fishing rod, tackle, bait, and the cleaning of your limit as long as the fish cleaning stations are open and operable. All you need to bring is something to eat, drink, rain gear if weather requires and a valid Illinois Fishing License. This is for either the day or the weekend.

Take a fishing break and call Steve Welch at Lake Shelbyville Guide Service – (217) 840-1221. Don’t miss out on the year-round fishing fun!

Kiera with her first Sauger

When you book your guided fishing trip on Lake Shelbyville…

Steve Welch holding up a line of fish

Steve Welch will call or email 3-4 days before your trip to:

  • reconfirm your trip
  • discuss directions and a meeting location (differs depending on time of year, type of fish, and boat ramp location)

You will need to bring:

  • something to eat and/or drink
  • a rain suit, depending on weather conditions
  • a cooler to carry your fish home
  • a valid Illinois Fishing License
  • yourselves!

You need to know:

  • Steve Welch will clean your catch for you unless the fish cleaning stations are closed.
  • Fishing trips will go rain, shine, or snow but not freezing rain, as it’s too cold.
  • Fishing trips start at sunrise and end around 3 p.m. or at the client’s discretion if an earlier end time is desired.

Find our Fishing Products at These Local Retailers

Chip’s Marine – At the entrance to the Forest “Bo” Woods Recreation Area, 4mi S of Sullivan, IL on Rt 32
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
Sharp Outdoors – 920 E. Mound Rd, Decatur, IL

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Guided Fishing Trips depart from the boat ramp at Forest Bo-Woods in Shelbyville, IL.

GPS N 39′ 33.058′ W 088′ 37.498′ or 39.550111, -88.624861

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