Fishing with Steve Welch on Lake Shelbyville in Illinois
2012 Fishing Trip Photos
Matt Rocke hoisting a 4-man 60 fish limit of huge crappie caught on Shelbyville on 11/17/12.
Ivan Gingrich, Matt Rocke & their friend George holding up 6 crappie between 13 & 14 inches caught on 11/17/12.
Caleb Kuenzi & John Mueller with their 3-man limit of crappie and 2 keeper walleye caught on 11/16/12.
George Johnson hefting a 3-man stringer of crappie caught on Shelbyville on 11/14/12.
George Johnson & his son George, holding up 4-13+ inch crappie that were caught on their trip on 11/14/12.
Larry Coles and myself, showing off a 26 inch walleye that was caught on 11/11/12.
Eldon & Nathan holding up several 13-inch crappie that were caught 11/08/12.
Eldon & Nathan Waibel with a solid mess of crappie that were caught on 11/08/12.
Me, Scott Buckley, Jim Kammer & Tom Scanlan with a 4-man limit of crappie and a sauger, caught on Shelbyville on 11/03/12.
Trevor & Rusty Milton with a 3-man limit of crappie that were caught by 11:30a on 11/02/12.
Phil Clary with a 12 inch & 13inch crappie caught along with a 3-man limit of crappie on 10/30/12.
Margaret & Pete Bailey with their stringer of 45 crappie and a bunch of white bass caught on Shelbyville on 10/17/12.
Eric & Dick Ensrud showing off their catch of 40 crappie and 20+ white bass on 10/16/12.
Omar Rihani hefting the 4-man stringer of crappie that were caught 10/14/12.
Omar, Hani and Basil Rihani showing off a 4-man 60 fish crappie limit caught on Shelbyville on 10/14/12.
Steve holding up a 23 inch walleye that was caught on 10/12/12.
Leonard Holloway & Mark Dixon holding up several of the 45 crappie that were caught on 09/24/12.
Logan Stehr with a 3-man limit of crappie and holding a 18 inch walleye that were caught along with his dad, Tyson, and myself on 09/21/12.
Mila Handler showing off a 14 1/2 inch crappie that was caught on 09/18/12.
Dennis Skillestad and Bill Kulschbach with their stringer of 31 crappie and 44 white bass caught on Shelbyville on 09/16/12.
Talon & Brooke Harden hefting a stringer of 21 crappie & 159 white bass that were caught along with their dad, Dan, and myself on 09/08/12.
Brooke Harden kissing the 25lb buffalo that she caught on 09/08/12.
Larissa Hamm and friend Rikki with their stringer of 90 white bass and some crappie that were caught on Lake Shelbyville on 09/06/12.
Matt McShane holding a Labor Day catch of 98 white bass & crappie caught on Shelbyville along with friends Nick Kenaga & Dave Evans.
Layton Howard showing off a 20lb buffalo caught on a minnow tipped crappie rod on 08/04/12. What a fight!
Layton Howard holding up a 3-man limit of crappie that he and his dad-Brian(not shown) caught on 08/04/12.
Kurt Maubach holding a 15lb buffie, 1 of 5, caught on 08/05/12.
Kurt Maubach with a 3-man stringer of crappie that he, his dad John and myself caught on Shelbyville on 08/05/12.
Another good day on Shelbyville… a 3-man stringer of crappie being shown off by S.W. Hardwick on 08/07/12.
Dalton Kocher holding up the 30lb buffalo that he caught on a trip with his granddad Ray Dial and cousin Gabe Cultan on 08/10/12.
Brian Nehl and 1 of the 2-15lb channel cats that were caught on Shelbyville on 08/24/12.
Brian Nehl and 1 of the 2-15lb channel cats that were caught on Shelbyville on 08/24/12.
Brian Nehl, along with his wife Jenna (not shown), kneeling behind their catch of 38 crappie and 100 white bass that were caught on 08/24/12.
James Schram, Eric Wallace and Mike Wallace hefting a stringer of 57 crappie, 15 white bass, 2 large mouth and a channel cat that were all caught on 08/26/12.
Victor Mena Jr and Dan Cook showing off their catch of 32 crappie and 50 white bass on 08/27/12.
Jackie Noble with a 14 & a 12 inch crappie that were caught on 08/28/12.
Jackie and Grant Noble, on their honeymoon (married only 48hrs or so in this picture), with their stringer of 35 crappie caught before noon on 08/28/12.
Glenn and David Hitchings with their catch of 75 white bass and 30 crappie that were caught on Shelbyville on 08/31/12. The white bass bite is very good and we caught all of these fish in less than 3 hours.
Nathan Lucas (aka Speed Racer) and Steve showing off a buffalo carp that Nathan caught on his trip with his dad David on 07/05/12.
Miller Jessen, age 7, and Steve showing off the large mouth bass that he caught on Shelbyville on 07/12/12.
Miller & Conner Jessen, pictured with Steve, and the channel cat that Conner caught on their trip with their Dad Woody, on 07/12/12.
Juliean Kijek and Steve showing off 1 of the 3 buffalo that they caught, along with a stringer of crappie, on Shelbyville on 07/10/12.
Jason Wrage, Gabriel & Kenton Stoll showing off their stringer of 58 crappie and 4 white bass that were caught on 07/13/12 on Shelbyville.
Gabriel Stoll, hefting a stringer of 58 crappie, as well as 4 white bass, that he and friends caught on 07/13/12.
Sarah Voges and Steve, along with her dad Brian and her brother Adam, holding on to a 20lb buffalo on 07/14/12.
Brian Davis and his friend Mark hefting a 3-man 45 fish limit of crappie that were caught on 07/15/12 on Shelbyville.
Delbert, Holland Morgan and Dan with a mix of white bass and crappie that were caught on 07/16/12.
Randy Palissen, along with his brother Jeff, kneeling with their catch of white bass, crappie and channel cat on 07/17/12.
Randy holding up the buffalo that he caught on 07/17/12 on Shelbyville.
Kevin, friend of Mike Toohill, hoisting a 30lb+ buffalo –1 of 13– that were caught on 07/18/12.
Mike Toohill showing off 1 of his 20lb buffalo that he caught on 07/18/12.
We “attempted” to put 5 buffalo in a cooler to donated to a local fisherman—it did not work out so well!
Jason Kuefler & Mark Evans, along with Bill Loy (not pictured), holding a 4-man 60 fish limit of crappie that were caught on Shelbyville on 07/22/12.
Steve Spurgeon, and his friend Tyler, holding a 14inch crappie and a 3-man 45 fish limit of crappie caught on Shelbyville on 07/24/12.
Cal Davis and his friend Tony showing off their 3-man limit of crappie caught on 07/26/12.
Lucas Kozak holding up a 20lb buffalo, 1 of 3 that he caught, on Shelbyville on 07/30/12.
Lucas, Ray & Matthew Kozak with a stringer of 50 crappie that they caught on their outing on Shelbyville on 07/30/12.
Lucas Kozak struggling to hold up a stringer of 50 crappie, with his younger brother Matthew, looking on, on 07/30/12.
Jacob Zurawski, his younger brother, Dad-Brian (in the background), mom-Jeannie (not shown) & Steve holding up a 20lb buffalo that Jacob caught on Shelbyville on 07/31/12.
Matt Craig and his friend Kevin with a 48qt cooler full of white bass that were caught on 06/04/12.
Gary Sperry and his friends Gary & Steve with an over-loaded cooler of white bass that were caught on 05/30/12.
Braeydn and his dad Brad Rodseth with a mess of white bass that they caught on Shelbyville on 06/06/12.
Mark and Lisa Tullos with a catch of white bass and crappie on 06/08/12 on Lake Shelbyville.
Billy Morris with a mess of white bass, crappie and a large mouth that he and hid Uncle Bill Odenwald and Bill’s brother-in-law Jim Lewandowski with Steve on 06/24/12.
Colt Ratermann showing off one of the many crappie that were caught during the Child’s Wish/Frank Lawhead Memorial fishing event on Shelbyville on 6/26/12.
Austin, with Brian Cleland, and Austin’s granddad hauling in a
crappie during the Child’s Wish/Frank Lawhead Memorial fishing
event on 06/26/12.
Colt and Steve showing off a stringer of 41 crappie that they caught on
Shelbyville during the Child’s Wish/Frank Lawhead Memorial fishing event on 06/26/12.
Ryan Reifsteck and Pam holding up 4 crappie of the 4-man limit of crappie and some white bass caught on 05/23/12.
Becky Dowell hefting a stringer of 45 crappie and 60+ white bass that were caught along with Steve and her dad on 05/21/12.
Steve & Steven Majkrzak & Melanie Clegg with a 4-man limit stringer of crappie, some walleye and white bass all caught on Lake Shelbyville on 05/19/12.
Todd Hall and friend Jamie with their 3 limits of crappie, 30 white bass, a couple of sauger and a couple of walleye all caught on 05/16/12.
Jessie Johnson with 3 limits of crappie, 50 white bass and 5 walleye, all caught on 05/15/12.
Steve, Herb & Cathy (not shown) Derryberry with their 4 limits of crappie that were caught on 05/14/12.
Dave & Ed Holke showing off another 3-man limit of crappie and 100+ white bass caught on Shelbyville on 05/08/12.
Dave & Ed Holke holding up a 3-man limit of crappie and 12 legal walleye of the 30 that were caught on 05/07/12.
Steve with a 14-inch crappie and a 20-inch walleye on 05/04/12.
Mike and Frank Rubin with several walleye and a 3-man limit of crappie from 05/04/12.
Dan & Caren Haberstroh with 3 limits of crappie and a bunch of white bass, all caught on 05/02/12.
George Peterson & his friends with a 4-man limit of crappie on 04/29/12.
Larry Happ hefting 100 white bass & Craig Grant holding a 3-man limit of crappie that were caught on 04/27/12.
Bill Gibson & Dave Bialka with their 3-man limit of crappie caught on 04/26/12.
Louie & Linda Dutka with their 3-man stringer of crappie caught on Shelbyville on 04/19/12.
Linda Dutka, showing off 2–14-inch crappie that were caught on 04/19/12.
Marvin Morehead showing off 14 inch crappie that was caught on Shelbyville on 04/17/12.
Bernie Wrezinsai along with Brady & Tyler and their catch of crappie on 04/12/12.
Bruce Stammer & his friend Bob hefting a 3-man limit of crappie and some white bass that they caught on 04/09/12.
Bob Taylor and his friend Joe with a 3-man 45 crappie limit that was caught in 90 min on 04/07/12.
Ron and Brad showing off their 3-man limit of 45 crappie and 31 white bass caught on 04/04/12.
Ron Guth and Brad Dimmitt holding up 4 big crappie on Shelbyville on 04/04/12.
Rex, Fred, Bill & Bill showing off their 6-man limit of 180 crappie caught 04/03/12.
15 inch crappie caught by Adlai Miller and his son on 03/29/12.
Austin Ford showing off 2 13inch crappie that were caught on 03/23/12.
Richard, Austin and Scott Ford holding up their 4-man 60 fish stringer of crappie on 03/23/12.
Mike Quigley and his dad with a mess of crappie caught on Shelbyville on 03/22/12.
Randy & Ryan Vendeg, along with their friend Bob, showing off a cooler of 60 crappie caught on 03/21/12.
Wilbur Miller holding up a 3-man stringer of crappie caught on Shelbyville on 03/19/12.
Mo Benson and I showing off 2 of the big ones caught on 03/14/12.