Guided Fishing Trips on Lake Shelbyville!
fishing trips year-round at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois. Enjoy the day,
fish your limit of white bass, crappie, and walleye while you
learn more about fishing from professional fishing guide, Steve Welch.
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Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake
Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.
The lake rose to 604.8 and is falling back slowly which is about four-feet over summer pool. It did not get dirty though so the fishing remained good.
Our water temps are running about 80-83 and still very clear on the south end and some stain on the north.
I have put away the white bass rods and concentrating on the crappie that are just on fire and I have seen some real pigs this past couple of weeks. The numbers of fish you catch in a day are tremendous as well.
We are concentrating on channel banks and using brush piles,ends of down trees, and standing trees, They need to have good branches down about 13-18 feet depending on which end of the lake you are using. The south end is much deeper and clearer so you fish deeper.
We use a special slip bobber rig with twenty-pound braid and a lighter leader so we can get into the deep thick brush and get our rigs back. Of course a lively minnow. We carry about fifteen dozen for four anglers and use a ton of them each day. I have a special system on my boat that brings in air to all my bait tanks for ample air.
I still have a ton of openings left for this deep summer bite and it will remain very good for the rest of the summer. Don’t worry about the heat we have a very nice breeze each day to keep you cool and this type fishing is a ball for all ages.
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Fishing Articles by Steve Welch
Visit the Fishing Articles page to read articles written by fishing guide, Steve Welch! These articles cover fishing tips and techniques for all seasons!
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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
Gregory's Resort - At the entrance to Lithia Springs Marina
Spillway Motel - Shelbyville Dam on Rt 16
Atwood Armory - 4mi N of Atwood on County Rd 1175N
L.B.s Outdoors - 2886 S. Mount Zion Rd., Deactur, IL 62521
Howie's Lakeside South of Sullivan on Rt. 32 Bruce/Findley Rd. Crossing
Crappie Pro Shop 130 South Division, Carterville IL
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Our Online Store!