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Guided 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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Lake Shelbyville 2016 (Weather Permitting)

July 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10,12-15,18,19,21,22,24,25,26
August 2,3,4,9,10,14,15,18,19,21-24,28-31
September 1-4,6,7,8,11-15,17,19,20-30
October 1-19
November 2-8,10-17,20-30
December 1,2,4-15

Kentucky Lake

October 22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 51.4 F

Relative Humidity: 98%

Dewpoint: 51 F

Wind: Calm

Today's percipitation: 0.11 in (3 mm)


Detailed Forecast for Shelbyville, IL.

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1st place win at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament
Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.

Lake Shelbyville
Fishing Report

I have returned to Lake Shelbyville and have been guiding since Friday April 22nd. Here is what I have seen.

The lake is coming up fast with the rain over the last few days and water temps. remain in the mid sixties. The color is still fine on most of the lake. Only way above Bo-Woods up towards the Kaskaskia is muddy.

We are only crappie fishing at this time. We have been fishing a slip bobber and minnow rig on a plain number two Tru-Turn hook. The north end has fish from the bank out to about six-feet range on any kind of wood. The south end we are fishing on points over deep brush that comes almost to the surface but we are still fishing about the same depth six-feet or so but the overall water depth might be twenty-feet or more. They are suspended around the brush. Now with the rising water the fish are getting on the bank all over the lake and in the coves mid lake to south end. So just take your pick shallow or deep they are biting everywhere.

I still break out my 12ft. BnM rods and fish my Deep Ledge Jigs black 3/32oz. on a Brushpile Brush Chub in chartreuse. Depends on how close I can get to them or the type of cover we are fishing. The catching is very good these past few days and now we are seeing some bigger fish as I predicted with the lake coming up. Won’t be long and we will be at summer pool.

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Fishing Articles by Steve Welch

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Find our Fishing Products at These Local Retailers

Atwood Armory - 4mi N of Atwood on County Rd 1175N
Chip's Marine
- At the entrance to the Forest "Bo" Woods Recreation Area, 4mi S of Sullivan, IL on Rt 32
Coon Creek Castaways - 1643 County Highway 42, Shelbyville, IL
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
L.B.s Outdoors - 2886 S. Mount Zion Rd., Deactur, IL 62521
Millrich Outdoors - 1059 E. Columbia St., Arthur, IL
Spillway Motel - Shelbyville Dam on Rt 16

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