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Guided Fishing Trips on Lake Shelbyville!

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.

Guided Fishing Trip Openings
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Lake Shelbyville 2016 (Weather Permitting)

July 14,21,22,24,25,26
August 2,3,4,9,10,14,18,19,21-24,28-31
September 1-4,6,7,8,11-15,17,19,20-30
October 1-19
November 1-4,6,7,8,10,11,13-17,20-30
December 1,2,4-15

Kentucky Lake

October 22,23,25,28

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E-mail fish@lakeshelbyvilleguide.com
Phone (217) 762-7257
Cell: (217) 840-1221

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 73.9 F

Relative Humidity: 99%

Dewpoint: 74 F

Wind: Calm

Today's percipitation: 0.00 in (0 mm)

Mostly Cloudy


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

The lake has fallen back to summer pool and with no rain and extreme heat the water temps are running about 86. This has taken the walleye/sauger much deeper and very dormant during the day. From now on if you fish for them you will do better at night.

The white bass are feeding on suspended schools of bait fish so trolling crank baits will be the most effective. Also try casting a two-jig rig out over drop offs and count them down until you find them. My Candystripers work very well too.

I have put all my trolling rods away and went back to crappie fishing. We are bouncing from one brush pile and stump field to the next and catching crappie all day long. Most days we are catching over a hundred so the action is very good.

We are using a slip bobber and lively minnow since I don’t like to put the boat over brush in clear water. We are fishing them anywhere from 8-15ft. down over big brush and stumps on edges of flats.

Once we get a strong thermocline the bait will drop down to it and so will the crappie. This congregates them and this is the best crappie action most of you will ever see. I still have plenty of open dates for this so just look at my front page of my website.

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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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Book Your Fishing Trip Today!
Book your next fishing trip now! We are currently taking bookings for guided fishing trips! Fishing should be great and dates will fill quickly!

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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

And of course,
Our Online Store!


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