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
with Steve Welch
Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)
July 5,6,9,12,13,14,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,26,30 August 2-6,10-12,15,17,18,20,21,23,25,27-31 September 2,3,4,5,8,9,10 October 2,4-14,16,18-30 November 1-13,15-30
Steve Welch won 1st Place at the Crappie USA Qualifying Tournament on Lake
Shelbyville on May 10, 2008.
The lake is only about six-inches under summer pool and the water temps are running about 71. Rain is in the forecast all week so overcast skies should make it possible to get back on the shallow walleye. We are using blade baits called Big Dudes and my Deep Ledge Jig Spinners 3/16oz. with a twistertail on it. We are casting them up on shallow flats.
We are also pulling bottom bouncers and spinner rigs on ledges all over the lake and catching crappie, white bass and walleye. We are also still drifting minnows over deep main lake brush at about 12-15 feet. We are still limiting out on crappie every day even though the spawn has wrapped up. This week we will be pulling spinners all over the lake and experimenting on where I can get away with it without getting snagged all the time. The fish are staged just outside deep brush on main lake so this method will be deadly. The line counter reels make it possible to pull the spinners through anything once I know exactly how deep they are running. I have found that at 1 mph on a 1 1/2oz. bottom bouncer 18 feet of line runs you ten feet deep. Right now that will get you a bunch of fish.
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,
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
Fishing Guide, Steve Welch - owner/operator
Fully licensed and insured fishing guide for Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois Eemail@example.com Phone (217) 762-7257 Cell: (217) 840-1221
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