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, muskie, and walleye while you
learn more about fishing from professional fishing guide, Steve Welch.
Guided Fishing Trip Openings
with Steve Welch
March Kentucky Lake 9-13,21,24-27,30
April Lake Shelbyville 1-5,7,11-18,20-30
Guided Fishing Trip Openings
on Second Boat (without 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 water temps have fallen to 40 with the cold nights we have experienced. I have had to move out of creek arms and onto the main lake to find slightly warmer water. This past Saturday we pulled 47 keepers from our first tree so they are really bunched up.
We are fishing the north end of the lake from Bo-Woods over to Wilborn in about ten-feet of water over both down trees and submerged brush. We use ten-foot rods and just fish straight down with my Deep Ledge 1/4oz. jigs in white on sunny days and black,orange or chartreuse on cloudy days. We are using Midsouth tubes in white sparkle or (102), white and chartreuse (108),chartreuse and white (801) or chartreuse glow. Just keep moving until you hit a tree that is loaded with them. I have a tree that I took 105 crappie from in two mornings alone and there are several like that.
I took a ride down to the deeper south end on Friday and we caught a ton of fish but most were just shy of ten-inches. We need the Corp to start pulling to winter pool and the current will bring the big fish from the coves out on the ledges. But until then you can catch them very fast mid lake to south end due to the water temps being quite a bit warmer. I found eight degrees difference over shallower north end.
This style crappie fishing will remain this good until ice up so don’t put that boat away yet. I still have plenty of openings in December so just check my availability list. Also those Kentucky Lake trips are filling so don’t wait or you will miss out.
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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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