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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.

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Guided Trips on Kentucky Lake ( Weather Permitting )

February 5-9,14-28
March 6-17,18,19,21,22,29,30
April 2,7,17-30
May 1-9,13-30

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 59.5 F

Relative Humidity: 69%

Dewpoint: 50 F

Wind: From the SW at 5.6 MPH Gusting to 7.4 MPH

Today's percipitation: 0.00 in (0 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 am running guide trips on Kentucky Lake this winter and this coming spring. Of course since it is so far away I need a commitment of at least two days. For those that have not seen how good it is during the winter you need too. The commitment for two days is prior to March 15th. I have a room booked from March 15-May 22 so I will be down there anyway so you can book one day if you like.

The fish bunch up on drops and you can get twenty to thirty from just one spot. Down there the limit is 30 per angler ten inches and over. I cannot clean them during the winter so just bring a very large cooler to take them home. I can clean them once we get past March 15th.

The Fishtale Lodge is where I stay and I encourage you to stay there as well. You will be responsible for your own lodging and my cost is 325.00 each day for two to split.

My boat is set up for three of us to all set on the nose and fish vertically. No spider rigging I want my clients to feel that thump of that big crappie and we get some real brutes down there. If we don’t get a half dozen over fourteen-inches I am disappointed. The lake is full of fish just shy of two-pounds and my personal best down there is slightly over three pounds.

The electronics on my boat are second to none and most will just be happy to watch them all day. I have two 12-inch and two 9-inch Lowrance Gen. 3’s with all the bells and whistles.

I would start booking now because it doesn’t take long once the show season starts and that is January 6th for me.

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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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