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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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Kentucky Lake 2015 (Weather Permitting)

September 21,29

Lake Shelbyville 2015 (Weather Permitting)

July 1,2,5,6,8,9,12-17,19-24,26-28,30,31
August 2-6,9-12,15,17,18,20-23,25,27-31
September 2,3,4,5,8,9,10
October 2,4-14,16,18-30
November 1-30

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Current Conditions for Shelbyville, IL

Temperature: 46 F

Relative Humidity: 88%

Dewpoint: 43 F

Wind: From the NE at 8 MPH Gusting to 14.0 MPH

Today's percipitation: in ( 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

With the cooler nights this past week the crappie have backed off the bank so we have been fishing minnow rigs over deep brush in the mouths of coves or main lake points from mid lake to south end. Water temps are running about 56 and the lake color on the south end is very clear.

The brush we are fishing is in about 20-25 feet of water and the top of it is in about 12. We are drifting slip bobber rigs over it using the wind with large minnows. I caught a two pound crappie this week using a minnow over four-inches long. This is what we are doing on sunny days and staying back off the brush since the water is so clear. We are looking for brush holding white crappie since they are much larger. You get on a pile holding mainly blacks you won’t get many over ten-inches.

Cloudy or very windy days we are tight lining jigs right down in the brush rather than over it. We are still using my Deep Ledge Jigs in either 3/32 or 1/8oz. with a Brushpile Hammer in either white and chartreuse or orange and chartreuse.

Every day this past week we got a three or four man limit of 45 or 60 and did it in less than four hours so get out there. No need to wait on the fish to come to the bank.

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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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