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Fishing Report for July 21-27

Lake Shelbyville Best Bet…Crappie on Fire

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The lake rose to 604.8 and is falling back slowly which is about four-feet over summer pool. It did not get dirty though so the fishing remained good.
Our water temps are running about 80-83 and still very clear on the south end and some stain on the north.

I have put away the white bass rods and concentrating on the crappie that are just on fire and I have seen some real pigs this past couple of weeks. The numbers of fish you catch in a day are tremendous as well.

We are concentrating on channel banks and using brush piles,ends of down trees, and standing trees, They need to have good branches down about 13-18 feet depending on which end of the lake you are using. The south end is much deeper and clearer so you fish deeper.

We use a special slip bobber rig with twenty-pound braid and a lighter leader so we can get into the deep thick brush and get our rigs back. Of course a lively minnow. We carry about fifteen dozen for four anglers and use a ton of them each day. I have a special system on my boat that brings in air to all my bait tanks for ample air.

I still have a ton of openings left for this deep summer bite and it will remain very good for the rest of the summer. Don’t worry about the heat we have a very nice breeze each day to keep you cool and this type fishing is a ball for all ages.

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