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Fishing Report for Shelbyville May 25-31

Lake Shelbyville Best Bet…Crappie

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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.

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