Tag: Lake Shelbyville

Fishing reports and photos

Fishing reports and photos
Probably the biggest fish by one of littlest anglers comes from a report from Denny Sands of Lakeside Tackle by Shabbona Lake. Good Job Erica! Shabbona Lake Erica, age 4, came within 1/10 of a pound from the Shabbona Lake Record Walleye on Saturday, July 13th. Shabbona Lake’s current record Walleye is 9.9 Pounds.  The... Read more »

Fishing Reports... And photos

Jeff "Big Dog" Novak with a nice Calumet River Bass.
I have a few photos from my last trip to the Calumet River.  I fished with Jeff “Big Dog” Novak.   Jeff is one of the pro staff members of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and has helped me often with the Illinois Outdoors TV Show. I was quite surprised how much duckweed was... Read more »

Fishing Reports...

First one here is from Ken “HUSKER” O’Malley. Clinton Lake and South Suburban Ponds Hey Don,  TJP and I spent the weekend down at Clinton Lake with Arlington Anglers. Fishing was tough as both the bass and crappie were post spawn. Water temps were 83 on the hot side and 73 to 78 on the... Read more »

Lake Shelbyville fishing report

This report came in from Steve Welch…. The lake is rising 3-4 inches a day and our water temps have spiked to mid seventies. The bass and crappie spawn is about done and after this week I will be leaning more towards walleye fishing. I am starting to pick them up while crappie fishing and... Read more »

Shelbyville Fishing Guide seminar schedule

Steve Welch,  Shelbyville Guide Service, has been my connection for fishing reports on not only Shelbyville, but other lakes in his area.  You may not be aware that Steve is also a seminar speaker who loves to share his experiences and educate others on how to catch fish, Steve has some upcoming seminars that you... Read more »

Shelbyville crappies and stripers...

From Steve Welch… Don, This cold snap has really moved the crappie. I have been getting them deep last week then just like overnight they moved shallow. The bait has been shallow for three weeks so the crappie finally picked up on this. Water temps fell almost ten degrees and we are finally on the... Read more »

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Tournament Results

From Bob Kidd regarding the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Tournament Results… “Pictured  to the right are the top three teams left to right from the Carpenters Bass Tournament. John Ardaugh, Joliet, Il. Local 174 and Larry Landers Gardner, Illinois Local 916 1st place and Big Bass  Dennis Price Jr. Tingley Park local 141 and Dennis... Read more »

Some great fishing reports

I received a number of great fishing reports over the weekend and would like to share them with you.  In most cases, these reports come from guides.  If you want to learn about these waters, hiring them is money well spent.  Here are the reports… From Steve Welch, Crappie Specialties Hi Don,   Here is what... Read more »