Lake Shelbyville
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Shelbyville fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Shelbyville water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Illinois
Latitude:
39.501830
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Longitude:
-88.675460
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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2011-08-09
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 83
8/6/11 - Crappies are scattered throughout the deep water coves. Concentrate on trees and brush at the mouth of the coves, but look for water in the 20- 30 foot range. Crappies are currently suspending in about 8 - 12 foot of water and aggressively taking small minnows fished directly adjacent to structure. You will find smaller numbers and smaller fish right now, but 10 - 12" fish are active. Fish seemed most active mid-morning and early afternoon. When activity slows in the bays, try slow trolling points on the main lake areas with diver plugs in the 8 - 10 foot range. Larger crappie and White Bass are holding off shore in the 25 - 30 foot range. Lots of bait fish in most areas, but the Whites are not busting them on the surface like one might expect. Surface water temperatures are ranging from 84 - 88 degrees.
Lake Shelbyville Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Lake Shelbyville Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try fishing a 1/8 oz Beetle Spin with a 3" Gulp minnow (instead of the grub). Within a few hours, caught and released 10 largemouth bass and several crappie in the coves between Wolf Creek and Lithia Springs on 4/30/10.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Shelbyville at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Shelbyville Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Shelbyville Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- there aren't any smallmouth in this lake
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Shelbyville Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Shelbyville Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 3/4/2011 Fished under the bridge water muddy from rains water level down 5 feet due to winter pool no action.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Shelbyville Walleye Rating:
3.5
Lake Shelbyville Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish evenings and at night for best results.
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Shelbyville Catfish Rating:
2
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Shelbyville Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Shelbyville Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Lake Shelbyville White Bass Rating:
3
Lake Shelbyville White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The white bass are hitting strong below the spillway on any color spoon. Good size and good fight.
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Shelbyville Striped Bass Rating:
2
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:20 CST

Sunset:

19:31 CST

Moon Phase:


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