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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:
39.5018300000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
65
County:
Longitude:
-88.6754600000000000000
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
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):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Lake Shelbyville Catfish Rating:
2
Lake Shelbyville Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Shelbyville Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Shelbyville Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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 crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

05:33 CST

Sunset:

20:11 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full