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Lake Shelbyville, IL
2016-04-30
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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 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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 should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
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):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Lake Shelbyville Catfish Rating:
2
Lake Shelbyville Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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
Lake Shelbyville Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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:

05:54 CST

Sunset:

19:48 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full