Lake Shelbyville has no cottages or resorts on its shores. Robin Hood Woods is only 2.5 miles from Lake Shelbyville and its multiple boat-launches.
Crappie - excellent - Crappie fishing was excellent in fall 2009 and has been improving ever since. Crappie fishing in 2010 has been very good with fishermen catching limits of fish, including fish up to 15". Fall fish populations surveys indicate that good numbers of legal size crappie were present.
The largest white crappie collected during the 2010 fall survey was 14 inches and weighed 1.2 lbs. The largest black crappie collected during the 2010 fall survey was 11 inches and weighed 0.8 lbs. The largest crappie reported from tournaments was 2.0 lbs.
The crappie regulation changed in April, 2007 and so far has been popular with fishermen. Fishermen will be able to keep ten (10) crappie, 10" and larger, PLUS an additional five (5) crappie less than 10". This regulation is designed to thin out the smaller crappie slightly to provide a small boost in growth rate. Fishing prospects for crappie should be excellent for both numbers and size in 2011 and for several years.