Campground & RV Park
Public Facilities
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2 Bedroom Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 poeple

2 Bedroom Waterfront Cabin
(sleeps up to 6)

1-1/2 Bedroom Waterfront Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1-1/2 Bedroom Waterfront Cedar Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1 Bedroom Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1 Room Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

Family Cottage - sleeps 4 people

Shelbyville Lake Fishing:
Fishing On Our Pond
Largemouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
White Bass Fishing
Walleye & Saugar Fishing
Muskie Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Catfish Fishing
Bluegill Fishing

Recreational Activities:
Biking & Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Golf Cart Rentals

Attractions: Forest Park
Chautauqua Auditorium
General Dacey Trail

Attractions: Historical
Lincoln Public Square Eternal Flame
Shelby County Courthouse
Shelbyville Public Library
Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society

Attractions: Unique to Shelbyville
Best Wedding Chapel
Goat Tower
Boarman Chevy BelAir Museum
Roxy Theatre
Thompson Mill Covered Bridge

Attractions: Wineries:
Niemerg Family Winery
Vahling Vineyards
Willow Ridge Vineyards & Winery

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Contact Us & Directions
Reservation Form
Maps of Shelbyville Lake


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Lake Shelbyville Catfish Fishing

Lake Shelbyville has both Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish.

Flathead Cats are common and get to me enormous in size. The lake record so far is an incredible 62 pounds 10 oz but biologist feel there should be a few in the lake that are even bigger. Flathead catfish are also common in the lake and are the main target for Catfish hunters.

Channel Catfish numbers are fairly low considering the time they have had to proliferate. It has been suggested that the Flathead Catch are just too much competition for available resources and have kept Channel Cat numbers from growing. The largest Cannel Catfish caught so far in Lake Shelbyville, which is known to biologist, was 8 pounds. 95% of Catch that anglers catch are Flatheads.

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.

Lake Shelbyville Catfish Fishing Report

Catfish - fair - good - Very low numbers of channel catfish were collected during recent surveys, with the largest in 2010 being 27 inches and 8 lbs. As usual, few flathead catfish were collected as well, with the largest measuring 37 inches and 33 lbs. The lake record flathead, weighing 62 lbs. was caught in 2002. Channel catfish recruitment appears to have improved though, as good catches of harvestable "fiddler-size" channel catfish were reported by fishermen in fall 2010. Flathead catfish recruitment appears to be variable, but apparently low. Fishermen report variable, but fair success. Fishing prospects for 2011 are improved to good for numbers and fair for size.

  • Lake Shelbyville Fishing Tournaments
  • Lake Shelbyville Big Fish Program
  • Fishing Report Compliments of Lake Shelbyville Guide Service (off site)
  • Picture Compliments of Illinois Outdoors (off site)