Walleye - excellent - Walleye fishermen and guides reported excellent fishing in late April through May in 2009 and 2010 for walleye. Catch rates of young-of-the-year walleye were very good in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 fall standard fish population and supplemental surveys, and fair in 2010. This increase is likely in part due in part to an increase in the number of fish stocked, however there is a possibility walleye may have spawned in the Kaskaskia River in springs 2008 and 2009.
The catch rate of walleye in the fall stocking success survey of 2009 was 64/hr, while only 18/hr in fall 2010. The largest walleye collected during the 2010 fall surveys was 25+ inches and weighed 4.6 lbs. Fishing prospects for 2011 should be excellent for both numbers and size.
Sauger - fair - Sauger were stocked "experimentally" into Lake Shelbyville for the first time in 2006 to attempt to establish a self-sustaining population. Additional sauger fingerlings (2") were stocked in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. The number stocked in 2010 was significantly increased to 102,000+ from a previous average of 16,500.