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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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Lake Shelbyville Walleye Fishing & Saugar Fishing

Lake Shelbyville has outstanding Walleye fishing and much better than ever thought possible from when they first stocked the lake with fingerlings imported from Ontario. When the Walleyes became old enough to spawn they instinctively traveled to the Kaskaskia River where conditions were just right to lay their eggs. As a result Walleyes are reproducing and their numbers have grown to the point where Lake Shelbyville has become the top Walleye fishery in Illinois.

Next to Largemouth Bass, Walleye is the freshwater fish that is in the most demand because it is considered the best tasting of all freshwater fish. Guests have reported catching their limit many times and often catch Walleyes when fishing for other species.

Lake Shelbyville has no cottages or resorts on its shores. Robin Hood Woods is only 2.5 miles from Shelbyville Lake and its multiple boat-launches.

Lake Shelbyville Saugar & Walleye Fishing Report

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.

Sauger were collected at the rate of 24.8 per hour during the 2010 fall stocking success survey. The largest sauger collected in 2010 was 14 inches and weighed 0.9 lbs. Some legal-size sauger were reported caught by fishermen in 2009 and 2010. Although the stocked fish appear to be doing very well, fishing prospects for sauger in 2011 are fair due to low stocking densities prior to 2010. Fishing prospects should improve in 2012 as the 2010 year class recruits to harvestable size.

  • Lake Shelbyville Fishing Tournaments
  • Lake Shelbyville Big Fish Program
  • Pictures & Information Compliments of Steve Welch, Lake Shelbyville Guide Service(off site)

    Interesting Walleye Articles:

  • Walleye Tips & Tactics(off site)
  • Deep Water Walleye Techniques(off site)
  • Bottom Bouncing Rigs for Walleye(off site)