Fishing At Lake Shelbyville
AKA: Shelbyville Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, muskie and sauger at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois.
One of the better largemouth bass fisheries in Illinois, Lake Shelbyville is a large impoundment with plenty of water to fish. This 11,000-acre lake, located in the town of Shelbyville, has over 120 miles of shoreline. Much of this shoreline is not accessible for fishing, due to steep banks which are lined with trees. Much of the surrounding area is also private property. There are places to fish from the bank scattered around the lake. Numerous boat launch ramps are conveniently placed, providing access for pontoon boats, pleasure boats, sailboats, bass boats, canoes, kayaks and all types of fishing boats. Bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, sauger, muskie and several species of sunfish reside in these waters. During bass tournaments held on the lake, numerous bass over the 6-pound mark are often brought to the scales. Marinas, stores, restaurants and other amenities make this a great lake for a weekend fishing trip or a family vacation.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Shelbyville
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Lake Shelbyville Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Lithia Springs Marina
Rentals: Bass boats, kayaks and pontoon boats
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Sullivan Marina & Campground - 217 728-7338
Bo Wood Campground - 217 774-3951
Eagle Creek State Park Campground - 217 756-8260
Wolf Creek State Park Campground - 217 459-2831
Lithia Springs Recreation Area Campground - 217 774-3951
Kaskaskia River Campground - 217 774-4721
Robin Hood Woods Campground & Resort - 217 774-4222
Lake Shelbyville IL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Sullivan Marina & Campground
Sullivan, IL 61951
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 217-774-3951
IDNR County Fisheries Biologist 217-345-2420
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Lake Shelbyville in Illinois.
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Lake Shelbyville offers an ideal location for bass tournaments and general bass fishing in east-central IL.