Lake Shelbyville is one of the most popular lakes in Illinois. It has 11,000 acres of water with an average depth of 16 feet and a maximum depth of 67 feet. There are 250 miles of shoreline with many creek arms that provide excellent cover for a variety of fish.
This lake is known for producing trophy largemouth bass. Lake Shelbyville is a popular lake for bass fishing tournaments and many bass are caught in the 4 to 7 pound range every year. There are also plenty of other fish to catch such as crappie, catfish, white bass, walleye, northern pike, muskie and bluegill. Anglers report catches of muskie over 40 inches and catfish over 10 pounds to go along with stringers full of crappie and white bass. Lake Shelbyville is a big lake and it may take some time to learn it, but the fishing can be incredible once you know some of the better spots to fish. Take a look at our Lake Shelbyville fishing tips page for more fishing information.
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|Lake Shelbyville||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.25||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||0.75||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|