Nick Shafer

Nick Shafer
Benton, IL

Owner/Guide Nick Shafer is a former U.S. Marine and has established an impressive welding career over the past few years. Currently, he has turned his attention to serving clients as a full-time aspiration because it is his true passion.

My boat is a 22' Skeeter ZX250 powered by a Yamaha Vmax HPDI 250 with Humminbird 1199 SI on the console and bow.

Competitively and recreationally Crappie fishing for over 25 years, winning multiple bass and crappie tournaments including the Crappie Masters Illinois State Championship in 2006 and 2nd place Rend lake Crappie Masters in 2015 Nick is able to serve you at various lakes located in Southern Illinois which includes Rend Lake, Lake of Egypt, and Kinkaid Lake.


Recent Fishing Reports:

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Catfish catfish catfish. June is the start of the catfish marathon. We have had 3 trips so far and had 63 the first day 63 the next day and 82 today. Catching them on stink bait in the rocks.  

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

There are still fish to be caught in the bushes but today we went out to deeper water and caught them pretty good. We fished jigs 8' to 14' deep in 10' to 16' foot of water. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County
Crappie are still going strong in the bushes. It hasn't been great with some slower ?days but we have been getting a nice mess almost every day with a lot of really good fish. We are fishing 18" to 36" deep in the buck brush.

We have had a couple of last minute cancellations for this coming Friday May 26th and Monday May 29th. Call Nick at 618-472-4763 to book.  

Catfish time is also right around the corner and we are booking up fast. Call us now to get in on the best catfishing you can imagine!