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

Rend lake fishing guides/ Crappie predator, has been putting the fish in the box for our clients as usual to start the year off. 375 fish for our clients in the last 3 days. We have been fishing jigs on drop offs in 10'-14' fow. Lately the best colors have been electric chicken, chartreuse, and pink pearl. Call 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob to book your trip! We have some openings the rest of this month and next but we only have a few openings left in April and May for bush fishing call now to book your trip!!