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

Still catching crappie in 12' to 18' on jigs fishing 10' to 14' deep. We had 6 limits today by 12:30 We have a few days available between Bob and I if you would like to book a trip 618-472-4763

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Had fellow members Lance and Steve yesterday and today. It's was cold and windy but we had 65 yesterday. Today was a little colder but the wind was better and we had our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in fishing 10' to 13' in 12' to 18' foot of water. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Still getting them on Rend. Fishing jigs in 10'-14' but also caught a few in some stake beds in 2' before winter decided to show its face again. 

Bob and I still have a few openings left in March. Our April and May dates are almost completely booked but if you call now we have a couple left. Give us a call we would love to put you on the fish! 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Had some fellow members out with me yesterday. We had a good day and caught our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in 10' to 14'. 

Fought the wind today but still had a productive day. We had 2 boats out my boat had 87 and the other boat had 75 nice crappie. Again on jigs in 10' to 14'. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Fish are still biting good on jigs in 10' to 14' foot of water. Fishing drops, stumps, and stake beds. 

Got a free day to take the boss with me and she had a blast as always.