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

Crappie bite is still good. Been fishing 6 to 10 foot of water with jigs or minnows.  We have a few days left in August and September of you would like to get in on some end of summer fishing. We also have very limited days left for the fall bite in October and November call now before we book up. 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob. 

Channel catfish are also going good using triple S stink bait around drops and structure. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Crappie fishing is good using minnows or jigs around structure in 5 to 12 foot of water. 

Channel catfish are also hitting very good using stink bait around structure and dropoffs. 

We still have some days available in August and September for crappie or catfish. We also have very few October and November crappie dates left so call now to book your days! 618-472-4763