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

Fishing continues to improve every day, altho still not as good as it can be this time of year. Still catching fish on stumps and brush along drop offs in 10' to 15' foot of water using jigs. 

I'm not sure how well you'll do off the shore. The water is still too cold for them to be coming in to spawn. There may be some fish on shallow cover feeding. 

We do have a very few days available between now and June. Give me a call to book a day 618-472-4763

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Fishing is getting better after all the rain over the last few weeks. The lake has stabilize at 409.35 almost 5 feet above where it was 3 weeks ago. We are catching fish on brush, stumps, and drop offs in 10 to 14 foot of water on jigs. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Rend is open and ice free for now. Hopefully we won't get another polar blast. 

Bob went out yesterday and had his 10 over 10", 6 unders and called it a day. He was fishing brush and stumps in 6' to 12' of water with jigs. 

Give us a call if you want to release some cabin fever. 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob