Have to agree with MuskyJim, crappie fishing here is always booming but may be challenging. My dad and I were down there last summer after a huge rain and lake was up a lot. We tried the typically bobber and minnow 4-6 ft but needed to go bobberless and sink the minnow with a sinker next to the trees and that was how we caught our limit. Need to try different techniques and possibly different baits. This lake has been loaded for as long as my dad knows (since the 70's). Next time try some different options and make sure that you bring plenty of hooks and sinkers because you will get snagged on the trees but you will catch some fish. Thanks for being positive MJ. Makes a huge difference especially in the times that we are in right now. Need to get to Shab. You are on fire there. Tight lines my friend.
Roger507 that is nonsense. The lake is high. They call it fishing not catching. People catch limits of Crappie and the bass population is good. High lakes make for challenging fishing
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Here June 8 week. After two days very little action at lower end of lake.
Some fish seen at near sunset.
The water is very high, temp 78.
I do not recommend this lake for fishing. If it is stocked, IL is not doing enough, because it is continually over fished.
Your better off to just go for a boat ride. It's good for that.
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Went fishing here over the weekend. The crappie were slow but white Bass were on fire. The Lake was 13 feet higher than when I was here in April. I’ve never seen it this higher. Water temps were from 77-83 at the surface. It dropped about 5 degrees on my trolling motor transducer.
Man, I feel bad for you musky, five Dinks in three days that is really really slow. Hopefully you got some nice Croppie, had a friend there two weeks ago and they really hammered the crappy a lot of 14 and 15 inch or’s
Lake is high. Bass f8shing poor. Spent 3 days with 5 dinks. Local bass fishemen literally no exutent but crappie is fair
musky you target musky there? there seems to be a void of musky fisherman there for the last decade but i see imtt is trying a tournament there this fall...
Hey musky, how did you do down at Shelbyville?
Going to Shelbyville next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. How have the bass been? Surely they are post spawn? What areas are best and how about walleye? And areas and tips appreciated
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Put in at Bo Woods. Water was very dirty. Went south and fished around Eagle. We cleaned 20 crappie over 10”. Fished 6 hours. Caught 40 to get the 20. Females are suspended in deeper water. 15’ to 28’.