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 is good and getting better.  We have been fishing structure in 4' to 10' with jigs or minnows. Water temperatures are still very warm for this time of year but they are forecasting much cooler temperatures starting Wednesday and that will help a lot. Some of the best fishing of the year is still to come. 

We have had a couple cancellations the first one is Wednesday October 10th, then we have a boat available for October 19th, 20th, 21st or 28th. In November we have a boat available for the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th. Give us a call to book one of those days. 618-472-4763.