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Fish in Lake Shelbyville to benefit from ‘Cube’ structures

Outdoor News

Date: 1/10/2017 8:34:00 AM

A crew installs fish structures in Lake Shelbyville in December. A total of 18 “Cubes” were placed, with more planned in the future. My original plan for Sunday morning was to get in some winter crappie fishing on Lake Shelbyville, but simply walking

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Sarley: January means outdoors shows are here

Northwest Herald

Date: 1/4/2017 3:47:00 PM

To participate or to askq uestions, call Capt. Walt Koch at 847-710-5453. Join the Lake Shelbyville Muskie Club: Lake Shelbyville is one of the finest muskie fisheries int he Midwest, and probably the finest in Illinois. They lake could use a little help

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New blogger excited about talking Illinois hunting, fishing

Outdoor News

Date: 1/4/2017 12:14:00 PM

My home is now outside of Decatur in central Illinois. This offers me plenty of opportunity to fish Lake Shelbyville and other smaller waters in the middle of the state. What will I be posting about? Just about anything that matters to Illinois hunters and

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Christmas tree disposal options


Date: 1/3/2017 2:08:00 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are collecting trees for the Lake Shelbyville Tree Recycling program, which submerges discarded trees in the lake to provide cover for fish. Trees are being collected through February

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'He meant the world to Sidney'

The News-Gazette

Date: 12/30/2016 1:06:00 AM

I was just with him; he was fine.’” One of Cokley’s favorite memories of Mr. Kropp was of a trip they took to Lake Shelbyville. Mr. Kropp’s bass boat was running 70 or 80 miles per hour on the water. Cokley was wearing a brand new sweatshirt

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• Surface Area: 11,000 Acres
Lake Shelbyville is a reservoir located in Shelby County, Illinois and Moultrie County, Illinois created by damming the Kaskaskia River at Shelbyville, Illinois. The lake's normal surface pool is 11,100 acres (44.9 km2) at an elevation of 183 meters (600.4 ft). The area that surrounds the lake is the Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area. The lake is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the wildlife is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
$57 million was appropriated for the dam and lake project. Ground breaking on the dam occurred May 4, 1963. Filling of the reservoir began August 1, 1970. The lake was officially dedicated September 12, 1970. The dam is 3,025 feet (922.0 m) long and 108 feet (32.9 m) tall with normal pool height 17 feet (5.2 m) below the top.

Bordering the lake are two state parks: Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Park; and five federal campgrounds including Coon Creek, Opossum Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point and Forest (Bo) Woods. There is also Wilburn Creek and Whitley Creek Recreational Area. Lake Shelbyville's shoreline is heavily wooded and subject to severe erosion. Man-made beaches are located at Dam West (Shelbyville), Wilborn Creek, Wolf Creek State Park and Sullivan Beach. Aside from the main channel of the lake are many coves, perfect for fishing. The lake is deeper than other major lakes in Illinois, so it is popular with boaters during the summer.
There are full-service marinas, resorts and campgrounds on the lake. There are three full service marinas in business: Findlay, Lithia Springs and Sullivan Marina. Findlay Marina is located north of Marker 5 just past the bridge on the west side of the lake. Sullivan Marina and Campground is located 4 miles south of Sullivan and includes hotel suites. Lithia Springs Marina is located on the southern end of the lake.
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