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Toledo native wins fishing event at Lake Shelbyville

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 6/17/2018 2:23:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE -- Boater Michael Black of Toledo brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division event at Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics

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Dog show set at Lake Shelbyville

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 6/17/2018 11:22:00 AM

LAKE SHELBYVILLE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting area residents and their canine pets to join them for the 24th annual Lake Shelbyville Dog Days of Summer Dog Show on Saturday, July 7. Participants can enter their dogs in the following

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Illini Team Trail halfway

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 6/13/2018 8:13:00 PM

The Illini Team Trail Bass Tournament Series has already reached the halfway mark of the season with 3 of the 6 Lake Shelbyville tourneys under their belt. The Illini Team Trail Bass Buddy Tourneys started on Lake Shelbyville, founded by Mike and Penny

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State seeks more Eagle Creek rehab bids after receiving just 1

Herald & Review

Date: 6/11/2018 6:00:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE — The state is asking for ideas for the closed, decaying Eagle Creek Resort along Lake Shelbyville after its request for proposals to three months ago received only one answer. Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Ed Cross

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Illinois seeks more bids for Lake Shelbyville resort


Date: 6/11/2018 5:15:00 PM

State officials plan to reopen bids for a resort along Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois. A Department of Natural Resources spokesman tells The News-Gazette there was only one bid during an earlier round. Ed Cross didn't offer a timeline but says Eagle

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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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