Shelbyville Lake Fishing:
Attractions: Forest Park
Attractions: Unique to Shelbyville
Lake Shelbyville Big Fish Program
Walleye: - 13 lb. 10 oz. Caught by Dave Pryor - March 28/1982
Crappie: - 3 lb. 8 oz. - Caught by Glen Braden - May 5/1997
Flathead Catfish: - 62 lb. 10 oz. - Caught by Chris Rentfro - June 2002
Largemouth Bass: - 8 lb. 1 oz. - Caught by Gene Compton - May 4, 2003 -
White Bass: - 4 lb. 3 oz. - Caught by Bruce Sanders - 10 April 2002 -
Muskie: - 38 lb. 8 oz. - Illinois State Record - Caught by Matt Carmean - April 20/2002 -
To qualify for the big fish program:
A person must bring the fish and an official certificate stating the fish was weighed on a certified scale, that they caught the fish in Lake Shelbyville and the weight of the fish.
If the fish is larger than the previous fish in the program the Corps will have the fish mounted.
The fish must hang in the Visitor’s Center until a larger one is turned in. “At that time the previous “big fish” may be taken home by the owner.
To display a picture of your big fish. Bring a picture to the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center to be displayed. A picture may also be taken of your fish at the Visitor Center. The picture will be displayed on the Lake Shelbyville "wall of fame".
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or the project office at 217-774-3951.