The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources harvested 104,593 walleye, averaging 2.01 inches, from the Fin and Feathers Nursery Pond located near Sullivan, IL. Harvested fish were immediately stocked at a number of different locations in Lake Shelbyville on June 9, 2011.
Walleye fishing this year at Lake Shelbyville has been excellent. This can be contributed to the increased number of stocked walleye and natural recruitment of walleye from the Spring of 2009. Come and enjoy fishing at Lake Shelbyville! While fishing always remember to play it safe and wear your life jacket so you can return home to those who love you.
For more information concerning the walleye harvest and stocking you can contact Park Ranger Jeremy Logan at (217) 774-3951ext. 4 or Illinois Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Mike Mounce at (217) 345-2420.