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Old 11-02-2005, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys

I'm going down this weekend. Has anyone been down there recently

I would be interested hearing about what was hitting.

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Old 11-03-2005, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well I guess nobody fish's shelbyville, so when I get back I will give y'all the report.
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Old 11-03-2005, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can try checking here for a report.

http://www.lakeshelbyvilleguide.com/fishing.htm

Good luck and will have to let us know how you do when you get back.
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Old 11-04-2005, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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thanx for that info. it was helpful. Now I can narrow down the sites I want to hit for crappie and muskie.

I'll let you know how we do.
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I was down there Sat. afternoon and Sun. morning looking for crappie. Found one very nice sized one and a few smaller. Others seemed to do well earlier Sat., although they still really had to search for them. My first time on that lake in a very long time.

We used crappie jigs and minnows in shallow (4 - 10 feet) and fished no more than 4 or 5 feet down. Wilborn creek area fishing submerged wood.

How'd you do, Salu1952?
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Saturday landed 2 muskie for my buddy. one 39", one 37". I hooked up with 2. Lost both. Had 4 follower that wouldn't bit.

Sunday landed a 41" muskie. had a a bunch of followers after that but couldn't get them to hit.

I have never seen so many muskie in one place at the same time in my life. I don't know if this happens every fall, but I am definitely going back to try again.

sorry no pics, left my camera on the kitchen table.
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Good going on the musky. What kind of lure were you using?
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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6" red twister tails on 1/8 oz white jig, and Meps muskie killer
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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I believe you! I have seen many reports of Shelbyville being "on" for Muskies. Were they in the creek arms or on main lake points? For some reason, Black bucktails with green blades work well there, along with SS Shads.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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This is the part that will be hard to believe.

I would never have looked for muskie in the spillway. But that's where they were. It was like a wolf pack checking out everything in the water that moved.

Actually I was looking to see if the stripers were still in the spillway. when we saw the first muskie follow a 2" twistertail in, we changes tackle and the fun began. It seemed they were attracted to lures with red and white combos. the brighter the red the better.
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