Welcome to Tight Lines Guide Service. We are a year-round crappie fishing guide service on Lake Shelbyville and Clinton Lake. We will provide everything you need to enjoy a day of crappie fishing. All you need to bring is a valid Illinois fishing license, appropriate clothing for the weather we are expecting that day i.e. rain gear, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and whatever food you would like for the day. We will provide a cooler with ice and water for the day.
Lake Shelbyville is located across both Shelby and Moultrie counties in central Illinois. It is an 11,000 acre Army Corps of Engineers flood control reservoir. Clinton Lake is located in DeWitt county approximately 10 miles east of Clinton IL. Clinton is a power plant lake and is used as a cooling water source for Clinton Power Station which makes the water warmer and can be an oasis in the middle of winter when all the other lakes are frozen solid. Both lakes offer excellent crappie populations.
“My fishing memories are many. But treasured most of all are those fishing trips when all appeared hopeless, and then crappie came to the rescue.” – Dan Gapen