Lake Shelbyville - The Fish Habitat Improvement Day scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2014, has been postponed due to unseasonably thick ice still covering most of Lake Shelbyville. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lithia Springs Boat Ramp Parking Lot and the work will begin at 9:00 a.m. Following the event, a free lunch is available for work day volunteers at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center.
Once again, volunteers are welcome to bring pontoon boats as well as jon boats. The artificial fish attractors are approximately 5 feet in diameter and are more easily transported on a pontoon boat. If there is a shortage of boats, it will slow down placement of the structures. Anyone interested in volunteering their boat is advised to contact Park Ranger Tyler Goble at (217) 774-3951, ext. 7019 before the work day for planning purposes.
All volunteers will receive aerial maps with coordinates detailing where the trees were placed for later fishing reference. Maps will not be supplied to the general public, so if you would like one, come join us for Fish Habitat Improvement Day! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville greatly appreciates lake patrons and surrounding communities for their support of this project and apologizes for any inconvenience with postponement.
For more information on this fish habitat project, contact Park Ranger Tyler Goble at (217) 774-3951, ext. 7019 or IDNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Mounce at (217) 345-2420.