Local Anglers, IL DNR and the Corps of Engineers Working Together to Improve Fish Habitat on Shelbyville Lake

Shelbyville Lake is getting much-needed fish habitat thanks to a concerted effort by groups of local anglers, staff from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Georgia Cubes” are a combination of pvc pipe and corrugated drain pipe that are proven fish attractors. The design of the traditional George Cubes was modified to lift the structure off of the bottom and reduce the likelihood of the structures becoming silted in. Native aquatic vegetation is also being reintroduced to Shelbyville as part of a long-term comprehensive fish habitat restoration effort. The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and Friends of Reservoirs will be providing additional funding in 2018 to continue the great work being done on Shelbyville.

Through His Lens – Lake Shelbyville

ICYMI: work is being done to help the fish in Lake Shelbyville.On this morning's "Through His Lens" segment, Steve Nichols heads out to the lake to take a look at the project.

Posted by WAND-TV NewsCenter 17 on Sunday, March 11, 2018