News Article

05/08/2017

Expert: Lake Shelbyville fish habitat disappearing

By Stan Polanski

State and lake officials have told area fishermen and representatives of fishing organizations that a grand undertaking needs to happen to reverse the stark loss of fish habitat in Lake Shelbyville.

Mike Mounce, of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said Lake Shelbyville's fish have high mortality rates and simply stocking the lake with more fish would only be a temporary fix to a growing problem.

Expert: Lake Shelbyville fish habitat disappearing