Fishing

 

Shabbona Lake’s #1 Experts

We stock only what works at Shabbona Lake.

 

Shabbona Lakeside is now OPEN for the SEASON

Lakeside will be open everyday, 7 days a week,

March 8 AM to 5 PM

April 1st to April 10th 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM

April 11th to September 5th 6 AM to 7 PM

September 6th to September 30th 6 AM to 6:30 PM

October 1st to October 10th 6:30 AM to 6 PM

October 11th to October 31st 7 AM to 5PM

 

We will have a full line of bait, tackle & fishing licenses.

 

Check Out Fish Pictures

 

The staff of Lakeside Bait Shop, Boat Rental and Tackle are courteous, friendly and willing to help you get the best of your trip to Shabbona Lake. Since 1998, this has been a family operated business. On any given day you can find a Sands family member in the shop ready to assist you. Let’s start with Denny who as many of you know as the “expert” of Shabbona Lake. Denny has been highly involved in the Park and Lake since it’s beginning. You won’t find anyone who understands how to fish Shabbona Lake better than Denny. Denny’s son, Clint and daughter-in-law Heather, have taken over the day to day operations of the business. Clint literally grew up on Shabbona Lake and is a wealth of knowledge like his father.

 

Denny has passed on his love of fishing to his children (Becky, Aaron & Clint) and grandchildren. Clint and his wife, Heather, both work in the bait shop along with Becky’s children (Christian and Anthony). This business is truly a family tradition that will carry on for generations. Stop in and let us help you make your trip to Shabbona Lake all you expect it to be!

 

The bait shops offers:

 

  • Boat Rental (pontoon, bass fishing boat, motor boat, row boat kayaks, canoes and paddle boats)
  • bait
  • tackle (specific to Shabbona Lake)
  • fishing poles
  • fishing hot spots map created by Denny Sands
  • candy & snacks
  • water & pop
  • alcohol
  • tons of pictures of fish caught at Shabbona Lake
  • pictures of the land before the lake was created
  • Illinois State Lottery

– Clint & Heather

 

Cancellation Policy: You must call 815-824-2581 and cancel before the day of your rental otherwise you will be charged the full rental rate and you will receive an in store credit for a future boat rental.  No refunds.

 

 

Cancellation Policy: You must call 815-824-2581 and cancel before the day of your rental otherwise you will be charged the full rental rate and you will receive an in store credit for a future boat rental. No refunds.

 

Discounts for 2015 Season

Boat Rentals all discounts apply to all day rentals only

 

You must mention the discounts when paying for the boat rental at the bait shop to receive the discounts.

 
Discounts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 may not be combined

  1. Reservation Discount $5.00 Off
  2. Daily Discounts (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday–Women’s Day (If there is a women in the boat 10% off)
    Tuesday–Midweek Discount 10% off
    Wednesday–Midweek Discount 10% off
    Thursday–Midweek Discount 10% off
    Friday–Kid’s Day (If there is a kid under 16 in the boat 10% off)
  3. Grandparent/Grandchild (if both are in the boat 10% off)
  4. Multiple Day 10% off (must pay for all days on first day)
  5. Active Military 10% off any day (must have military ID)
  6. DeKalb County Residents 10% off any day (must show proof of residency)

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