Shabbona Lake’s #1 Experts

We stock only what works at Shabbona Lake.

March – Weather Dependent

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

May 1st to September 7th 6 AM to 7 PM

September 8th to September 30th 6 AM to 6:30 PM

October 1st to October 12th 6:30 AM to 6 PM

October 13th to October 31st 7 AM to 5PM

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

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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.

We offer:

~ Boat Rental (pontoon, bass fishing boat, motor boat, row boat, kayaks, 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

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Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental will be opening for the season on 5/29/20.  The bait shop will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM seven days a week.  Boat rentals will be available from 7 AM to 6 PM daily.  We will be announcing when Pokanoka’s Cafe and The Camp Store will be opening.  THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IS REQUIRING ALL CUSTOMERS TO BE WEARING A MASK WHILE IN THE CONCESSION BUILDING AND ON THE RENTAL BOATS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MASK YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING OR ON THE RENTAL BOATS. WE WILL HAVE MASKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FOR $2.00 EACH.

We ask that all our customers please be patient as we will be opening in the middle of our season, training new employees and implementing new safety regulations