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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WE ARE OPEN!!!!!!!!  Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental is open 7 days a week 6 am to 6:30 pm.   Boat rentals will be available from 7:00 AM to 5 PM daily, RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.  Pokanoka’s Cafe is open Saturday and Sundays 11 AM to 4 PM.  The Camp Store is open Friday 4 PM to 8 PM, Saturday 12 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 8 AM to 12 PM.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE IN THE CONCESSION BUILDING.  WHILE ON OUR RENTALS BOATS WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU WEAR A MASK.  WE WILL HAVE MASKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FOR $2.00 EACH.