Unique fishing expeditions chasing the elusive Southern Reservoir Muskie on

Lake Kinkaid and Eastern Tennessee!

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.”
— John Muir, Naturalist

ABOUT THE TRIPS

Shawnee Expeditions can help plan and implement your next adventure to Southern Illinois and Eastern Tennessee! We specialize in custom guided muskie trips on Lake Kinkaid in Murphysboro, IL year round and during the winter months, Chris is in Eastern Tennessee. All fishing expeditions include the guide, boat, gas, equipment, lures, release tools and safety gear.  

Southern Illinois call Scott Donovan Cell #618-201-5820 Email Esoxdonovan@yahoo.com

Easter Tennessee call Chris Riebe Cell # 630-327-9265 Email Muskyunderground@yahoo.com

Lake Kinkaid VIP Muskie Expedition

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A truly unique experience for the Muskie fisherman who wants the best!

Come spend a day on the water with Southern Illinois’s best Muskie guides. This isn't just an ordinary guide trip, but a true educational experience.  Come see why Shawnee Expeditions is rated #1 for local Muskie fishing guides on Lake Kinkaid and Southern Illinois!!! We will meet at the boat ramp and start time will be determined depending on time of year. Multiple day discounts are available and hotel recommendations can be provided.

Full day $325
Half day $200

Lake Kinkaid Multi-Species Expedition

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Southern Illinois is know for its diverse fisheries.  We guide for Muskie, Walleye, Crappie, Bass & Bluegill during certain times of the year.  Come explore the local reservoir, streams and tributaries that produce state record fish year after year.  We will meet at the boat ramp and start time will be determined depending on time of year. Multiple day discounts are available and hotel recommendations can be provided.

Full Day $325
Half day $200

Pyramid State Park Expedition

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Looking to explore Pyramid State Park for trophy fish.  Shawnee Expeditions guides for Muskie, Walleye, Crappie, Bass and Bluegill during certain times of the year.  Come explore the newest addition to Shawnee Expeditions lakes we provide full service guide trips on.   The strip pit style lakes are deep and hold trophy fish.  With 3 muskie and walleye lakes plus many other multi species lakes within the park, Shawnee Expeditions loves jumping lake to lake to get on a hot bite.  Clients of Shawnee Expeditions have boated muskie up to 47" and walleye up to 27" while fishing at Pyramid State Park.  This trip can be combined with a multi-day trip on Lake Kinkaid.   **No trips during duck hunting season** Call for availability. 

Full Day Trips only $325
 

Eastern Tennessee VIP Muskie Expedition

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Want a chance at 52” Muskie or bigger in the middle of winter? Then this is truly the Shawnee Expedition for you!

Come spend a day on the water with Chris Riebe in some of the most secluded sections of Middle and Eastern Tennessee. This isn't just a guide trip, but a true educational experience.  Multiple day discounts are available and hotel recommendations can be provided.

Full day $400

Half Day $250









Techniques 

CASTING:

Dissecting deep weed edges, understanding structure, taking advantage of creek channels, cliffs, old roadbeds and house foundations. 

Custom lure selection including: bucktails, crankbaits, jerk baits, glide baits, top water, rubber/plastics and hybrids.  There will also be some prototype baits from top lure manufactures for clients to “test”. 

TROLLING:

Short line, contour, planer board, multiple rod placement and open water techniques.

Jigging:

Let us show you how to implement a “new” muskie tactic that anglers are using in order to put trophy fish in the boat.  Although pioneered years ago, we will look at new baits on the market and how to apply them to musky fishing. 

Specific knowledge on

  • Importance of water temperatures

  • How muskies relate to specific structure.

  • The best techniques to use in order maximize time on the water.

  • The relationship of muskies to baitfish. On Lake Kinkaid, this would include spotted suckers, thread fin and gizzard shad.

  • We will also discuss the importance of game fish, such as Bluegill, Bass and Crappie.

  • Seasonal patterns of southern-based reservoir muskies.

  • Impact of the moon phases and how crucial it can play into muskie feeding habits.

  • Leave No Trace, ethical fishing and catch and release tactics.

what to bring

  • Valid fishing license

  • Lunch, snacks, and any beverages your choose to bring

  • Clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions

  • Polarized sunglasses

  • Rain gear for unpredictable weather conditions

  • Determination, patience and most importantly a positive attitude please


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