Summertime trips are 8hr trips only. Call to inquire about fishing for 3 people.

Welcome to Heartland Guide Service

A multi-species guide for all seasons in Central Illinois.

Crappie, Catfish, Walleye, Striper and White Bass. Call Jeremy Now!

Call us by phone at 309-445-0913

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About Us

Who We Are

Heartland Guide Service is Owned by Jeremy Stoddard and his wife Stephanie. Jeremy is a Licensed and Insured multi-species fishing guide . He has been fishing for 30+ years. While Jeremy loves to go fishing he also loves to spend time with his family. He is married with 2 girls and their dog Blake. Which they all love to go out fishing together. Whether it be bank fishing or going out on the boat.


Why We Guide

Jeremy likes to teach what he knows when it comes to fishing and the different techniques that he uses. We here at Heartland Guide Service strive to help people catch fish and have a fun experience. That way our customers can take the knowledge given to them to go out fishing on their own. 

What We Fish For

Specializing on Central Illinois Lakes, which include Clinton and Shelbyville Lakes. Heartland Guide Service fishes for a wide variety of fish species. With that brings seasonal patterns for those species that Jeremy has been able to learn throughout his 30+ years of fishing. 


These species include Crappie, Catfish, Walleye, Striper and White Bass.


Things We Use

About The Boat

2018 Lowe 175 Stinger. The measurements are 17ft 10in and the beam is 7ft wide. It has a 60horse 4 stroke mercury. Two live wells. Plenty of room for a total of 3 people.

Electronics Used

Hummingbird electronics. Upfront is a 7in Helix Gen 2 and on the console is a brand new Helix 10in Mega side scan.

Rods and reels

Rods - ACC Crappie Stixs. We have 8 ft, 10ft, and 14ft. Just depends on what we're fishing for.


Reels -We have Pflueger Presidential open face reels, but we also have poles that are push button.

Contact Us

Send Us a Message

Heartland Guide Service

Contact Number 309-445-0913

Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk depending on the species and season. Call or send a message for more information.