Come out and enjoy the nice weather. Call to inquire about fishing for 3 people.

These are the lakes that we specialize on in Central Illinois. Clinton Lake, Lake Shelbyville, Lake Decatur, and Lake Springfield. New lake coming this year, Lake Egypt(winter time).

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 Check out the new Calendar page that we just added. The page shows our booked days. Make sure you get with us to book the day that you want. We are always getting inquiries of what we have open.  

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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

 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


2018 Lowe Fishing Boat with a Bimini Top to keep you out of the sun and rain. That way you can still enjoy fishing. 

Electronics Used

Upfront is a Garmin 93sv EchoMap Plus and on the console is a 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

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If you have any payment questions please reach out to Stephanie at This email is also our PayPal  email.

Heartland Guide Service

Monticello, Illinois, United States

Contact Number 309-445-0913

Hours of Operation

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