Thanks for the fun outing today Bob,great to meet you! Looking forward to fishing with you again I admire your passion buddy.
MOON PHASE (4%)
31° - 35° F
Below 40° F
Crappie are biting, getting them on jigs in 8--12 feet of water near cover. If you are having spring fever give Bob or Nick a call to book a trip. 618-231-1417 or 618-472-4763. Bill and Mike did and they had a pretty good time!
MOON PHASE (22%)
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
Rend is open and ice free for now. Hopefully we won't get another polar blast.
Bob went out yesterday and had his 10 over 10", 6 unders and called it a day. He was fishing brush and stumps in 6' to 12' of water with jigs.
Give us a call if you want to release some cabin fever. 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob
Happy New Year Nick. I've missed your posts on this site recently and the crappie.com site too. I know its probably hard to find time, especially when you have a lot of trips stacked up. Do you think the ramps will open later this week with the warmup? I'm between jobs and have a couple weeks to fish.
MOON PHASE (96%)
21° - 25° F
Below 40° F
Happy New Year to everyone. Rend is 95% frozen. There are only little holes open out in the middle. There are no ramps open at this time. We would like to thank all our clients for a great 2017. We will be running strong again in 2018 and hope to see all our previous clients as well as all our new ones to come. We are already booking a lot of days this year so don't wait to book, call Bob 618-231-1417 or Nick 618-472-4763 to set up your trip!
Sorry it took so long to respond. November is good fishing. Normally we just use jigs, fishing brush, stumps, and riprap in 8-14 foot of water. Bridges can be very good this time of year.
You are correct the resort is closed. As for a place to stay I recommend Seasons Lodge here's there phone number 800-999-0977.
I used Nick Schafer as my guide a few years ago and it was awesome. His post is right below yours. He had a website called crappiepredator.com. When I went, he was just finishing up a house for guests to stay at when they were fishing or hunting with his guide service. I'd suggest checking it out to see if you can stay there. It was like 20 minutes from the boat ramp.
Haven't seen a post on here about Rend in about 7 weeks--how's fishing been on Rend?
Last year I made a trip there in late Sept. and I was a little dissappointed in the size of the crappies. This year I was planning to visit in October but my sister had to cancel for a family reason.
So now I am considering mid-November. Can anyone tell me their experience in November on Rend please?.....air temps, depths to try (shoreline or mid-lake spots), bait-minnows or jigs'n'plastic? I'm just wondering if November is too late to look for crappie on Rend???
Thanks for your input.
PS Also heard Rend Lake Resort is closed. Can anyone offer another place I should contact to stay at?