Rend Lake, Jefferson County

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3/16/17 @ 10:33 AM
BOSSMAN41
BOSSMAN41
USER since 11/27/02

Had the pleasure of fishing with Nick Schafer Monday and Tuesday and at first I was a little hesitant after a severe cold front that had moved thru the night before as in the morning we were greeted  with 20 mph winds out of the Northwest, But as promised that we would catch fish and we did over 65 keepers and easily another 100 throwbacks I was very happy that I made the choice and the next day fishing was even better as we were greeted with a Balmy 19 degrees at launch time. We picked over 200 fish and wound up with 75 keeper fish! Nick is by far the best Crappie guide I have ever taken out hands down.

 I already have booked him for 2 days in May for the Buck Brush bite and can't wait to get back down there. 5 star guide service for sure.

Edited on 3/16/17 10:35 AM
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3/15/17 @ 4:54 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Had fellow members Lance and Steve yesterday and today. It's was cold and windy but we had 65 yesterday. Today was a little colder but the wind was better and we had our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in fishing 10' to 13' in 12' to 18' foot of water. 

Rend Lake, Jefferson County Photo
Rend Lake, Jefferson County Photo
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(618) 472-4763
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3/11/17 @ 5:59 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Still getting them on Rend. Fishing jigs in 10'-14' but also caught a few in some stake beds in 2' before winter decided to show its face again. 


Bob and I still have a few openings left in March. Our April and May dates are almost completely booked but if you call now we have a couple left. Give us a call we would love to put you on the fish! 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob

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3/10/17 @ 10:09 AM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Some fellow Lake Link followers came down to fish with Rendlakefishingguides and had a good day. The crappie are feeding up getting ready for the spawn. We are expecting the fish to start moving shallow early this year.

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3/7/17 @ 2:41 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

Thanks for the report.  I generally fish Kinkaid a few times a year and have never had a bad trip outside of the occasional bug swarms on calm days in the summer.  I killed the Crappie last year although we did miss most of the spawn by a week or two.  I mainly fish Crab Orchard because my buddy owns property off of spillway road and we kill the bluegill and crappie there as well.  Wish I didn't live so far away.  I probably won't head down that way until mid April, but I'm itching to do so.

Edited on 3/7/17 2:44 PM
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3/6/17 @ 8:11 PM
mby3rd
mby3rd
USER since 9/30/16

Mr Bass,

I fished Kinkaid Sunday) (March 5th) Water temp by the launch and most of the main lake was 50.  Further up Johnson Creek arm the temp got as high as 53.  PM me if you want any more info.  Fish the lake a lot.

Thanks for the info on Rend Nick!  Appreciate the insight and that is why I am on this site, to learn.

Edited on 3/6/17 8:12 PM
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3/6/17 @ 3:43 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

What's the water temp right now?  Just trying to gauge what the temps on Kinkaid and Crab Orchard are since nobody reports on those lakes.

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3/6/17 @ 7:04 AM
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

I understand your question here are some reason it isn't a problem to keep as many fish as we do.

Rend lake is a crappie factory! It has 160+ miles of shoreline and over half those miles are covered in buck brush. Buck brush makes perfect spawning habitat and then makes perfect a nursery for fry after they hatch.

The limit on rend ( 25 fish total with only 10 over 10" per person) has helped the quality of fish in the lake but there's never been a problem of not enough fish. Crappie will actually stunt themselves in any body of water without heavy fishing pressure so it's actually good to keep tons of crappie. To also help put things in perspective on average my uncle and I clean approximately 10,000 a year out of rend, that breaks down to .52 fish per acre that's less than 1 fish an acre per year.  

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. 

Edited on 3/6/17 7:05 AM
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3/4/17 @ 8:23 PM
mby3rd
mby3rd
USER since 9/30/16

I know what you are doing is legal so don't think I am judging you when I ask this question.  How long can you (and others) take 50-100 fish a day out of a body of water before the fishery is affected?  Is the natural reproduction that good?  I know Rend is a large body of water and I don't even fish it but really just interested in how it holds up to high fishing pressure.

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3/4/17 @ 3:53 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Had some fellow members out with me yesterday. We had a good day and caught our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in 10' to 14'. 


Fought the wind today but still had a productive day. We had 2 boats out my boat had 87 and the other boat had 75 nice crappie. Again on jigs in 10' to 14'. 

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