Rend Lake, Jefferson County

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1/7/18 @ 9:28 PM
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

They might but I doubt it.  I don't think it's going to get warm enough to open anything up very quickly.  

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(618) 472-4763
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1/7/18 @ 1:03 PM
big dummy
big dummy
USER since 3/7/17

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.

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1/3/18 @ 10:00 AM
FISHING REPORT
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
1 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
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!

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10/25/17 @ 12:52 PM
gene
gene
USER since 6/19/01

Thank you Nick and also thanks to 2 other LL posters who sent me a PM with valuable information.

Knock ém dead guys!

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10/23/17 @ 7:26 AM
Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

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. 

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10/11/17 @ 10:19 AM
RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

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.

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10/11/17 @ 10:05 AM
gene
gene
USER since 6/19/01

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?

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8/21/17 @ 7:58 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

The crappie and catfish are biting good. Catching crappie in 6 to 10 foot of water on jigs and minnows on brush or any other structure you can find. Catfish are being caught with lots of different stinky things, my preference is sonnys stink bait. The hot fall bite is right around the corner. We have several days available in September but October and November are getting very booked up so call now to book your trip. 618-472-4763

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Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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7/11/17 @ 7:09 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Crappie are biting good. Been fishing brush and stumps in 8' to 12' foot of water. Been using jigs on windy days and minnows under a slip float on calm days. 


Channel cats are biting very good. Fishing the rocks or brush in 3' to 12' foot of water. Using sonnys super sticky. 


Flathead catfish are going good. We have been hoggin and have been finding anywhere from 5 to 20+ fish per day with an average weight in the upper 30's to low 40's with several over 50lbs. 

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(618) 472-4763
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6/11/17 @ 8:22 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Here is your chance! We had a cancellation for Saturday the June 17th. As you can see the catfish are on! Rod and reel for channel cats or hand fishing for big flatheads! First call gets the date it won't last long so call Nick or Bob now. 618-472-4763 or 618-231-1417

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