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WINDS SOUTH @ 6MPH
HUMIDITY 51%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 61°

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Rend Lake, Jefferson County
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5/6/22 @ 6:06 AM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER SINCE 6/9/15

Water temp is right around 65

5/3/22 @ 4:29 PM
baldee
USER SINCE 12/30/12

Just looking for a water temp….again. tia

4/26/22 @ 11:38 AM
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CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
TheRodFather
USER SINCE 2/10/19

I was just down there this weekend.  Water level is good. Temps on cool side   Low 50s.  The bite is in the buck brush. 

4/26/22 @ 11:29 AM
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big dummy
USER SINCE 3/7/17

Hey Baldy, I saw a post on facebook it was 5 foot over normal pool yesterday.  Check out rendlake.com.  There are some links at the bottom.  One is corps of engineers.  Also locations where they put manmade fish structures.  Worth a look.  Not sure about temp.  Carlyle temp is mid 50s, imagine same at rend.

4/26/22 @ 9:22 AM
baldee
USER SINCE 12/30/12

How’s the water level?

What’s the water temp?

tia. 

4/13/22 @ 11:56 AM
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big dummy
USER SINCE 3/7/17

Sorry, don't bank fish.

Hire Crappie Predator.  I have a couple times-given trips to my FIL as a present we can both enjoy.  Now, Nick at CP is an expert.  You WILL catch fish and learn a technique or two.  I have owned a boat for 40 years but still have enjoyed my trips with a guide, even though I have fished rend probably over 100 times.  Its a little pricey but for once a year or two it won't keep food off my table lol.

4/13/22 @ 11:51 AM
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big dummy
USER SINCE 3/7/17

I am hardly an expert but I know barely anyone comes here so I'll answer again.  Spawn=buckbrush and minnows, slip bobber 14" - 20"  (kinda depends on water level) down in the thickest parts of the bush, start outside and work towards the base of the bush.  14-16lb test so you can straighten your hook every time you get snagged without retying, 9-14' rod to reach places.  Water clarity and stupid crappie make line diameter insignificant.

Fall/winter jigs under the bridges along with all the other boats, 1-3' off bottom.

4/13/22 @ 10:23 AM
ItsGutcheckTime
ItsGutcheckTime
USER SINCE 11/22/06

These next few weeks (mid May), where is a good starting point for the crappie? Is it the bridges or the buckbrush? What is the preferred method to use on Rend?  Also Is there any area that is better than others shore fishing this time of year in case my boat access fails? Thanks

4/13/22 @ 6:51 AM
GotABite
USER SINCE 8/7/07

Thank you big! appreciate your response.

4/12/22 @ 2:50 PM
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big dummy
USER SINCE 3/7/17

60 degrees is the number most lakes.  Third week in April thru third week in May is prime time spawn at Rend.  Biting now thru May though.  If you can only make one trip, wait until the water goes down a little would be my advise.

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