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Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Rend Lake, Jefferson County
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8/11/20 @ 1:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair using minnows, spinnerbaits, rattle traps, and other surface baits. Try flipping into water around wood structure. Fish around bridges and along the rocks and other structure. Fishing is probably best around wood structure, preferably natural structure.

CRAPPIE

Fair using medium minnows, qtr oz pink/white jigs heads with various artificial jigs & small crankbaits. Fishing is Good around structure in deeper water around 10 to 12 feet deep. Try the Christmas tree and spyder blocks. GPS coordinates can be found online. Trolling crank baits in creek channels.

BLUEGILL

Good using small jigs, worms, meal worms, wax worms & crickets. From shore try Sailboat Harbor and Mine 21 Road. Fish shallow with crickets, worms or small jigs. Set bait at half of water depth.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Fair using large minnows, leeches, dip bait, shad, nightcrawlers. Try leeches in moving water. Drift fish the flats. Try the Waltonville Dam, Turnip Patch, and N Sandusky day-use area. Fishing is good along the rocks at the dam and rt. 154.

WHITE BASS

Good using inline spinners & white slab spoons. Reports of fish being caught around the 154 bridges. Fish along the rocks and drop-offs Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes.

Source: Illinois DNR

7/10/20 @ 3:32 PM
Yogib
User since 7/2/18

Has anyone been out bass fishing lately?  I'm heading up there next week looks like it's gonna be a hot one.

5/24/20 @ 6:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
bevans
User since 7/10/12

Just returned from a 2 day trip to Rend. Fished the south end on Wednesday and the north end on Thursday. Limits both days. Smaller fish south (9-11" fish) and larger fish north (10 - 13" fish). We caught the majority of our fish in the bushes on minnows. Went out with Nick Schafer from Crappie Predator Guide Service. He never disappoints us. Going back down again in October. Learn something new each time...

5/24/20 @ 2:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
TheRodFather
User since 2/10/19

Crappie in Transition   In brush and on structure in 8-12 fow. Minnows. Two man limit for each day Sat/Sun

5/5/20 @ 7:17 PM
catman1970
User since 5/8/13

Heading down this Friday for some crappie fishing.  Thinking about putting in at Jackie Branch.  How's  the fishing been? Are there any bait shops in area??  Any info is much appreciated.


5/4/20 @ 1:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F
Bassmaster007
User since 4/23/19

Rend Lake:  Sat. May 2, 2020  Water temp: 70 degrees

Guide: Stacy Cooper 618-302-7789 of Buck Brush Fishin Guides  Five Stars!!! Amazing!!!

Landed almost 3 man limit (71 fish) in 4 hours on the lake. 8 am-12 noon Definitely a red letter day.

Lots of fisherman in the buck brush where all the males were and some females have now moved in. Many fisherman in waders landed a lot of males, but some females, too.

Biggest fish caught was 14 inches!  Only had 6 poles out front of boat with minnows for spider rig trolling in a cove-landed mostly females that were staging and waiting to go into spawn.

Fisherman everywhere were doing well as air temp eventually hit just over 80 degrees in afternoon. The crappie bite is on!!!  

Highly recommend Guide Stacy Cooper for spider rig trolling-absolutely knew where the crappies were!!!  Action was fast and furious and non-stop!!! Rend Lake is also a beautiful lake!!

  







 

5/1/20 @ 7:04 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

jm123 you can expect to fish in the bushes.  Fish are spawning and biting good. 

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5/1/20 @ 1:50 PM
jm123
User since 7/22/19

any current fishing reports . coming may 14th what can we expect ?

4/17/20 @ 6:05 AM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

Slabgal8 all of May is a good time on Rend. 

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
4/16/20 @ 5:08 PM
Slabgal8
User since 4/16/20

Wondering how the crappie bite is on Rend lake around third week of May? Never fished S. IL. Thank you!

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