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CURRENTLY 90°
PARTLY CLOUDY
WINDS SOUTH @ 13MPH
HUMIDITY 62%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 75°

Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Rend Lake, Jefferson County
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TODAY @ 8:00 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

Crappie are biting good in 6 to 12 foot of water around structure. We have been using minnows and some jigs. 


Channel catfish are biting good too. We have been fishing dropoffs around stumps or brush in 8 to 15 foot of water using G&S Cheesebait and triple S. 


We have several openings in September give us a call to set up a trip.  618-472-4763

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
8/8/19 @ 6:51 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

Crappie fishing is still good. Fish are in their late summer pattern, there's lots of bait and fish are constantly moving so the key has been hitting multiple spots through the day until you find the spot the fish are using that day. I've been targeting structure in 6 to 12 foot of water, using minnows.


Fishing for channel cats is also going very good right now. Since the lake is falling to closer to normal levels for this time of year the deeper ledges are starting to pick up more fish. We're still catching fish very good on the flats in 6 to 10 foot of water using triple S and G&S cheese bait. 


We have a couple of days left in August and September if you would like to get in on the end of the summer action give us a call.

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
7/1/19 @ 10:11 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

I've still been catching fish on main lake structure in 8 to 12 foot of water. Been mostly using minnows fishing a foot or so off the bottom.  I'm only fishing a spot if I see fish on my humminbird, if I dont see much I keep moving until I see what I'm looking for.  

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
6/29/19 @ 3:06 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (12%)
Waning Crescent
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Drewjr22
User since 12/27/18

It’s been tough the last 2 days on rend. Can’t seem to find the pattern. Really starting to guess what I’m doing. Stayed around 10-15ft of water and found brush and stumps but couldn’t get them to bite. Anyone having any luck out there? Started on the north end of the lake and worked my way south down to gun creek. 

6/20/19 @ 7:15 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

I have been catching crappie in 8 to 14 foot of water around stumps or brush using jigs or minnows under a slip cork. 

We have been catching channel catfish around stumps brush or rocks using G&S cheese bait and Triple S.

We have been hogging flatheads in 1 to 4 feet of water.


Crappie, channel catfish, and hoggin for flatheads is all going good. We only have a few days left in July, they're still a lot of openings in August and September if you want to get in on the great fishing. Give us a call to set up your trip 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob.

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
6/4/19 @ 8:10 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

I would target structure in 8 to 12 foot of water.

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
6/3/19 @ 5:20 PM
Drewjr22
User since 12/27/18

Heading to rend tomorrow. Was wondering what depths to target? I’m assuming structure out of the bushes?

5/16/19 @ 7:23 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15

Fishing is good. No they aren't done spawning yet. 

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
5/15/19 @ 4:32 PM
THGARY
User since 5/15/19

How is the crappie bite at Rend? Are they finished spawning yet? Thank you for your reply.

5/1/19 @ 7:23 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER since 6/9/15
No the bush fishing is all over the lake, on the South end it is mostly in the coves like Marcum or Sandusky but can be anywhere there is buck brush in the water. The slow days dont always fallow the cold fronts, because when we are fishing deep it dosen't effect them that much. But when they are leaving the deeper water and going shallow the cold fronts will cause them to "stall out" and just kind of be in between.  I dont really see any difference in sun versus clouds.  

Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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