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Rend Lake, Jefferson County

Rend Lake, Jefferson County
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TODAY @ 7:09 AM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER SINCE 6/9/15

No there is not a possession limit. 

7/31/21 @ 10:06 AM
fishlips2
fishlips2
USER SINCE 4/24/17

Is there a possession limit on crappies? I want to stay a couple days, I know the daily limit is 25, But is there a limit on fish kept for a trip?

Thanks

4/23/21 @ 9:52 PM
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER SINCE 6/9/15

jm123 the bite has been slower shallow with this cold front and super cold nights but we are still catching a nice mess out of the bushes. I'd say by next weekend it should be good.  

4/23/21 @ 7:33 AM
jm123
USER SINCE 7/22/19

coming 4/30 weekend , how is the crappie bite ?

are they in the buck brush yet ?


4/10/21 @ 6:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER SINCE 6/9/15

Water temps are in the low 60's and level is at 409.68 which is normal for this time of year.  Crappie are biting good. 

4/7/21 @ 7:05 AM
baldee
USER SINCE 12/30/12

How’s the water level and temperature?

Crappies might spawn a little earlier this year?

3/6/21 @ 9:56 AM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
SgtRock
USER SINCE 5/28/18

Fished Rend lake on March 5. Very slow, water cold. Only 1 small crappie and a striped bass. Fish still holding in deeper water locations. Not many boats out and no one catching fish. Water needs to warm up

2/19/21 @ 10:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
3 inches
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Rend lake fishing guides
Nick Shafer
MEMBER SINCE 6/9/15

Rend is ice covered but I wouldn't ever trust the ice on Rend. It will be open soon and we will be catching crappie good. Give us a call to book a trip. 618-472-4763 


Happy New Year's everyone and good fishing.  

10/26/20 @ 6:50 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Good using minnows, spinnerbaits, rattle traps & other surface baits. Try flipping into water around wood structure. Fish around bridges and along the rocks and other structure. 154 rocks are pretty good.

CRAPPIE

Good using medium minnows, small crankbaits, qtr oz pink/white jigs heads with various artificial jigs. Fishing is Good around structure around 10 to 12 feet deep. Fishing is good around the bridges along 154 as well as gun creek and waltonville.

BLUEGILL

Fair 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

Good using large minnows, leeches, dip bait, shad & night crawlers. 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

10/26/20 @ 6:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
bevans
USER SINCE 7/10/12

Fished Rend Lake on Oct. 19th & 20th with Nick Shafer from CrappiePredator.com. Tough conditions with cold/rain both days but, as always, got our limits both days. Unlike normal, where it only takes and hour to limit, we had to work for the full 4 hour trip each day but the 3 of us got our limits each day. The second day proved to be much bigger fish than the first. Fished the stump fields the second day. If you get the chance you need to fish with Nick. Works hard and knows his stuff.

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