Largemouth, Smallmouth or Spotted Bass: 6 fish daily limit, 14" minimum length limit
White, Black or Hybrid Crappie: 25 daily limit, not more than 10 exceeding 10"
White, Yellow or Hybrid Striped Bass: 20 daily limit, not more than 3 exceeding 17"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Shawn Hirst 618-559-5009
Rend Lake COE 618-724-249