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April 11, 2014

Two different Fishing reports are listed here -

one from Crappie Xtreme and the other is from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Fishing is always great on Rend Lake. 

Fishing reports are more sporatic during the winter months -

we will keep-you-up to date as we receive them.



Water temps are in the mid 40's and warming fast!

It's been a long hard winter, but fishing should pick up fast.


The bite is good and improving. Fish are being caught in the buck brush.  Some can still be caught in deeper water on brush piles and under bridges. The Gun Creek and the Sailboat harbor bridge are the best right now. This time of year I prefer a red/chartreuse jig or a minnow. I use a minnow when fishing the buck brush and a jig when fishing deeper water.

Kids enjoy the action take them fishing. 


Fishing around the lake for everyone


The bite is really good in creeks feeding the lake and at the mouth of creeks where they open up into the lake. Recent rains have made the creeks flow and stir things up. Catfish are feeding heavily in the creeks.

Rend lake is a GREAT catfish lake. I would argue the best in the state.


Bass :

It's a little early for bass on Rend, but a few small ones in about three feet of water are being caught.


Bluegill:No Report


Rend Lake fishing report is provided by

Clint Taylor, 618-731-0323

Rend Lake Guide

Crappie Extreme Guide Service for Rend Lake


Read about Fish Lines Problems

Hear What the Fish Line Problems Are


             Watch out for the wind. It can make the main lake very dangerous


Come to Rend Lake if you want to catch crappie

April 7, 2014

U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers Fishing Report


US Corp. Fishing Log

Corp. normally do not do fishing reports during the winter.

Get your Fish Attractor

Location List with GPS Coordinates


State of Illinois Fish Records

        Note: (provided by Rend Lake Corps of Engineers)

Use of a minnow seine, cast net for bait collecting within 1000 yards downstream of the Rend Lake dam and spillway is prohibited. For more details call the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Region V office at 618-435-8138.

Note: Maps of the Fish Attract or Tree Locations along with GPS readings are available at the Rend Lake Corps of Engineers project office.


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