Rend Lake

Franklin - Illinois


  • 104 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 159 spots

One of the state's best for largemouth, Crappie and white bass. Good numbers of channel and flathead catfish provide action. Excellent lake facilities. 18,900 acres

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  1. 4 lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass with a squarebill

    1. Trent Rainwater 0
      Been doing awesome on small lakes and ponds here in Chicago area on square bills around any weeds left on the lake
    2. Grant Blackford 0
      Square bills have been one of my favorite go to's. Nice catch!
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  2. A big hybrid, that I caught a couple weeks back.

    8 lb. 2 oz. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. Pathfinder is gonna be where it's at Frank. They are still a little sleepy the walleye. Rainbows are kicking but I don't want them. Water temp is about average ...more 54 at the Path 😀
    2. Frank Jeffries 0
      I'm torn too, I'm trying to find a few secret morel locations but the sauger & walleye are finally biting. What to do what to do
    3. Brian Quisenberry 0
      It's good here Frank the crappie are moving up on the rocks to spawn and the morel mushrooms are popping so it makes me pretty torn on which one to attack!! ...more Lol check out my pics from last summer I tore some walleye and hybrids up at Clinton spillway they had lots of discharge and the fish were schooled up right at the discharge tube most of the summer chowing on the shad! Hoping for the same this spring/summer!
    4. Frank Jeffries 0
      @ Bass Tracker, I'm headed to Cheyenne for the next week. I have some graduation I'll be attending in that area. What's the fishing report?
    5. Frank Jeffries 0
      Hello Brian, how's the KC fishing going? I miss those fishing holes.
      And yes, it did make the drag squeal.... smoke.
    6. Way to go, Frank!!
    7. Brian Quisenberry 0
      Nice one Frank!! Those big hybrids are scrappers bet he made the drag squeal!!
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  3. White Crappie with a minnows and shad

  4. Details: Bald Eagle Nest

    Bald Eagle nest in dead tree.

  5. Details: 2 lb. 228 in. Channel Catfish with a Dip Bait

  6. Details: Stump Beware!!

    This one will rip a lower unit off boys. Watch it.

    1. Sean Eubanks 0
      Is the pin not showing? The top is only about 3-4 inches in diameter and sticking 3-4 inches out of water. It's the only one in the area and is about where most ...more guys run up and down the lake.
    2. Rollie Eubanks 0
      Where's it located?
      Where's it located?
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  7. 2 lb. 4 oz. 13 in. Largemouth Bass with a White/Chartreuse Beetlespin

  8. 5 lb. 6 oz. 22 in. Largemouth Bass with a crappie jig

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      HAWWWG!!!!!! 👍👍👍
    2. Nick Whiteside 0
      What part of the lake? Nice catch!!! Couple days ago someone caught an 8lb on the creek beds and wooded area.
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  9. Creek channel & wood

    8 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Berkeley power worm

    1. Justin Manges 0
      Nice
    2. Bob Quick 0
      Nice 1 !
    3. Nick Whiteside 0
      That's a nice toad! What part of the rend lake was it from if you don't mind me asking. I'm going this Sunday if you have any pointers. Thanks
    4. Derek Stitt 0
      Hawg👍👊
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  10. Largemouth Bass with a Berkeley power worm

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Holy Bucketmouth Batman!!!! Nice catch Tony!

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