Rend Lake

Franklin - Illinois

  • 105 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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Rend Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Anyone catching crappie at Rend lake recently since the cold weather moved in? Are the bridges producing crappies?

    1. Chris Boehm 0
      Any ideas on Baldwin Lake for this weekend , 10/17-18? Where can I buy minnows close by?
    2. Chris Boehm 0
      Any ideas on where to put in 9/25/20 to catch some crappie? I've been told at Ina. Where can I get minnows close by? Any suggestions on fishing for them?
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  2. Details: 12 lb. Channel Catfish with a NightCrawlers

    2 Channel Cats within 10 minutes of each other under the bridge

  3. 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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  4. White Crappie with a minnows and shad

  5. Details: Bald Eagle Nest

    Bald Eagle nest in dead tree.

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

  7. 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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  8. 2 lb. 4 oz. 13 in. Largemouth Bass with a White/Chartreuse Beetlespin

  9. 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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  10. Creek channel & wood

    8 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Berkeley power worm

    1. Justin Manges 0
    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
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