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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Rend Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Rend Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Illinois
Latitude:
38.11137
Maximum Depth (ft):
10
County:
Franklin
Longitude:
-88.94865
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Rend Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rend Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Rend Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Finesse Jigs
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Rend Lake at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Rend Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Rend Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rend Lake Walleye Rating:
1.8
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rend Lake Catfish Rating:
4.1
Rend Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drifting with cut bait or garlic shrimp usually produced quite a few fish on this lake.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Rend Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
0.7
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Rend Lake White Bass Rating:
3.3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Rend Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.8
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:07 CST

Sunset:

16:33 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full