Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Rend Lake

4.4

Franklin County, IL

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 35 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Rend Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Franklin County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Rend Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Franklin County, Illinois, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Rend Lake.

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Rend Lake Fishing Map

Explore the Rend Lake fishing map for a comprehensive understanding of the water boundaries 38°06'38.9"N 88°57'47.4"W and prime fishing spots.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Rend Lake, IL

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Rend Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Illinois.

There are countless Rend Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Channel catfish, Crappie, Whiterock bass, Largemouth bass, White bass, Flathead catfish, Bluegill , as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Channel catfish

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Min size

No

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Crappie

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Min size

No

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Whiterock bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Min size

17"

Measurement

Total Length

Additional information

Only 3 longer than 17"

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

6

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Rend Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Rend Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 7 species of fish in Rend Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Rend Lake

Must visit the following nearest Rend Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.5

Vanderburgh County, IN

9 hot spots

4.7

Saint Louis County, MO

10 hot spots

4.8

Saint Louis County, MO

7 hot spots

4.1

Christian County, IL

7 hot spots

4.9

Butler County, MO

6 hot spots

4.1

Sangamon County, IL

10 hot spots

4.7

Lake County, TN

9 hot spots

4.2

Hardin County, TN

10 hot spots

4.1

Crawford County, IN

10 hot spots

4.8

De Witt County, IL

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Rend Lake

  • Please, check the site regulations of Rend Lake before fishing there.
  • The best time to fish for bluegill is from April to November. Try looking for them on deeper rock banks.
  • The best time to fish for largemouth bass is from June to November. In spring they can be found on the edges of the brush. Fishing for largemouth bass here is very effective with jigs, crankbaits, bottom bouncers and spinnerbaits.
  • Channel catfish is one of the easiest fish to catch in Rend Lake. Try using a riprap with leeches from April to September to reach the best results.
  • Use live minnows or artificial lures, such as Shelton’s Curly Tail, to catch crappie.

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