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Discussion in 'ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by abridge, Feb 21, 2006.
does any know how rend lake is, be going down there frist weekend in march.
Adam - Do you have this website? http://www.rendlake.com./
Rend lake is 20 miles south of Mt Vernon ILL.
Rend, has some decent flatheads in it.
If you have never been there before, depending on where you are going watch for the stumps, I hunt that lake sometimes but have never fished it. Just wanted to make sure you keep your eyes peeled, it can be a tougher lake to manuever.
Ya, fished there back in the late Summer early fall of 2004, took my dad there for about 7 days off and on. We caught probably 50-60 catfish ranging from around 2 to 8 lbs, great eating gave us enough to feed about 6 people 7 times with fish left over. We usually got there at around 6:30 a.m. and left around 10 a.m. The only thing I could get them to bite on real good was stink bait from Carlyle, Geno's Stink bait--used either a #10 or #12 trible hook, it seemed on good days it only took about 10 minutes to get a good bite and fish, on bad days could take 45 minutes. Tried liver, nightcrawler with no avail--something about Geno's Stink bait seemed to be a treat for them. After about 10 a.m. they seemed to be tired.
Try the Nason Public Use Area at the north end of the lake..5 to 8 feets deep so it will warming up first...also a lot so dead tree around there.
ok so where's the best place to fish rend:crying: