Rend Lake near Benton, Illinois
Crappie are excellent using jigs & minnows around brush piles, stake beds, under bridges and along Highway 154 5 to 12 feet deep. Bass are good using worms, rattle traps, jig & trailer, spinnerbaits & square bill crankbaits. Fish around bridges and along the rocks.
Rend Lake Fishing near Benton, Illinois
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 38.036716 -88.966736
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Description for Rend Lake, Franklin County, Illinois
Rend Lake is a reservoir located just 3.8 miles from Benton, in Franklin County, in the state of Illinois, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including striped bass, panfish, carp, sunfish, catfish, green sunfish, crappie, bream/bluegill, white bass, warmouth, flathead catfish, bullhead, rock bass and largemouth bass here. Whether you’re fly fishing, baitcasting or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Rend Lake. Alternate names for this reservoir include Rend Lake Reservoir.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Illinois Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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