Rend Lake Fishing near Benton, Illinois

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Details for Rend Lake

Species Caught Here:
Largemouth Bass
White Bass
Rock Bass
Flathead Catfish
Green Sunfish
Striped Bass

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 warmouth, bream/bluegill, largemouth bass, catfish, carp, white bass, rock bass, crappie, flathead catfish, green sunfish, panfish, striped bass, bullhead and sunfish here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting 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.

Join us as we discuss the Illinois Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. 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 chart to determine when the fish will be most active.

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