Rend Lake Fishing Report near Benton, Illinois
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by J K Johnson
on February 19th
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.
18,900 acre lake
by Mark W
on May 18th
You will find some of the best fishing in IL in this 18,900 acre lake. In the spring you can find fish in any of the many small bays but the ones with weeds, fallen trees, and feeder creeks are the best. Other good spots in spring include the dam and the shallow north part of the lake. The rest of the year you might want to try fishing near drop offs, weed lines, and fallen trees. The old river channel is also good. I would consider using crank baits, spinners, jigs, live bait, and soft plastics. Good luck fishing!
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