Welcome to our Rend Lake Fishing Home Page

Rend Lake is a huge lake with 18,900 acres of water and over 20,000 acres of land in Jefferson and Franklin counties.  Rend Lake is one of the few lakes in Illinois where you can find some nice resorts to accommodate you.  Rend Lake is very popular for boating, fishing, hunting and golfing.  Because of the warmer climate in southern Illinois, the fish grow faster in Rend Lake than in the lakes in northern Illinois.

Rend Lake is a good multi-species lake with largemouth bass, crappie, white bass, catfish and bluegill available.  Most anglers come here to target largemouth bass and crappie.  Some very big bass up to and above 7 pounds are caught here every year.

Primary Species of Fish

Largemouth Bass & Crappie

The primary species of fish for most anglers on this lake are largemouth bass and crappie.  This lake is known for producing some very big largemouth bass with bass up to and above 7 pounds being reported here every year.  Crappie can also run big if you find the right school of fish.

Secondary Species of Fish

Catfish, White Bass & Bluegill

For anglers that want to target bluegill, white bass and catfish, there are plenty of them in here.  Most anglers don’t target these fish, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t here in good enough numbers to catch them.