Rend Lake has a good white bass population and many anglers will target them on the lake. They are a nice bonus fish for anglers that are fishing for largemouth bass or crappie. Many of the same lures that anglers use for largemouth bass and crappie will be eaten by white bass too. When fishing here, if you account for what white bass eat, you can usually find more action by using those types of baits while targeting largemouths or crappie. Most crappie baits work well for white bass, but while targeting largemouth bass, you’ll get a lot more action if you use minnow-style baits such as crankbaits, spinners or soft minnow baits. Stay away from the bass jigs, bigger lizards and crayfish baits if you want to catch some white bass while fishing for largemouths. If you want to come here to specifically target white bass, you can definitely do that. The fishery is solid on Rend Lake.
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