Rend Lake is known as a good crappie lake and there are several guides on the lake who target these species most of the year with good success.  You can catch good numbers of crappie here with plenty of bigger fish up to and above 12 inches long.  The spring is the best time to come here to catch crappie, but if you can fish the deeper water and find the offshore brush piles and other structure, the crappie bite is pretty good here summer through fall too.

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Our crappie fishing section has tons of information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our crappie page to learn more.