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Rend Lake fishing report for April 1

April 01, 2013 at 11:59 AM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake level: 410.02; Average pool for April 1: 408.00; Water temp: 45°F

LARGEMOUTH BASS

No Report at this time.

Suggested baits: Worms, rattle traps, jig&trailer, spinner baits, square bill crank baits.

Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes. Fish around bridges and along the rocks. Fish at mouths of bays and shallow wood cover spots.

14” minimum length limit, 6 daily creel limit. 1 fish daily creel limit in ponds - 14” minimum length.


CRAPPIE

Good

Suggested baits: Jigs are working well. Quarter-Ounce pink and white tub jigs. Small & medium Minnows.
Fish are in the deep water. Fish 10-16 feet deep over brush and on edges of water. Fish are being caught around structures.

25-fish daily creel limit with no more than 10 fish 10 inches or longer


BLUEGILL

No Report at this time.

Use crickets, worms, wax worms, red wigglers.

Fish in the back of necks in shallow water or along rocks. Hot spot off the rocks under the sailboat harbor bridge in 1-4 ft of water.

10 fish daily creel limit in ponds.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Suggested baits: Sonny’s stink bait, whole shad, shad gut, night crawlers, and leeches.

Jig fish in shallow water with leeches. If fishing from a boat let your bait drift and drag the bottom.
6 fish daily creel limit in ponds.

Jugs must be attended at all times while fishing.

WHITE BASS

No Report at this time.

Suggested baits: Spoon Lures. Jig and curly tail grubs. Vibrax spinner number 3, and crankbaits.

Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes. Fish around bridges and along the rocks. Fish at mouths of bays and shallow wood cover spots.

20 fish creel limit.

No more than 3 fish 17” or longer daily

Additional information for those fishing at Rend Lake:

Use of a minnow seine, cast net, or shad scoop for bait collecting within 1,000 yards downstream of the Rend Lake dam and spillway is prohibited.

Maps of the Fish Attractor tree locations along with GPS readings are available at the Rend Lake Corps of Engineers Project Office.

Contact Molly Rawlinson for more information at (618) 724-2493.

In order to maintain a cleaner recreation area, anglers and bow fishermen fishing below the dam are asked to return dead rough fish to the water.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Phone (618) 724-2493
Fax (618) 724-4089
e-mail : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web site http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/rend

Locations of fish attractors placed in Rend Lake:




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