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Rend Lake fishing report for April 28

April 28, 2013 at 07:39 AM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Largemouth Bass:

Fishing is slow.

Suggested baits are worms, rattle traps, jig and 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-inch minimum length limit, 6 daily creel limit. 1 fish daily creel limit in ponds; 14-inch minimum length.

Crappie:

Fishing for crappie is good.

Suggested baits include jigs, quarter-ounce pink and white tub jigs, small and medium minnows.

Fish are in the flooded bushes. Spawn has started.

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

Bluegill

Fishing is slow

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:

Fishing is good on Sonny’s stink bait, whole shad, shad gut, night crawlers, and leeches.

Catfish have started feeding a lot with the recent rains.

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:

Fishing is slow.

Use spoon lures, Jig and curly tail grubs, Vibrax spinner number 3, and crankbait.

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

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