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Rend Lake fishing report for April 9

April 09, 2013 at 04:17 PM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

REND LAKE FISHING REPORT

For April 9, 2013

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

LARGEMOUTH BASS

No Report at this time.

Suggested baits: 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, six daily creel limit. One fish daily creel limit in PONDS with 14-inch minimum length.

CRAPPIE

Good

Jigs are working well. Quarter-ounce pink and white tub jigs and small to medium minnows.

Fish are in the deep water. Fish 10-16 ft deep over brush and on edges of water.

Fish are being caught around structures.

Twenty-five fish daily creel limit with no more than 10 fish 10 inches or longer.

BLUEGILL

No Report at this time.

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 one to four feet of water.

10 fish daily creel limit in Ponds.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

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.

Six fish daily creel limit in ponds.

Jugs must be attended at all times while fishing.

WHITE BASS

No Report at this time.

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.

Twenty fish creel limit.

No more than three fish 17” or longer daily


Lake level: 409.57

Average pool for this date: 407.92

Water temperature: 48°F


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.

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