Rend lake fishing report for Jan. 2

January 02, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Recent warm days and rain has opened up part of the main lake. Crappie are being caught under the 154 bridge outside the sailboat harbor boat ramp and off the wall at the sailboat harbor boat ramp. With or without a boat you can catch crappie right now. If in a boat fishing under the 154 bridge, fish 10-16 foot deep using a jig with some sort of chartreuse color combination. My favorite is red and chartreuse. If fishing from the wall use the same jig just fish shallower because the water will not be as deep. There will be other fisherman around. Watch them to see how deep they are when catching fish

Rend Lake IL crappie guides.