Fishing Report Selection Page

Fishing reports from selected waters are provided from local sources and are updated on the website each week when fishing conditions or fishing success changes from the preceding report. Additional information may be obtained from direct contact with site or park offices, concessions, bait and tackle shops in the area of the water body.

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Listing of current fishing reports ordered by most recent date.


Waterbody

Report

County

Date

Rend Lake

BLUEGILL: Fair using small jigs, worms, meal worms, wax worms & crickets. From shore try Sailboat Harbor and Mine 21 Road. Fish shallow with crickets, worms or small jigs. Set bait at half of water depth.

Franklin

9-24-21

Rend Lake

CHANNEL CATFISH: Good using large minnows, leeches, dip bait, shad & nightcrawlers. Try leeches in moving water. Drift fish the flats. Try the Waltonville Dam, Turnip Patch, and N Sandusky day-use area. Fishing is good along the rocks at the dam and rt. 154

Franklin

9-24-21

Rend Lake

CRAPPIE: Good using medium minnows qtr oz pink/white jigs heads with various artificial jigs & small crankbaits. Fishing is Good around structure in deeper water around 10 to 12 feet deep. Try the Christmas tree and spyder blocks. GPS coordinates can be found online. Trolling crank baits in creek channels

Franklin

9-24-21

Rend Lake

LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using minnows, spinner baits, rattle traps & other surface baits. Try flipping into water around wood structure. Fish around bridges and along the rocks and other structure. Fishing is probably best around wood structure, preferably natural structure.

Franklin

9-24-21

Rend Lake

WHITE BASS: Fair using inline spinners & white slab spoons. Reports of fish being caught around the 154 bridges. Fish along the rocks and drop-offs Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes.

Franklin

9-24-21