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       Welcome to

  Crappie Predator!

 

 

 

Crappie Predator is one of Southern Illinois' premiere Crappie Fishing Guide Services.  Based in the Rend Lake Region, we serve fishermen from all over the Midwest who are looking to catch lots of giant slab Crappies.

 

 

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BLOGGERS

Bob Shafer & Nick Shafer take 3rd Place at The Crappie Masters Tournament.  To view article, CLICK HERE!

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     REND LAKE FISHING REPORT

 

as of

08-01-2014

CRAPPIE

      - Good, using minnows and jigs.  The fish are into their summer pattern and biting very good.  We are catching crappie in 8-18 feet of water on brush, stumps, and stake beds.

 

CATFISH

      - Good, cut shad, "stink bait" and worms, drifting the flats, fishing the deep main lake river channels, and in the stumps.

 

BASS

      - Good, worms, rattle traps, crank baits, Jig & trailer.  Fish around brush, bridges, lay downs, rip rap, weed beds, and drop offs.

 

WHITE BASS

      - Slow,  jig and curly tail grubs, in-line spinners.  Look for them on main lake humps, drop offs and around the 154 bridges.

 

BLUEGILL

      - Fair, look in the back of necks and on flat shallow banks as well as on the rocks.  Fish shallow with crickets, worms or small jigs.

 

 

Check back often, I update the Rend Lake Fishing Report any time there is a change in the fishing!

     ABOUT

The Founder & Guide of Crappie Predator, Nick Shafer, established this crappie fishing guiding service for Southern Illinois because he wanted a work life that resembled not only his hobby life, but his overall lifestyle. Nick spends every possible minute on the water pursuing Crappie, Bass, Catfish and White Bass.  When Nick isn't crappie fishing he can usually be found at his other passion hunting waterfowl.

 

Nick is a former U.S. Marine and has established an impressive welding career over the past few years.  Currently, he has turned his attention to serving clients through Crappie Predator as a full-time aspiration because it is his true passion.  Nick oldest son also shares Nick's passion for not only crappie fishing, but the outdoors in general and Nick has no problem passing on the business to their son if he wants to someday take on this venture.  Nick and his wife just recently added to their family in 2009 a baby girl; and she can count on spending countless days crappie fishing on her daddy's boat even on the days that she does not want to.

 

Competitively and recreational Crappie fishing for 25 years, Nick is able to serve you at various lakes located in Southern Illinois which includes: Rend Lake, Lake of Egypt, and Kinkaid Lake.  Because Crappie Predator is available to serve you all year round, many fishing styles as well as different species of fish are available to suit your tastes and needs...all you need to do is ask.

 

Do not think that Crappie fishing is just in the Spring and Fall months.  Crappie fishing is great year round.  Rend Lake Crappie fishing never slows down, it just changes where and how we fish.  As long as the lake isn't frozen and we can get our boats in the water, we can catch Crappie!

Here's a short clip of one of three oldest Labradors owned by Nick and may accompany you on a future fishing trip!

 

     GUIDING RATES & BOOKING INFORMATION

  • You will be fishing from a 2004 Skeeter ZX250.  It is a 22' bass boat with the latest Humminbird electronics.  It has a 1198 side/down imager on the console and a 1197 side/down imager on the bow.
  • Rates include all bait & tackle and bottled water.
  • Fish cleaning is also provided (tips appreciated).
  • All the fishing gear will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Excellent lodging in the area are available at fantastic rates.

*Please call for pricing if interested to fish on Lake of Egypt and/or Kinkaid Lake.

DISCLAIMER:  Crappie Predator's guarantee.  We will give you the best opportunity possible to catch fish.  We cannot control what mother nature does, but we will work around what she gives us.  If you are not satisfied with the job we do, please let us know and we will make every effort to make it right.


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Crappie Fishing Packages
618-472-4763

**CASH is also acceptable and due at the time of service.

NEW!

Come down to Southern Illinois for some Catfish Noodling, otherwise known as Hillbilly Handfishing!

For more info.

check out our NEW Catfish website:

www.RendLakeCatfishGuides.com

$160

4-Hour Package

2 ANGLERS @ 4 HOURS

EACH ADDITIONAL ANGLER $50

REND LAKE ONLY

$200

6-Hour Package

2 ANGLERS @ 6 HOURS

EACH ADDITIONAL ANGLER $50

REND LAKE ONLY

$250

8-Hour Package

2 ANGLERS @ 8 HOURS

EACH ADDITIONAL ANGLER $50

REND LAKE ONLY

 

Gift Certificates

NOW AVAILABLE

 

     TOURNAMENT RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1st Place Illinois State Crappie Masters

STATE CHAMPION 2006

Southern Illinois Crappie Association

  • FALL CLASSIC

    1st Place - 2006 Rend Lake

    2nd Place - 2010 Rend Lake

  • ANGLER OF THE YEAR

    1st Place - 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

    2nd Place - 2010, 2004

  • LAKE EGYPT

    2nd Place - 2010

    3rd Place - 2009

    2nd Place - 2006

    2nd Place - 2005

  • REND LAKE

    6th Place - 2010

    2nd Place - 2009

    1st Place - 2008

    2nd Place - 2007

    1st Place - 2006

    3rd Place - 2005

  • KINKAID LAKE

    8th Place - 2010

    4th Place - 2009

    6th Place - 2008

    5th Place - 2007

    2nd Place - 2006

  • LAKE CARLYLE

    3rd Place - 2010

    5th Place - 2009

    4th Place - 2008

    1st Place - 2007

  • OHIO RIVER

    3rd Place - 2010

    2nd Place - 2009

    3rd Place - 2008

    2nd Place - 2007

    1st Place - 2006

 

 

 GALLERY

2014

 

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location | Benton, IL

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