Ice just came off this week and fishing is good.
Lake of Egypt is still hot, catching fish casting a jig and bobber to weed edges on cloudy days and vertical jigging deep brush/sets on sunny days.
Rend Lake Fishing Report
Crappie fishing- good, using jigs. The fish are in their winter pattern and biting very good. We are catching crappie in structure in 8-16 feet of water on main lake drop offs along the main lake river and creek channels.
Cat fish - good, cut shad and worms, fishing the deep main lake river channels and in the stumps.
Bass- fair, worms, rattle traps, crank baits, Jig&trailer. Fish around brush, bridges, lay downs, rip rap, weed beds, and drop off's.
White bass- slow, Jig and curly tail grubs, inline spinners. Look for them on main lake humps, drop offs and around the 154 bridges.
Bluegill- slow, Look in the back of necks and on flat shallow banks and on the
rocks. Fish shallow with crickets, worms or small jigs.