I talked with Jason Johns of Todd Gessner Outdoors today and I have been informed that the crappie fishing is out of control right now. He's had clients out, including this couple, John and Karen Kelley from Chicago who are holding up three 14 inch crappies and a big hybrid striper.
Fishing like this doesn't come often. Why people go to other states to catch crappies I'll never know. The crappie fishing at Rend Lake is as good as or even better than any other lake in the Midwest. What people see as they drive past Rend on I-57 does not give it justice. Couple the great crappie fishing along with the bass fishing and lodging and dining at the Rend Lake Resort and you have a great fishing destination thats only about 4 hours from the south suburbs of Chicago. That make....
"Great fishing not that far away." tm.
This is john and karen kelley from chicago. The r holding three 14 in crappie and a nice hybred