The Rend Lake area of Southern Illinois is home to some of the best bass and crappie fishing in the Midwest. Here are few resources that may be helpful before you come here:

Buy your fishing (or hunting) licenses HERE.

Franklin County Tourism Bureau

Williamson County Tourism Bureau


Guided crappie fishing

Boneyard Fishing is offering some spectacular spring and summer specials for 2016. Fishing for two and over night lodging at the Boneyard Fishing and Outfitters for $275. Includes a full day or limit of crappie . Get more details at and book now!