Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake

Full Moon Fishing Service specializes in introducing their clients to many southern Illinois lakes. Join your guide Fred Mooney and let him take you to Rend Lake, where you will be fishing for Crappie. Capt. Fred also runs trips on Kincaid lake, Lake of Egypt, and Carlyle Lake if they suit you better.

Enjoy the ‘Great Lakes of Southern Illinois’ from a comfort of your own boat. You will go out aboard an 18’ Procraft boat, which has plenty of space for up to 3 anglers. The boat was built back in 1991 and fully overhauled in 2019. It has a single 150 HP Mercury engine and modern electronics, along with a wireless trolling motor and a live bait tank.

Full Moon Fishing Service is run and operated by Fred Mooney, a local professional. He has been fishing the area for his whole life and knows the best spots around. Fred is a proud husband and a father of 3.

On your day out, you will be fishing with light tackle. Your guide Fred will provide you with quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait will also be supplied, along with a complimentary fish cleaning service. Fred will offer you bottled water so you could feel free to bring your own snacks with you.

Whichever trip you decide to choose, rest assured that Fred will work hard to put you on fish. His company also operates on other lakes and reservoirs in the area, including Lake Kincaid, Lake of Egypt, and Carlyle Lake. You could browse those by clicking Full Moon Fishing Service at the bottom of the page.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This full-day trip is exactly what the doctor ordered! You will spend your day targeting Crappie and filling your cooler with a lot of exciting catches. Everything will be supplied but food and licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 30
    $250
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Crappie on Rend Lake with your guide Fred Mooney. All the necessary gear, tackle, and bait will be provided for the trip. You will need to bring a valid fishing license, food, and appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 30
    $250
    Enjoy an afternoon fishing for Crappie with Fred Mooney. You will be exploring the wonderful Rend Lake, one of the best places in Southern Illinois. Everything will be provided but licenses and food.
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About the Captain

Fred Mooney
Whittington, Illinois, United States
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Member since April 2018
I am a lifetime outdoorsman that had a life-changing experience battling cancer and decided to follow my passion and have never looked back. Crappie is my preferred species but a background in Bass fishing is what drives me to find the big ones.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Procraft (Bass boat) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

Customer Reviews

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Tosha V.
Monticello, IL
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Not rain nor wind can ruin the fun with Capt Fred

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 14, 2020
Booked this day trip for our anniversary. Didn’t plan on such cold, wet weather, but our guide Fred was amazing. He led us...
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Danville, IL
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Nice guide service

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2021
My wife and I caught 4 nice catfish and 10 large crappie today. The weather was great for being on the water. The only complaint...
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Janine P.
Lake Villa, Illinois
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Full day trip with Captain Fred Mooney

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 31, 2021
Had a wonderful experience with Captain Fred!  He warned us the weather was not going to be great for fishing, and he called...
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Marion, IL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 27, 2021
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Palos Heights, IL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2021
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FAQs about Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake

Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)

Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Full Moon Fishing Service–Rend Lake include:
  • Crappie