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’ . You will go out aboard an 18.5’ 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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.

About the Captain

Fred Mooney
Whittington, Illinois, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dave F.
Pingree Grove, IL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 10, 2022
My grandson, son-in-law and I had a great time. Captain Fred found us fish. Some real nice crappie14,15 and 16 “ er. This...
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David D.
St Louis, Missouri
Excellent
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 19, 2022
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Robby L.
Green Valley, IL
Excellent
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 3, 2022
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Chase A.
St. Louis, MO
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 27, 2022
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Weili E.
St. Louis, MO
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5 star all rolled in one

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2022
Excellent captain skills, caters to all my requests and just a fabulous person .. this is the best guide I ever had.  I’m...
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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 (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (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