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 a 17’ Alumacraft boat, which has plenty of space for 2 anglers. The boat was built back in 1996 and fully overhauled in 2018. It has a single 60 HP Mariner 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
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $330
    up to 2 persons
    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
    $230
    up to 2 persons
    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
    $230
    up to 2 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
9 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.

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Targeted Species

Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Mariner engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Duane H.
Decatur, IL
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 4, 2020
FRED WAS THE BEST NEW JUST WHERE THE CRAPPIE WERE COULD HAVE FISHED ALL DAY BUT DECIDED WE HAD PLENTY. WILL BE BOOKING AGAIN
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Jeff B.
Pekin, IL
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   September 24, 2019
Just a few of the hogs we caught, we had a great time and caught lots of fish!
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Darin G.
Montgomery, AL
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VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
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James S.
Granite City, Illinois
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FULL DAY FISHING TRIPS

January 21, 2018
I HAVE WENT ON 4 DIFFERENT FULL DAY TRIPS WITH FRED AND HE WILL FLAT PUT YOU ON THE FISH. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOUR LOOKING...
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John N.
United States
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March 1, 2018
Great trip. Will not be disappointed
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