I been going to Rend for about 10 years. From May 1 to but end of May is a geat time. The problem is water level. I like to see it about 409 - 412 feet up. Its at 408 right now.
I,m hoping with the rain there getting it will be up there this way you can fish for the crappie in the buck brush using long poles. I don't know if you ever fish like this before but if you havn't you should get a guide because the crappie will be on deep water cover. I have a phone # of a great guide down there.
Funny I will be down there on the same day. See ya down there.