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Old 03-16-2003, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Choosing between resorts Lake Shelbyville or Rend Lake

I'm looking for input on which lake/resort would be a better fit for me. I have two boys 5 and 7 years old and I will be taking delivery of my new boat at the end of this month. It's a 16' Tracker deep-v with a 50hp Mercury on it. I went on-line to the IDNR website and downloaded the information. Pictures are one thing, but I was hoping to get some opinions about both from CLF readers. I am definitely interested in fishing over pleasure boating/skiing if that makes a difference. Likewise, I'm looking for quantity not quality as my boys and I aren't looking for trophy sized fish just a place where they bite often enough to keep their attention and I get to see smiles on their faces. We would probably be going some time in May/June. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2003, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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caution is what i thoght of right away about rend, alot of newbies on this lake run up on mud/sand flats or hit stumps (there are alot) , i guess you can get a lake map and have a go at it. rend does have alot of bluegills,
but i go with shelby in may.. good luck
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Old 03-16-2003, 08:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was kind of lwaning toward Shelbyville in that it is closer to home. I also got a suggestion to try Lake of Egypt but that is even further south from Rend Lake. Thanks for the info...
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