Rend Lake Catfish Guides
We look forward to Hoggin’ with ya!
Established in 2014,Nick Shafer, founder, has been a full time Catfish, Crappie, and Bass Guide since 2008 by establishing Crappie Predator, his original and still ongoing guide service, as well as acquiring Rend Lake Fishing Guides a short time after, but has spent his entire life in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
Nick Shafer, established his fishing guide service for Southern Illinois because he wanted a work life that resembled not only his hobby life, but his overall lifestyle. Nick spends every possible minute on the water pursuing Crappie, Bass, Catfish and White Bass. When Nick isn’t fishing he can usually be found at his other passion, Hunting Waterfowl. But, by turning his passion for fishing into a full time aspiration, he’s able to offer his clients a quality experience.
Bob Shafer, Co-Founder and Guide, also shares this passion. After spending a quarter of his life in the corporate world, he finally traded in his suit and tie for board shorts and sunscreen. Both Bob and Nick offer a combined 70+ years of experience in competitive and recreational fishing.
We are available to serve you all year round. Many fishing styles, as well as different species of fish are available to suit your tastes and needs….all you need to do is fill out our quick and easy contact or billing forms! Fishing isn’t just in the Spring and Fall; fishing is great year round. As long as the lake isn’t frozen and we can get our boats in the water, we will catch fish!
Hogging, Noodling, Handfishing,
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Rend Lake Catfish Guides offers Rod and Reel catfishing trips, as well as Hoggin’
STRAIGHT HOGGINGFeatured Package
- $200 per person (minimum of two people)
- WEAR: t-shirt, jeans, closed toe shoes.
- BRING: a change of clothes, sunscreen, snacks, and a camera to capture your catch.
- For the enjoyment of yourself and others on future trips, only one Flathead will be kept per trip! No limit on the number of Channel Catfish.
- INCLUDES: boat, fish cleaning & packaging, bottled water
- Fishing License not included.
ROD and REELFishing on a budget
- INCLUDES: Boat, all bait, tackle, rods and reels, fish cleaning (tips greatly appreciated) & packaging, bottled water
- $125 per person minimum two people
- Fishing License not included