If you live in Illinois, mark your calendar for April 7th. This is the opening day for trout fishing season. More than 60,000 rainbow trout have been stocked in 42 locations around the state in preparation.
Illinois residents (16 and older) must purchase an inland trout stamp($6.50) in addition to the regular fishing license. In addition to annual fishing licenses (which are valid through March 31st, 2008), residents can also purchase 24-hour licenses (which allow you to fish during a set 24-hour period).
For more information about Illinois trout fishing, click here.