Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Illinois Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday

The spring trout fishing season in Illinois begins at 5 a.m. April 5, 2008. Each year the state stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout in bodies of water where spring trout fishing is permitted, including the Hennepin Canal Parkway in Bureau County, Pine Creek in White Pines State Forest in Ogle County, and the Coleta trout ponds in Whiteside County.

Anglers 16 and over must have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. The annual fishing licenses for the 2008 season are valid through March 31, 2009.

For more information about the trout-stocking program, call the Division of Fisheries at (217) 782-6424, or visit on the Web.


  1. Anonymous8:02 AM

    This girl can't wait for Saturday !
    This will be my 1st time for Trout , fly fishing !
    My father, Jack R., taught me how to fly fish at Rockwood State Park when I was 14... can't wait to see if I still remember !
    Hope every one enjoys the season !

  2. I think the opening is Saturday, April 4th at 5AM, not Sunday, April 5th...

  3. Yeah, if you notice the date on this post, you'll see it was announcing the 2008 trout season in Illinois.

    The 2009 trout season will open on April 4th. You can read more about the 2009 Illinois Trout Season at the link below: