Trout anglers in Illinois are anxiously awaiting the 2008 Fall Trout Fishing Season. This year, October 18th, 2008 marks the season opener. Over 30 lakes and ponds will be stocked with trout before the season opener.
It's important to remember that trout may not be taken from these lakes and ponds from October 1st until 5 a.m. on October 18th.
A valid fishing license and inland trout stamp is required for all trout anglers unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces.
For more information on the Illinois fall trout season, contact the IDNR Division of Fisheries at (217) 782-6424.