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Fall trout season opens Oct. 15

September 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Prairie State Outdoors

The 2011 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 37 ponds and lakes statewide.

More than 70,000 trout are stocked locations listed below.

Trout may not be taken from any of the stocked sites prior to the season opening at 5 a.m. Oct. 15.

Anglers must have a fishing license and an inland trout stamp.

Exceptions include anglers under the age of 16, those that are blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. 

The daily limit is five.

For more information, visit: http://www.ifishillinois.org.

Note a change: Anglers in northwest Illinois are advised that the catchable trout program operated previously at the Coleta Trout Ponds has been relocated due to significant weed problems and public safety concerns due to infrastructure problems.  Trout fishing has been moved to Centennial Park Lake in Rock Falls.

Locations stocked with trout this fall:

Adams County: Siloam Springs State Park, 217/894-6205

Bond County: Greenville Old City Lake (Patriot’s Park Lake), 618/664-2330

Bureau County: Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, 815/454-2328

Christian County: Manners Park Pond in Taylorville, 217/824-3110

Coles County: Campus Pond at Eastern Illinois University, 217/345-2420

Cook County: Axehead Lake - Cook County Forest Preserve District, 847/294-4134

Cook County: Belleau Lake - Cook County Forest Preserve District, 847/294-4134

Crawford County: Crawford County Conservation Area Pond, 618/563-4405

Douglas County: Villa Grove West Lake, 217/345-2420

Jefferson County: Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond, 618/547-3610

Johnson County: Ferne Clyffe State Park, 618/995-2411

Kankakee County: Bird Park Quarry in Kankakee, 815/939-1311

Kendall County: Big Lake at Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area, 630/553-6297

Lake County: Banana Lake - Lake County Forest Preserve, 815/675-2319

Lake County: Sand Lake at Illinois Beach State Park North Unit, 847/662-4828

Macon County: Rock Springs Pond - Macon County Conservation District, 217/423-7708

Macoupin County: Beaver Dam Lake at Beaver Dam State Park, 217/854-8020

Madison County: Highland Old City Lake, 618/651-1386

Marion County: Boston Pond at Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area, 618/547-3381

Massac County: Fairgrounds Pond at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis, 618/524-4712

McDonough County: Argyle Lake at Argyle Lake State Park, 309/776-3422

Randolph County: Randolph County State Fish and Wildlife Area Lake, 618/826-2706

Randolph County: Derby Lake at World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, 618/295-2700

Rock Island County: Prospect Park Pond in Moline, 815/454-2759

St. Clair County: Frank Holten State Recreation Area Lake, 618/874-7920

St. Clair County: Jones Park Lake in East St. Louis, 618/847-7920

St. Clair County: Willow Lake at Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area, 618/785-2555

Saline County: Jones Lake Trout Pond at Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area, 618/276-4405

Sangamon County: IDOT Lake in Springfield, 309/543-3316

Sangamon County: Washington Park Pond in Springfield, 309/543-3316

Shelby County: Forest Park Lagoon in Shelbyville, 217/345-2420

Tazewell County: Mineral Springs Park Lagoon in Pekin, 309/968-7568

Vermilion County: Clear Lake at Kickapoo State Recreation Area, 217/442-4915

Wabash County: Beall Woods Lake at Beall Woods State Park, 618/298-2442

Warren County: Citizen’s Lake in Monmouth, 309/344-2617

Wayne County: Sam Dale Trout Pond at Sam Dale Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, 618/835-2292

Whiteside County:  Centennial Park Lake in Rock Falls, Coloma Park District, 815/625-0272 (New Location for Fall 2011)

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