2009 Trout Season ?

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  1. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Anyone know when the fall Trout season starts ? Last year it was Oct. 18th.
     
  2. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    I found it . Anyone else wanting to know here it is . Spring catchable trout season opens at 5 a.m. on April 4,
    2009 while fall season opens at 5 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2009.
     

  3. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Where is there trout anyways in IL?
     
  4. mongesf

    mongesf New Member

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    March 23, 2009

    2009 Spring Trout Season Opens April 4
    Rainbow Trout Stocked at 43 Locations in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2009 spring trout fishing season in Illinois will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Marc Miller announced today.

    “The first Saturday in April is always a big day for families to go fishing in Illinois thanks to the opener of the spring trout season,” Miller said. “Getting children outdoors to experience the fun of fishing is one of the many benefits of our catchable trout program. Anglers of all ages can join in the fun as we stock trout at 43 locations throughout the state.”

    The IDNR stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout each spring in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted during the spring season. The Illinois catchable trout program is made possible through the sale of inland trout stamps to those anglers who participate.

    Inland trout stamps are available for $6.50 each at DNR Direct license and permit vendors, IDNR offices in Springfield, Chicago, Sterling, Bartlett, Clinton, Alton, and Benton. They may also be purchased with a credit card through the IDNR web site at http://dnr.state.il.us or by phone at 1-888-6PERMIT (1-888-673-7648).

    To legally participate in the trout fishing program, anglers must have a valid Illinois fishing license and an inland trout stamp. The annual fishing licenses for the 2009 season is valid through March 31, 2010. Anglers may also purchase a 24-hour Illinois fishing license, which includes trout fishing privileges for the 24-hour period the license is valid. A license is required for fishing in Illinois unless the angler is otherwise exempt (under age 16, blind or disabled, or is an Illinois resident on active military service who is home on leave).

    Anglers may not take trout from any of the stocked sites from March 15 to the opening of the season on April 4 at 5 a.m. Anyone attempting to take trout before the legal opening will be issued citations. During the spring trout season, the daily possession limit for trout is five fish.

    Anglers are reminded to check in advance for any site-specific regulations and the opening time of their favorite trout fishing location. While the statewide spring trout season opens at 5 a.m. on April 4, some locations may have a later opening time.

    For more information about the trout stocking program check the web site at www.ifishillinois.org.

    Stocked sites (by county) for the spring catchable trout program:

    Adams County: Siloam Springs State Park Lake.
    Boone County: Mill Race Ponds in Belvidere.
    Bureau County: Hennepin Canal Parkway.
    Cass County: Gurney Road Pond at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area.
    Champaign County: Lake of the Woods.
    Christian County: Manners Park Pond, Taylorville Park District
    Cook County: Axehead Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District.
    Cook County: Belleau Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District.
    Cook County: Sag Quarry East, Cook County Forest Preserve District.
    Coles County: Eastern Illinois University Campus Pond in Charleston.
    DuPage County: Silver Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District.
    Grundy County: Gebhard Woods State Park Pond.
    Jefferson County: Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond.
    Jo Daviess County: Apple River and tributaries.
    Johnson County: Ferne Clyffe State Park Lake.
    Kankakee County: Bird Park Quarry in Kankakee.
    Kankakee County: Rock Creek (Kankakee River State Park).
    Kendall County: Big Lake at Silver Springs State Park.
    Lake County: Banana Lake, Lake County Forest Preserve District.
    Lake County: Sand Lake at Illinois Beach State Park.
    LaSalle County: Illinois and Michigan Canal at Utica
    Macon County: Sportsman’s Club Pond, Macon County Conservation District
    Marion County: Boston Pond at Stephen A. Forbes State Park.
    Massac County: Fairgrounds Pond in Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis.
    McLean County: Miller Park Lake in Bloomington.
    McHenry County: Lake Atwood, Hollows Conservation Area, McHenry County Conservation District.
    McHenry County: Piscasaw Creek.
    Moultrie County: Wyman Lake in Sullivan.
    Ogle County: Pine Creek in White Pines State Forest.
    Randolph County: Derby Lake at World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta
    St. Clair County: Frank Holten State Park main lake.
    St. Clair County: Jones Park Lake in East St. Louis.
    Sangamon County: Illinois Department of Transportation Lake in Springfield.
    Sangamon County: Washington Park Pond in Springfield.
    Shelby County: Forest Park Lagoon in Shelbyville.
    Stephenson County: Waddams Creek (Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park).
    Stephenson County: Yellow Creek in Krape Park, Freeport.
    Vermilion County: Clear Lake at Kickapoo State Park.
    Wabash County: Beall Woods Lake, Beall Woods State Park
    Wayne County: Sam Dale Conservation Area Trout Pond.
    Whiteside County: Coleta Trout Ponds.
    Will County: Lake Milliken at Des Plaines Conservation Area.
    Winnebago County: Kent Creek in Page Park, Rockford.
     
  5. mongesf

    mongesf New Member

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    I know some of these sites only particpate in the Spring Trout Season not sure which ones however. I do know that Cass County: Gurney Road Pond at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area is Spring Season only
     
  6. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    Thanks buddy for that!
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    derby lake at the world shooting complex in sparta illinois
    randolph county conservation area outside chester illinois

    I catch a mess of them at both places . Was crappie fishing derby lake 3 weeks ago and caught a 6 pound rainbow . I hated releasing it but had to .
     
  8. skeezaveli

    skeezaveli New Member

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    whew!!! been a while fellas.....working 65 hours a week for the past 3 months...lol...still been catching the cats though....as for trout? i go to beaver dam in the fall...they don't do spring trout...and i KILL up there with berkley trout nuggets....in the fall i go to jones park in e. st louis....i know.....but i KILL up there on worms and berkley power bait...biggest one i ever caught was an 8 pound rainbow at beaver....yeah!!! just recently snatched a 25# flatty in indiana on my bluegill pole....8# test....yeeeeuh!!! been a good fishing year...
     
  9. USNTWEEK

    USNTWEEK New Member

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    Brian, I know you fish Baldwin so I think Peabody River King would be close for you there in Belleville. I have never fished there myself but according to what I have read Willow lake is stocked with trout, I just am not 100% sure when they stock. Willow lake is the first lake to the left when you come in from Hwy 13.
     
  10. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Is this outside of new athens ?
     
  11. USNTWEEK

    USNTWEEK New Member

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    Floyd, yes that is right outside New Athens where all the old strip mine pits are. I am no pro but reading the regs it looks like a possible fall stocking.