ILLINOIS (WKOW) -- Big time trout fishers might want to start planning a trip to Illinois for October. The date for the opening of fall trout fishing season has been announced: October 20.
Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller says, the agency has stocked 37 ponds and lakes around the state with 70,000 trout. The program is funded by participants who buy inland trout stamps.
There are some rules that everyone must follow this year. For example, no one may catch trout before 5 a.m. on October 20. Also, anglers must have a fishing license as well as a stamp except for those under 16, blind or disabled, or on active military leave.
Fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available for sale at many bait shops, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.
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