by Illinois DNR

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, April 6 at 58 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state, with four new sites added for this spring.  Baumann Lake in Cherry Valley, Weldon Springs Lake in DeWitt County, Casey Park Pond in Casey, and Belk Lake in Wood River have been added for the first time for spring stockings.

The Illinois Catchable Trout Program is funded by those who use the program through the sale of Inland Trout Stamps.  The IDNR stocks more than 80,000 rainbow trout each year in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted during the spring season and an additional 80,000 trout for the fall season.
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