Three DuPage forest preserve lakes to close for fishing Oct. 1 for restocking
(Sept. 23, 2019) — The fall rainbow trout season will open on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 a.m. at three Forest Preserve District of DuPage County lakes: Silver Lake at Blackwell
in Warrenville, Pickerel Lake at Pratt’s Wayne Woods
in Wayne and Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove
in Wood Dale.
The three lakes will close to all fishing Oct. 1 until the season opener to give newly stocked fish time to dispense. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will stock Silver Lake with 3,250 pounds of rainbow trout. The Forest Preserve District will stock Pickerel Lake with 2,000 pounds and Grove Lake with 500 pounds.
The creel limit for rainbow trout is five trout per day with no length limit. Creel limits, depth maps and species lists for 30 forest preserve lakes are in the District’s free “Fishing in DuPage County” guide, which is available online
or through Visitor Services at 630-933-7248