Fall Rainbow Trout Season Opens Oct. 19 in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Fall Rainbow Trout Season Opens Oct. 19 in DuPage Forest Preserves

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 Forest Preserve District does not participate in the state’s catch-and-release fly fishing program.

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 or forest@dupageforest.org.

All anglers 16 and older who are not legally disabled must carry valid Illinois fishing licenses with inland trout stamps. Both are available for purchase weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Visitor Services at District headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton and select local retailers.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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