Fall trout season opens Oct. 19 in DuPage County

  • The fall rainbow trout season will open Oct. 19 at three DuPage forest preserve lakes.

    The fall rainbow trout season will open Oct. 19 at three DuPage forest preserve lakes. Daily Herald file photo

 
By Deb Humiston
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Posted9/30/2019 12:33 PM

The fall rainbow trout season will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at three Forest Preserve District of DuPage County lakes.

Anglers will be able to catch trout at Silver Lake in Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville; Pickerel Lake at Pratt's Wayne Woods in Wayne; and Grove Lake at Wood Dale Grove in Wood Dale.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The three lakes closed 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 district does not participate in the state's catch-and-release fly fishing program.

The creel limit for rainbow trout is five 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 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Visitor Services at district headquarters, 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton, and select local retailers.