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The fall trout fishing season starts in Illinois on October 16.

There are also catch and release locations opening on October 2 throughout the state. No trout may be kept until October 16 when the full season opens. Anglers will need an Illinois fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp for the early trout catch and release season and the full season.

Some trout sites in the WSPY area that will open beginning October 16 include Big Lake at Silver Springs State Park and the Illinois and Michigan Canal Lock 14 in LaSalle.

The 59 locations scheduled to be open for the fall trout season are listed below:

2021 Illinois Fall Trout Locations

(** Denotes sites open for Catch-and-Release Early Fall Season fishing)

 North --- Bureau County --- Hennepin Canal Parkway

 North --- Cook County --- Axehead Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Belleau Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Busse Woods North Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Green Lake in Calumet City, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Horsetail Lake, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Sag Quarry East, Cook County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Cook County --- Wolf Lake at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, Chicago

 North --- DuPage County--- Grove Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District

 North --- DuPage County --- Pickerel Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District

 North --- DuPage County --- Silver Lake, DuPage County Forest Preserve District

 North --- Jo Daviess County --- Apple River, Apple River Canyon State Park **

 North --- Kankakee County --- Bird Park Quarry, Kankakee

 North --- Kankakee County --- Rock Creek, Kankakee River State Park **

 North --- Kendall County --- Big Lake, Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area (SFWA)

 North --- Lake County --- Sand Lake, Illinois Beach State Park

 North --- LaSalle County --- Illinois and Michigan Canal Lock 14, LaSalle

 North --- McHenry County --- Spring Grove Hatchery Pond, Spring Grove

 North --- Ogle County --- Pine Creek, White Pines Forest State Park **

 North --- Rock Island County--- Prospect Park Lake, Moline

 North --- Warren --- Citizen’s Lake, Monmouth

 North --- Whiteside County --- Centennial Park Pond, Rock Falls, Coloma Park District

 North --- Will County --- Lake Strini, Romeoville

 North --- Will County --- Van Horn Woods, Plainfield

 North --- Winnebago County --- Baumann Lake, Cherry Valley

 Central --- Adams County --- Siloam Springs State Park Lake **

 Central --- Cass County --- Gridley Lake, Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA **

 Central --- Champaign County --- Kaufman Lake, Champaign Park District

 Central --- Christian County --- Manners Park Pond, Taylorville Park District

 Central --- Clark County --- Casey Park Pond, Casey

 Central --- Coles County --- Eastern Illinois University Campus Pond, Charleston

 Central --- De Witt County --- Weldon Springs, Weldon Springs State Park

 Central --- Douglas County --- Villa Grove West Lake

 Central --- Hancock County --- Horton Lake, Nauvoo State Park **

 Central --- Macon County --- Rock Springs Pond, Macon County Conservation District

 Central --- Macoupin County --- Beaver Dam Lake, Beaver Dam Lake State Park

 Central --- McDonough County --- Argyle Lake, Argyle Lake State Park

 Central --- Morgan County --- Morgan Lake at Nichols Park, Jacksonville **

 Central --- Sangamon County --- IDOT Lake, Springfield **

 Central --- Sangamon County --- Southwind Park, Springfield

 Central --- Sangamon County --- Washington Park Pond, Springfield

 Central --- Shelby County --- Forest Park Lagoon, Shelbyville

 Central --- Tazewell County --- Mineral Springs Park Lagoon, Pekin

 Central --- Vermilion County --- Clear Lake, Kickapoo State Recreation Area

 South --- Bond County --- Patriot’s Park Lake (Greenville Old City Lake)

 South --- Jefferson County --- Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond

 South --- Johnson County --- Ferne Clyffe State Park Lake

 South --- Madison County --- Belk Park Pond, Wood River

 South --- Madison County --- Highland Old City Lake

 South --- Marion County --- Boston Pond, Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area

 South --- Massac County --- Fairgrounds Pond, Fort Massac State Park

 South --- Randolph County --- Derby Lake, Sparta (World Shooting and Recreational Complex)

 South --- Randolph County --- Randolph County State Fish and Wildlife Area Lake

 South --- Saline County --- Jones Lake Trout Pond, Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area

 South --- St. Clair County --- Frank Holten State Park Main Lake

 South --- St. Clair County --- Jones Park Lake, East St. Louis

 South --- St. Clair County --- Willow Lake at Peabody River King SFWA**

 South --- Wabash County --- Beall Woods Lake, Beall Woods State Park

 South --- Wayne County --- Sam Dale Conservation Area Trout Pond