Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season Opens Oct 15
September 13, 2022 4:36PM CDT
The 2022 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens October 15th. Fishing will take place at 59 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks more than 80-thousand rainbow trout each year in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted during the fall season. An additional 80-thousand trout are stocked for the spring season which begins each April.