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Trout aren’t on the hook yet

A makeshift “No Fishing” sign has been put up at the park to remind residents that they can’t reel in any fish 
in right now.
A makeshift “No Fishing” sign has been put up at the park to remind residents that they can’t reel in any fish in right now.

The ponds have been stocked and the fishing should be good – but anglers will have to wait a few more days to get their hooks into the trout at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. A makeshift “No Fishing” sign has been put up at the park to remind residents that they can’t reel in any fish right now. The state’s fall trout fishing season will open Oct. 21 at 54 ponds, lakes, and streams where the IDNR stocks more than 80,000 rainbow trout each year throughout the state. If you plan on fishing, you must have a valid fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp, unless you’re 16 and younger, blind or disabled, or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces. The daily catch limit per person is five trout. The following Sauk Valley sites are designated as fall trout locations: Hennepin Canal Parkway in Bureau County, Pine Creek, White Pines Forest State Park in Ogle County, and Centennial Park in Whiteside County. Go to ifishillinois.org/programs/trout_stocking.html for a complete list of locations, and information on how to get a license and stamps.

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