Fall trout season to open at 2 SW Illinois locations in October
Derby Lake in World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta will be one of 57 locations that will be open for the Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season beginning on Oct. 20.
The other trout location in Southwest Illinois is Randolph County Lake, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Anglers are limited to a daily catch limit of five trout. They must possess a valid fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp. Exceptions include anyone younger than 16 years old, blind or disabled, and Illinois residents on leave from active duty military.
There will also be a catch-and-release fly fishing period beginning on Oct. 6. It will take place at the following nine locations: Apple River in Jo Daviess County, Rock Creek in Kankakee County, Pine Creek in Ogle County, Siloam Springs State Park Lake in Adams County, Gridley Lake in Cass County, Horton Lake in Hancock County, Morgan Lake in Morgan County, IDOT Lake in Sangamon County and Willow Lake in St. Clair County.
Trout cannot be taken from any location during the fly fishing period.
The 2018 Fall Trout Fishing Season will have a stocking of 67,000 fish.