Date set for Ill trout fishing

Springfield, Ill. (AP) – The date’s set for the start of the
fall trout-fishing season.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the season
begins Oct. 17 at nearly 40 ponds and lakes around the state.

Anglers must have a fishing license and an inland trout stamp to
begin catching trout. Certain groups are exempt from those
requirements, including those under 16 and Illinois residents on
leave from active duty in the military.

The daily catch limit for each fisherman is five trout.

While rules allow for trout season to start at 5 a.m. on Oct.
17, not all locations will necessarily be open on that day.

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