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Chance to hook a stocked rainbow trout returns Oct. 21 at several Illinois sites

Illinois DNR stocks rainbow trout at sites around the state each spring and fall for its “catchable trout program.” (Photo courtesy of Steve Beltran)

In about a month – on Oct. 21 to be exact – anglers will stand along the shorelines of nearly 60 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout Illinois, anxiously watching the clock.
At the stroke of 5 a.m., lines will be cast into the water. It’s Illinois fall trout season.
“Our catchable trout program is a fun and popular family activity, and a great opportunity to introduce children to fishing,” said Mike McClelland, chief of DNR’s Division of Fisheries.

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