Illinois spring trout fishing season opeans April 2
March 16, 2022
The 2022 Illinois spring trout fishing season will open April 2 at 57 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.
An early opportunity at select trout sites – the spring catch-and-release fishing season – will open March 19. No trout may be kept during the catch-and-release fishing period, but anglers can keep trout after the opening of the regular season beginning April 2.
The Illinois Catchable Trout Program is funded by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) stocks more than 80,000 rainbow trout each y...