From what I saw on the ILL DNR site, ALL state sites are closed, if fish are stocked at a city or county site, it is whatever they post locally. Look for signs, don't get sick trying to catch a trout. stay healthy.
|@ the lake|
BAUMANN LAKE IS CLOSED FOR FISHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Due to COVID-19, Baumann Lake is Closed to Fishing Until Further Notice.
We understand that Trout Fishing is supposed to begin on Saturday, April 4, 2020, but unfortunately this will have to wait until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all get through this unprecedented time together.
I called and spoke with the DNR. As of right now, everything is on hold, At least until state facilities are reopened. Which according to the Governor may go into late April/May. . So I would just assume its not going to happen, at least until fall.
Shanatized walleye, is there any way to confirm that? 2 fish limit isnt very exciting but would love to take my daughter this year, would be her first year going for the trout opener 4 would be enough for us. I thought they were just going to cancel it altogether but if they open it April 6th I will still be there, even for 2 each...
Has there been any confirmation on what the status of the trout program in Cook County? I have seen nothing on their websites and I have tried calling but have gotten a machine with no information.
Thanks for any info.
I heard today from a fellow angler that Four Lakes in Winnebago County will not open till Monday the 6th of April with a... get this...... two fish limit daily????
Drove by Bauman park yeaterday they did have the sign up no fishing til 04/04/2020. not sure if they already stock it.
What do you use to caught the trout? Leaf worms?
I just called Dupage county forest preserve the 3 lakes that have trout are closed till further notice. No April 4 opener.
I think IDNR going to put trout in lakes and no fishing until later open date. They already have trout and have to stock in lakes and creek.