For most of us it is the perfect time to get the fishing pole out and sit on the bank or boat. All of the Illinois anglers out there will be able to fish for trout at a number of Central Illinois lakes and ponds in October, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Fall Trout Fishing Season begins Saturday, October 15th, but those using fly gear to catch and release trout can fish at nine select sites starting October 1st.
Area bodies of water where trout fishing will be available:
- Coles County: Eastern Illinois University Campus Pond, Charleston
- Douglas County: Villa Grove West Lake
- Macon County: Rock Springs Pond
- Shelby County: Forest Park Lagoon, Shelbyville