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Happy trout fishing! Iowa, Illinois 2021 seasons open

Thousands of trout are ready to be caught in Iowa and Illinois lakes for the 2021 Spring fishing season and we want to see YOUR catches.
TROUT FISHING

MOLINE, Ill — Spring trout fishing season is upon us! 

Thousands of trout are ready to be caught in Iowa and Illinois lakes for the 2021 Spring fishing season and we want to see YOUR catches.

Text us your photos at (309) 736-3229 or shoot us an email at news@wqad.com.

Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources stocked the nine community trout ponds with rainbow trout: East Lake Park Pond in Mount Pleasant, Discovery Park Pond in Muscatine, Heritage Pond in Dubuque, Liberty Centre Pond in North Liberty, North Prairie in Cedar Falls, Ottumwa Park Pond in Ottumwa, Prairie Park Cedar Bend in Cedar Rapids, Sand Lake in Marshalltown and Wilson Lake in Fort Madison.

In Iowa, fishermen need a valid fishing license and must pay a trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Anglers are limited to five trout daily with a 10 trout possession limit. Children 15-years-old or younger must fish with a licensed adult.

Illinois 

The 2021 trout fishing season officially opened Saturday. 

The Department of Natural Resources stocked more than 80,000 rainbow trout in the states more than 50 ponds and lakes.

All anglers must have a fishing license and an Inland Trout Stamp unless they are under the age of 16, blind or disabled or are an Illinois resident on leave from active duty in the Armed Forces.

Each angler is limited to five trout each day.

Locally, Prospect Park Park in Moline, Centennial Park Pond in Rock Falls, Yellow Creek in Krape Park in Freeport, the Hennepin Canal Parkway in Bureau County are all stocked and ready to go!

For more locations, click here.

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