Have been reading the reports about opening day for inland trout. Interesting to see everyone catching their limit. That's great. However, is it really necessary to KEEP THE LIMIT?
Word is, the trout are all gone in 2-3 weeks. That's to bad. Perhaps if more folk would catch and release we might get more than 2-3 weeks out of these fish.
If your really all so concerned with the ecology and ethics, why not go to Dominicks or Jewel for your limit, and let the other ones live. I see nothing wrong with taking fish such as Bass, Crappie, Panfish, etc., to there legal limit, but Trout is another story.
With the Trout Fishery in Illinois what it is, I would think we would cut a little slack, and let these fish live. At least for awhile.
My thoughts, my ideas, so don't take it personal. Would like to hear from some of you regarding this.