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I saw a picture of a guy dumping trout into West Branch Forest Preserve, looked like a nice size one too. I wonder if anyone knows the breakdown of how many fish are put into the various lakes in DuPage County, more specifically which lake are they putting the most trout in, and which lake is getting the biggest fish?
 
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You can get your info at the DuPage county department of natural resources fisheries division. Remember the lakes with trout (there are 3 ), are closed to all fishing until April 6.
 
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In Cook County:
The lakes are closed to trout fishing from March 15th to the second Saturday in April (this year Apr. 13th)and are closed again from October 1st to the third Saturday in October (this year Oct. 19th)

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Bob Hicks on 2002-03-25 17:53 ]</font>
 

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On 2002-03-25 17:51, Bob Hicks wrote:
In Cook County:
The lakes are closed to trout fishing from March 15th to the second Saturday in April (this year Apr. 13th)and are closed again from October 1st to the third Saturday in October (this year Oct. 19th)
Correct, but to clarify things, the closing dates are state regulations, not set by the counties.
 

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in dupage blackwell (silver lake, big lake) gets the most. They are about 7 inches. i think there will be 6500 released.
 

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There are three (3) lakes in DuPage that are stocked with Rainbow Trout. Deep Quarry Lake and Grove Lake are stocked by the DuPage Forest Preserve and Silver Lake is stocked by the IDNR. Trout are purchased by the pound.
Grove Lake gets 300 pounds of fish, Deep Quarry Lake gets 3000 pounds of fish and the
state stocks approximately 100 pounds of fish
per acre at Silver Lake (6200 lbs.). Size of the trout varies. This year the fish are 11 to 16 inches and weight range is 1.0 to 2.25 pounds. Each lake will get different sizes stocked. Approximate numbers of trout are Silver Lake (4400); Deep Quarry Lake (1800); and Grove Lake (300).
 
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Quick question... What are the rules governing kids under 16 when it comes to trout fishing. Since they don't require a fishing license I'm sure they don't require a trout stamp. However, do any trout that they catch count aganst the limit allowed on my trout stamp or are they allowed their own limit. I'd hate to find out the hard way from the DNR boys, and rest assured they will be out in force. I only wish they would crack down on the the "Bussie Raiders" aka the "Bucket Brigade". I am an advocate of CPR and have no problem with selective harvest "keep a couple mid size eaters for the table, let the big breeders go". BUT... it is such a crime when I see the dim-wits at Bussie with their cheap Zebco closed-face reels or the old tin can wound with mono and a bucket or bag filled with 6" largemouth bass, 8" walleyes, bullheads, channel cats and assorted panfish. My guess would be that they don't have a licence let alone a clue of the damage they are doing. Do they even care? I doubt it very much. But I digress, I'll get off my soapbox now. Any comments about the trout stamp/kids issue would be very helpful. Thanks and good fishing.
 

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im 15 and didn't need a trout stamp. We have our own limit to catch. its nice that u asked before finding the hard way.
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"keep a couple mid size eaters for the table, let the big breeders go"
i agree with that. i don't think they care or even know what's happening.
 
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