I think with out current IL administration, there won't be any funding for a sustainable trout program. I'm not the trout expert, but I would think that trout should be able to survive in the driftless area of NW IL, since they seem to survive just over the borders of WI, IA & MN. Iowa has a fantastic trout stocking program - which is well funded by the state.Eyegouger said:So is there any future in a trout program for Illinois streams? LIke they have in other states where they can take a crap stream and make it good again to the point where some of the trout will hold over?? This state needs that!!!
Rock Creek seems to be a place where trout can reproduce. I was fishing with my dad in late fall and he caught a couple 4" or 5" rainbows. I know they don't stock them that small.Eyegouger said:There are alot of great beautiful spots to fish. Like Rock Creek on the Kankakee for instance.. And I have seen trout in that stream. I know there have got to be mor streams in the northern part of this state that would hold trout. Man when will Illinois wake up!!!!!
I believe that there are areas on Rock Creek that may stay cold enough for the entire year. However, from from talking to the IDNR fish biologist I doubt that Rock Creek is capable of supporting a year round trout population. Rock Creek does have a nice population of smallmouth bass and rock bass and catching these in the beautiful surrondings of Rock creek makes for a wonderful experience.[
Rock Creek seems to be a place where trout can reproduce. I was fishing with my dad in late fall and he caught a couple 4" or 5" rainbows. I know they don't stock them that small.