DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — Fall trout season has been canceled by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. The district, which typically stocks three lakes with trout each fall, will not be stocking the lakes due to the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic.
The three lakes that are usually stocked are Silver Lake atForest Preserve, Pickerel Lake at , and Grove Lake at . The fall trout opener had been set for Oct. 17.
“Due to concerns about appropriate social distancing related to parking, fishing and general preserve use, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has decided to cancel the fall trout opener at our three forest preserve trout lakes," DuPage County Forest Preserve District Community Relations Director Tony Martinez said in a news release announcing the cancellation.
Those who fish can still cast out for "popular sports species" at any of the DuPage County Forest Preserve's lakes, the news release said, but must follow applicable rules and regulations.