By Jim Eftink
SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) – The 2011 spring trout fishing season begins on Saturday, April 2.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller says, "Our Catchable Trout Program is a perfect example of a program that is completely self sufficient and funded entirely be sportsmen."
The IDNR stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout each spring in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted during the spring season.
The program is made possible through the sale of inland trout stamps to anglers who participate.
Illinois fishing licenses and inland trout stamps are available ad DNR Direct license and permit locations, including many bait shops, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.