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Green Lake in Calumet City among lakes to be stocked with Rainbow Trout for fishing season

Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County prepares for Spring 2024 trout fishing season

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (April 5, 2024) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County has announced the 2024 spring inland trout fishing season, opening on Saturday, April 6, at Axehead Lake and Belleau Lake in Park Ridge, Sag Quarry East in Lemont, Horsetail Lake in Palos Park, and Green Lake in Calumet City.

The Forest Preserves is stocking approximately 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout at Sag Quarry East; 1,500 pounds at Axehead Lake; and 1,500 pounds at Belleau Lake; while the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is stocking 700 pounds at Green Lake; and 600 pounds at Horsetail Lake. These are catchable sized rainbow trout, in the 0.5–1 pound size range.

The Forest Preserves’ trout lakes were closed to all fishing from Monday, April 1, until sunrise on Saturday, April 6. The lake closings allowed the trout to disperse throughout the lakes prior to opening.

Once the season opens, there is a five trout per day creel limit with no size restrictions. No more than two lines per person with no more than two hooks per line may be used.

A valid Illinois sport fishing license with an Inland Trout Stamp is required for anglers 16 years of age and older. An Illinois sport fishing license is not required for Illinois residents who are disabled and have a State of Illinois disabled I.D. card showing a Class 2 or 2A disability or a Veterans Disability Card, and Illinois residents who are on active military duty and are home on leave.

For a list of all lakes and waters open to public fishing within the Forest Preserves of Cook County, visit, and download the Fishing Guide. The guide includes maps that show location and depth of each lake, as well as main fish species.

The public can contact the Forest Preserves’ Fisheries Section at 708-403-6951 for further information.

The Green Lake entrance is located on Torrence Avenue, north of 159th Street/River Oaks Drive.

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