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Trout Season Celebration!

Event information

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve


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Three people standing on a fishing dock overlooking a pond. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

It’s Hidden Lakes’ spring trout season! To celebrate, we are opening the gates for fishing at 6 a.m. Find your perfect spot along the two stocked lakes. We will have a fire going to warm up in preparation for reeling in the big one! Head to the Tackle Box bait shop for a commemorative mug (supplies limited), and your first fill is on us — hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Top off the morning with a complementary doughnut as well to keep you fueled to fish.

Event requirements

No registration required.

All rules and regulations apply, including possessing a fishing license and trout stamp. Licenses and trout stamps can be purchased at bait shop.

Hidden Lakes Trout Farm has paved accessible trails leaving from the parking lot. The shoreline fishing area is on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.