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  1. Article number 1 - New Catch and Release Fly Fishing Program-October 4, 2014
  2. Article number 2 - New Catch and Release Fly Fishing Program-October 4, 2014
  3. Article number 3 - 30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois Holds 5 Spots in The Top 100 Family Fishing Spots
  5. Article number 5 - Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
  •  New Catch and Release Fly Fishing Program-October 4, 2014

    The new Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Program began Saturday Oct 4, 2014. Six sites were stocked: 1. IL Department of Transportation Lake in Springfield, 2. Gridley Lake at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 3. Horton Lake at Navoo State Park, 4. Siloam Springs State Park, 5. Apple Canyon State park, and 6. White Pines State Park.
  •  New Catch and Release Fly Fishing Program-October 4, 2014

    The new Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Program began Saturday Oct 4, 2014. Six sites were stocked: 1. IL Department of Transportation Lake in Springfield, 2. Gridley Lake at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 3. Horton Lake at Navoo State Park, 4. Siloam Springs State Park, 5. Apple Canyon State park, and 6. White Pines State Park.
  •  30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways30,000 Channel Catfish Stocked in Chicago Area Waterways

    The IDNR, in cooperation with the Friends of the Chicago River, stocked 30,000 channel catfish into the Chicago Area Waterways. The release is part of a restoration project to increase the population of catfish in the Chicago River and the Little Calumet River, where 10,000 and 20,000 catfish were release respectively on June 11. "Now that we have better water quality, this project is going to bring back a spawning habitat, and we think they're going to thrive here and take hold," said Marc Miller, Director of the IDNR
  •  Illinois Holds 5 Spots in The Top 100 Family Fishing SpotsIllinois Holds 5 Spots in The Top 100 Family Fishing Spots

    Illinois has 5 spots in the newly released Top 100 Family Fishing Spots named by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF)! Anglers across the nation voted on the top spots, and these five Illinois' list were selected in the top 100 &mdash Starved Rock State Park (#12 on the list!), Fox Chain O' Lakes, North Point Marina on Lake Michigan, Johnson Sauk Trail and Monee Reservoir. The RBFF Take Me Fishing campaign initiated the nationwide vote to provide families and outdoor enthusiasts with a recommended list of the best family–friendly places to experience the joys of boating and fishing.
  •  Stop the Spread of Invasive SpeciesStop the Spread of Invasive Species

    Remove, Drain, Dry: As the boats come out of storage, we'd like to remind you to be aware of invasive species that pose a threat to our lands and waterways. To fight the spread of aquatic invaders, the IDNR is asking residents to "be a hero transport zero." The best way to stop the spread of invasive species is to remove, drain, and dry your boats after use in any Illinois waterway.