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2019 Fishing Season Opening Day at the Dixon Refuge

  • Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (map)

The fishing season at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes in 2019 will run from Wednesday, May 15, through Monday, September 2. A Wetlands Initiative fishing permit is required in addition to a State of Illinois Sport Fishing License. Permit applications will be available at the kiosk by the boat launch starting on May 15.

For more information on permits and rules, click here.