Could anyone up there in Springfield contact the dnr and find out the specifics on using goldfish in IL if you could. House Bill 1181 was not all that specific on the goldfisn as it was identified as not being a minnow basically. This happened back in 2005 as I hope new regulations have been passed for the goldfish. We really need to know about this for not only IL but for the other states that many of us travel and fish in. Thanks for the help.. Vince TeamWhiskers..