Is cut bluegill against the law or not in Illinios

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by George walker, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. George walker

    George walker New Member

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    can you use cut up blue gills for bait in Illinois ???
     
  2. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    You can't cut up any fish that has a length limit on the body of water that you are fishing on.
     

  3. George walker

    George walker New Member

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    thanks for the info brother
     
  4. Skunk Master

    Skunk Master New Member

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    Bleugills don't have a length limit... So yes you can use them for bait...
     
  5. joesf

    joesf New Member

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    IL has some lakes with bluegill length limits.
     
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    From the
    2005 ILLINOIS FISHING INFORMATION

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    BLUEGILL AS BAIT​
    There is nothing in the Illinois Fish Code which
    prohibits the use of legally taken bluegill or sunfish
    as bait for another species of fish. The
    bluegill/sunfish must have been taken by a
    properly licensed sport fisherman using legal
    sportfishing devices. You must also observe all
    size and creel limits both where the
    bluegill/sunfish were taken and where they are
    being used as bait. Also, it is illegal to cut up
    or dress or be in possession of cut up or
    dressed fish on any body of water where there
    is a size limit for that particular species of fish​
     
  7. Remi

    Remi New Member

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    Wasn't ever positive that it was legal, but I know a few cut bluegills that have caught fish for me. :big_smile:
     
  8. BigGreen

    BigGreen New Member

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    Bloomington and evergreen is 8"
     
  9. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    in lamens terms.

    if where you catch them and where ya use them neither has any limits on bluegill your good to go with any length.

    if the water your taking from has a 6" limit you cannot take one under 6" from there to use as bait. but over is ok. and the place you use them if they have a limit of 6" you cant use one under 6" not cut it.

    like bloomington. if they have a 8" limit. if you went to a creek and caught bluegill and took them to bloomington to use. you can only use 8" or bigger. and since there is a size limit you CANNOT cut them up.

    its best to use them at lakes rivers without limits. safer:wink: .