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Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by George walker, Aug 4, 2006.
can you use cut up blue gills for bait in Illinois ???
You can't cut up any fish that has a length limit on the body of water that you are fishing on.
thanks for the info brother
Bleugills don't have a length limit... So yes you can use them for bait...
IL has some lakes with bluegill length limits.
2005 ILLINOIS FISHING INFORMATION
[/COLOR]BLUEGILL AS BAITThere 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
Wasn't ever positive that it was legal, but I know a few cut bluegills that have caught fish for me. :big_smile:
Bloomington and evergreen is 8"
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: .