Snagging season

Discussion in 'ILLINOIS RIVERS TALK' started by Bad_fisherman21, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Bad_fisherman21

    Bad_fisherman21 New Member

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    199
    State:
    illinois
    Well i was wondering if snagging seasons up soon and if theres any good snagging to do in kaskaskia river. Ive snagged some freekin ginormous carps with rattle traps and while pulling in my poles to rebait and whatnot. Ive never seen a spoonbill/paddlefish. and also are they any good to eat?:eek:oooh:
     
  2. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    1,680
    State:
    Belleville
    SNAGGING
    Anglers are permitted only one pole and line
    device to which can be attached no more
    than two hooks.
    Species of Fish and Snagging Catch Limit
    (1) Only the following species of fish (excluding
    endangered and threatened species) and
    catch limit may be taken by snagging:
    —Asian Carp (no live possession) - no
    catch limit,
    — Carp - no catch limit,
    — Buffalo - no catch limit,
    — Freshwater Drum - no catch limit,
    — Salmon (coho & chinook only) - 5 daily,
    of which not more than 3 may be of the
    same fish species,
    — Paddlefish - 2 per day,
    — Bowfin - no catch limit,
    — Gizzard shad - no catch limit,
    — Carpsuckers - no catch limit,
    — Longnose gar - no catch limit,
    — Shortnose gar - no catch limit, and
    — Suckers - no catch limit.
    (2) No sorting of snagged salmon and paddlefish
    is permitted, except for paddlefish taken
    from the Mississippi River between Illinois and
    Missouri where sorting is permitted. Every
    salmon 10 inches in total length or longer and
    paddlefish snagged must be taken into immediate
    possession and included in the daily catch
    limit. Once the daily limit of salmon or paddlefish
    has been reached, snagging must cease.
    Waters Open to Snagging and Snagging
    Season
    (1) Snagging for fish is permitted from
    September 15 through December 15 and from
    March 15 through May 15 within a 300 yard
    downstream limit below all locks and dams of
    the Illinois River, except for the area below
    the Peoria Lock and Dam where snagging is
    permitted year round.
    (2) Snagging for fish is permitted from
    September 15 through December 15 and from
    March 15 through May 15 within a 300 yard
    downstream limit below all locks and dams of
    the Mississippi RIver between Illinois and the
    Missouri, except for the Chain of Rocks low
    water dam at Chouteau Island – Madison
    County, also known as Dam 27 at the Chain
    of Rocks – Madison County. Snagging is permitted
    from January 1 through April 15 within
    a 500 yard downstream limit below locks and
    dams on the Mississippi River between Illinois
    and Iowa, except the tailwaters of Lock and
    Dam 12 and 13 are closed to all fishing from
    December 1 through March 15.
    (3) Snagging for fish is permitted year-round
    within a 100 yard limit upstream or downstream
    of the dam at Horseshoe Lake in
    Alexander County.
    (4) Snagging for chinook and coho salmon
    only is permitted from the following Lake
    Michigan shoreline areas from October 1
    through December 31; however, no snagging
    is allowed at any time within 200 feet of a
    moored watercraft or as posted:
    — Lincoln Park Lagoon from the Fullerton
    Avenue Bridge to the southern end of
    the Lagoon,
    — Waukegan Harbor (in North Harbor
    basin only),
    — Winnetka Power Plant discharge area,
    — Jackson Harbor (Inner and Outer
    Harbors)
    Disposition of Snagged Salmon and Paddlefish
    All snagged salmon and paddlefish must be
    removed from the area from which they are
    taken and disposed of properly, in accordance
    with Article 5, Section 5-5 of the Fish and
    Aquatic Life Code.


    C/Ped from the Regs
     

  3. skeezaveli

    skeezaveli New Member

    Messages:
    150
    State:
    illinois
    dude, i didn't know you couldn't snag a catfish....not that i've ever snagged....would love to....just don't know how to do it....but i been around a helluvalotta guys who talk about snagging spooneys and buffalo...but to be honest, i don't think i'd even know the difference between a buffalo and an asian...never fished for a carp in my life...my buddy caught one once...threw it back...lol...

    i think i may go out and try it below the ol' 26 which is about 5 minutes from my house...