Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

We are fishermen – not the same as fish experts

Bowfin, like this one caught in a northern Illinois lake last summer, are among the fish that some anglers love and some anglers hate. Love or hate, Sarley points out the fact that it’s not up to fishermen to attempt to manage fish species. (Photo provided)

I am sure that everyone is aware that legally you can only use fish for bait that are caught in the same body of water where you are fishing. That goes for panfish and game fish – and for seined minnows, too. The intent of the rule is to prevent the spread of invasive species.
For example, flathead catfish love to dine on bluegills. Although you can use bluegills for flathead bait, the bluegills have to be caught from the same body of water that you will be”flatheading.”

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