Laws and Collecting in Illinois?

Discussion in 'Native Fish' started by JButkus, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. JButkus

    JButkus New Member

    I'll be moving back to Illinois this month (may the fish gods have mercy on my fish and tanks).

    I have a dip net and a small seine I am hoping to use in order to catch some colorful native species of shiners and darters with my Illinois fishing licence. Does anyone have experience doing so in Illinois? From my understanding, you can collect any fish on the approved aquatic species list as long as you aren't attempting to aquaculture the collected fish for resale and have a standard Illinois fishing licence.

    Here's the PDF file of approved species
  2. terry

    terry Member

    BTDarter specializes in a lot of native fish he is in the Milwaukee Aquarium Society group.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017

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