Then and Now, catfish regulations in Illinois (article) - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2016, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
shawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: nw suburbs
Posts: 397
Default Then and Now, catfish regulations in Illinois (article)

Thought I would share this, an interesting look back at a piece I wrote for the Procats eMag (for anyone who remembers that chapter...) when we were first pushing for some kind of statewide protection for trophy catfish.

http://misadventuresincatfishing.blo...ations-in.html

It should be noted that CLF was one of my hangouts when I first got interesting in trying to catch bigger catfish and flatheads specifically. I got some great help from a number of people here, including Vince D., Kay, SKeithR (rip), Catman, and so many others. When I started the petition about trophy catfish management, many of the people that signed were CLF members.

Ultimately, lobbying raised some awareness that anglers were concerned. What really pushed the cart over the hill was getting more organized and documenting trip reports. Providing data regarding the hours fish, flatheads caught and released...that's what paved the way for ILDNR to do the sampling studies which provided the case to implement limits on flathead catfish harvest on the Fox river.

Prior to 2008, I don't think the DNR really had a feel for the size of the flathead population on the Fox. Given the Fox is one of the more heavily fished streams in the state, that's pretty scary, really.
shawn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Illinois Bowfishing article. Ejoe Bowfishing 2 11-02-2005 08:13 PM
Nice Catfish article on Busse in Illinois Game & Fish JDSPINNERS General Outdoors Discussion 6 03-18-2004 10:46 PM
Good article about the Illinois bluegill study OZ General Outdoors Discussion 4 05-16-2003 02:26 PM
Illinois Bass Regulations Mike Clifford Lake Michigan Bass Fishing 4 01-19-2003 08:49 PM
Catfish IN November? - Article on winter catfish on IL River Tim Scott General Outdoors Discussion 0 12-30-2002 11:45 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.