According to the 2008 Illinois Fishing Information Guide
3. Statewide limits by fish types:
(a) Channel Catfish
There are no daily creel or size limits
except in those waters listed under Site
Braidwood does not have a site specific
regulation for Channel Catfish
If your talikng about Braidwood cooling lake? Then yes that place is full of Cats but in my opinion I would not try to eat one of those because I guess in that heated water all the time, the meat is yellowish looking and the texture is not the same.
No limit on cats in Braidwood or LaSalle. Last year I caught a bunch of small catfish from LaSalle. Most were real clean looking, while a few looked more dead than alive when I brought them in.......very dark and Calista Flockhart thin.