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515 ILCS 5/15-20

    (515 ILCS 5/15-20) (from Ch. 56, par. 15-20)
    Sec. 15-20. Commercial fish species designated by the Department; method of taking. Bloater chubs, smelt, and yellow perch may be taken in Lake Michigan with gill nets or dip nets but no other net shall be used for taking these fish in Lake Michigan. All trout, including lake trout, salmon, and lake whitefish may not be taken by commercial fishing devices, including gill or pound nets. Any incidental catch of trout, including lake trout, salmon, and lake whitefish taken in legal sized gill or pound nets must be returned immediately to the water. The methods of taking are subject to modification by administrative rule based upon lake-wide scientific assessment data or fishery management need.
(Source: P.A. 100-168, eff. 1-1-18.)