Fished the sand hole in Rockton. Caught 3 shorts. 2 sauger and 1 walleye
Rock River, Winnebago County
I agree with eyelooking. It would help keep a group of people (that I've been watching for a few years) try to single handedly clean every flathead out of the river system. As far as exact limits go I'll leave that up to the people that take surveys but, the fish are not as abundant as they once were I can tell you that. Now, if there were only enough DNR officers to actually enforce a limit..... I haven't seen an officer in almost 2 years and I frequent all manner of Illinois waters 3 times per week year round.
Fisherman might want to look into a bill that was sponsored by Tony McCombie in the Illinois House. HB 4585 sets a limit of six channel catfish per day on the Rock River from the Wisconsin line to the Mississippi River. Also restricts any catfish over 30" from being kept. Allows one flathead per day with none over 35". Being pushed by local fishing guides. While I might support a limit, 6 per day is ridiculously low.
For those of u who like to fish the rocks behind comed that will no longer be an option .went down there yesterday and was told by new property owner who owns from Harrison to the dead-end is trespassing and will be putting in a fence across that foot path.do to late night partying and dumping of tires etc. Thanks again scumbags!