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Is it legal to go bow fishing and spearfishing in Illinois and is it legal to do that in flooded ditches that have grass carp in them?


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Illinois has many lakes that you can bowfish in and has a few that you can spearfish in. Get a fishing digest and read the site specific information on each lake to find out which ones allow it. As for flooded ditches I think that you can, but you may want to call a game warden to find out for sure.