Free Fishing - Illinois

(e) Each year the Director may designate a period, not to exceed 4 days in duration, when sport fishermen may fish waters wholly or in part within the jurisdiction of the State, including that part of Lake Michigan under the jurisdiction of the State, and not be required to obtain the license or stamp required by subsection (a) of this Section, Section 20-10 [515 ILCS 5/20-10] or subsection (a) of Section 20-55 [515 ILCS 5/20-55]. The term of any such period shall be established by administrative rule. This subsection shall not apply to commercial fishing.

Citation:  515 ILCS 5/20-5