The following regulations of importance to fisherman are excerpted from Village of Lindenhurst Ordinances:

Chapter 95: PARKS, BEACHES AND LAKES

 

LAKE REGULATIONS

95.50 APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS.

     The following regulations shall apply only to lakes located entirely within the corporate limits of the Village, except 95.56 which shall also apply to all property within the Village wherever located.

(Ord. 93-3-839, passed 3-8-93)

95.51 USE OF LAKES -BOAT LAUNCHING.

     (A) Use of lakes shall be restricted to Village residents and their invited guests in accordance with these regulations. For purposes of this Chapter, the term "guests" shall not include a group of individuals who are members of a club or organization invited to use the lakes by a Village resident.

     (B) No person, firm or corporation shall launch a boat onto a lake within the Village from any vehicle or trailer except as provided herein. Boats which are not equipped with any type of gasoline or electric-powered motor may be launched at the Lake Linden boat launch. However. Village-owned boats or Village-authorized maintenance boats however powered may be launched on any lake within the Village.

(Ord. 94-6-874, passed 6-13-94; Am. Ord. 96-3-973, passed 3-11-96)

95.54 WATERCRAFT .

     The term "watercraft" includes any type of boat capable of transporting people including catamarans. sailboats. paddleboats. rowboats or canoes. No person shall operate or be transported in a watercraft on a lake within the Village except if the following conditions are met.

     (A) The watercraft must have affixed to its bow a current Village of Lindenhurst watercraft sticker as well as a current State of Illinois Department of Conservation sticker (if applicable). Village of Lindenhurst watercraft stickers will be available at the Village Hall for Village residents. Guest stickers valid for a 3-day period may be applied for at the Village Hall by Village residents.

     (B) The watercraft cannot be equipped with any type of gasoline or electric-powered motor except as provided herein. Electric-powered motors 12 volt and under are allowed on all lakes within the Village. Village-owned boats and Village-authorized maintenance boats however powered are allowed on all lakes within the Village.

    (C) The watercraft immediately after leaving its dock or point of access to the lake must be operated in excess of 25 feet from any shoreline. beach area or roped-off swimming area.

     (D) No watercraft shall be operated within 25 feet of any swimmer.

(Ord. 93-3-839, passed 3-8-93; Am. Ord. 96-3-973, passed 3-11-96; Am. Ord. 96-3-974, passed 3-25-96)

95.58 FISHING.

        (A) No person. firm corporation shall fish on any lake within the Village except as allowed within this Chapter.

     (B) Fishing on lakes within the Village is restricted as follows:

          (1) Lake Linden. Fishing is allowed. but largemouth bass may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught.

Tiger and Spotted Muskies must also be released.

          (2) Lake Potomac. Fishing is allowed, but largemouth bass may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught.

Tiger and Spotted Muskies must also be released.

          (3) Spring Ledge Lake. Fishing is allowed, but largemouth bass may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught.

Tiger and Spotted Muskies must also be released.

          (4) Lake Waterford. Fishing is allowed, but largemouth bass may not be permanently removed and must immediately be released back into the lake if caught.

Tiger and Spotted Muskies must also be released.

     (C) No live bait fish are allowed to be used while fishing on any lake within this Village.

          (D) No fish shall be transferred from any source into any lake in the village except as authorized and approved by the village board.

(Ord. 94-7-885, passed 7-25-1994; Am. Ord. 95-5-927, passed 5-22-1995; Am. Ord. 96-3-974, passed 3-25-1996; Am. Ord. 96-12-1004, passed 12-9-1996; Am. Ord. 98-11-1109, passed 11-23-1998; Am. Ord. 99-11-1160, passed 11-22-1999; Am. Ord. 00-7-1190, passed 7-10-2000)