We inspect every fish any marks and they go back no matter where my hook was. I asked a DNR officer one night about bow fishing for them which he said was legal as is spearing them. I pointed out a fish floating past us as we talked and asked if it was legal to spear or bow fish for and he said yes. one of these nights I might just bring a light and a spear or setup up my old bow for fishing. Somehow does not seem very sporting though. I am allways amazed at the number of guys that limit out every night while I am lucky to get more than a couple legal fish. I think the best night we have ever had was close to a dozen fish for 6 guys and close to 6 hours of fishing all of them were legal fish and I have no idea how many we tossed back but well over a hundred. Everyone seems to have a different version of legal mine are legal if the hook is in the mouth and it is not full of snag marks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!