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From what I could find,using corn to fish is perfectly legalin all provinces and states (except Rhode Island). You can use corn to fish as long as it鈥檚 on a hook but there are more strict rules about dumping large amounts of corn in the water (known as chumming). Some states such as California and Colorado don鈥檛 allow you to chum using corn.

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  • Is it legal to use corn as bait for fishing?

  • It is perfectly legal in most states to use a hook baited with corn at locations where bait is allowed. However, while the majority of states allow corn as bait, it is not always legal to attract fish by chumming with corn. Every state has laws that regulate the type of bait allowed and the locations where some baits are prohibited.

  • Is corn harmful to fish?

  • 鈥淪tudies have shown that it has no harmful effects on fish or their digestive processes.鈥?Keep in mind though, fishing with corn should not be used for catch and release fishing. Trout and other fish easily swallow a hook baited with corn and trying to remove a hook from its gut will likely cause the fish to die.

  • Can you use corn as fishing bait in Rhode Island?

  • As you can see, Rhode Island is the lone state where it remains illegal to use corn as bait on a hook. The most common misconception we hear is that corn is harmful to fish and can damage their digestive tract.

  • What kind of fish can you catch with corn?

  • The most popular fish to use corn for are trout or panfish like crappie, perch and bluegill. The setup is simple. Use either a sliding sinker rig if you are fishing for trout from shore or a hook suspended below a bobber for shallow water panfish.