Not a problem here. There are no creel or size limits for most areas. There are several areas in the state where limitations are imposed, but even that has no size limit, 30 per day and no possession limit. They can be used as bait either whole, cut, live or dead as long as they were caught on a hook & line. No throw nets. Most places encourage all sunfish to be taken when caught as their are just too many of them and other fish suffer because of the sheer numbers.