Post By: _CJ Posted: 5/13/2012 11:11:08 AM Points: 134
Took the dog for a walk today over at prospect lake and came across three dead fish along the shoreline about 100 yards apart. Looked like giant goldfish, about eight inches long and super fat.
What do you guys think? Somebody release these into the lake and they were unable to survive? Is there a population of them in the lake that people are throwing back, but they're washing up on shore dead?
Reply by: moosegoose Posted: 5/13/2012 11:23:54 AM Points: 1846
Yep, they are in multiple ponds in Colorado Springs. I know that Pikeview has them as well. As for a population of them, nothing in huge numbers. Probably the result of someone not knowing better and just throwing them in there instead of finding another tank or backyard pond.
Reply by: whiteboyrick Posted: 5/13/2012 11:44:20 AM Points: 132
Yeah they were illegally transported in those lakes. what the people didn't understand is that little gold fish can and will mate with common carp and become those hybrids you now see. All those fish you see that are up on the bank are most likely people catching them or accidentally snagging them and then tossing them on the side of the bank to die because I was told that's what Dow says cause they harm those lakes and are not supposed to be in the lake. And they are in really large numbers. They spawned before this cold front came in and you can see visually multiple of really really large groups of them 5 ft off the bank.they range from orange, gold, to brown. At night from late spring to late summer just stand out at disk and watch over by the inlet and you'll see thousands just and hit flies and its pretty cool cause they're so color full. But I have caught and snagged a lot of them out of there as well as other people, I just can't bring myself to throwing them in the trash like I see a lot of people doing.