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Lake: Banner Lakes SWA

Fish Kill

Post By: TooSmall2Keep      Posted: 3/5/2016 3:04:16 PM     Points: 101    
Fished the two ponds closest to 52 on the south side of the highway. There were hundreds of dead crappie pike and carp on the shore of the pond closest to the parking lot. Does anybody know the cause? It seems the fish kill was isolated to only the one pond. I hate to see so many quality fish going to waste.

 Reply by: ronco      Posted: 3/5/2016 3:18:20 PM     Points: 83    
I'm sure it's winter kill. Did you contact the CPW officer that lives on the property?
 Reply by: lil hooker      Posted: 3/5/2016 6:22:45 PM     Points: 719    
wheres Lewdogg. im sure he will chime in.
 Reply by: skunkedagain 1      Posted: 3/5/2016 7:49:09 PM     Points: 0    
Your question was answered by ronco. Then for some reason you cussed at him. Goggle winter fish kill, you might learn something.
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 3/5/2016 8:41:37 PM     Points: 6337    
Too Small
If you want to know the answer and the person that would be able to answer the question is on site ask them. They would be more informed than us.
As for you jumping the person that tried to answer your question, that is the quickest way to get no answers form anybody on here. Learn some respect it goes a LONG way on here as well as life.
 Reply by: bottomfeeder      Posted: 3/5/2016 9:05:47 PM     Points: 15    
Did you see any big pike?? That socks that many fish died
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 3/5/2016 9:11:11 PM     Points: 8556    
The CPW officer might have been a good source of education on the cause of the kill but I agree that it is more than likely due to winter kill.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 3/5/2016 9:15:18 PM     Points: 867    
It was winter kill those ponds are shallow lots of dead small pike saw a few big ones crappies bluegills huge carp and bullheads the Dow said it looked like a whole die off
 Reply by: SticFishin      Posted: 3/5/2016 11:46:53 PM     Points: 0    
Ya I was there today, whatever happened this place is done unfortunately...
 Reply by: SticFishin      Posted: 3/5/2016 11:48:59 PM     Points: 0    
More like these last two pics every few feet today.
 Reply by: ColoradoOutdoorsman      Posted: 3/5/2016 11:55:25 PM     Points: 1131    
dam, I counted 8 pike in that one picture. I bet you that smells just like Alaska after the salmon run...
 Reply by: TooSmall2Keep      Posted: 3/6/2016 4:42:20 AM     Points: 101    
Sorry that was my friend that cussed... And yes the whole pond seems dead... The weird thing is there were no dead fish on any of the other ponds we saw
 Reply by: TooSmall2Keep      Posted: 3/6/2016 4:43:50 AM     Points: 101    
Also those pictures did not show all... We saw a 24" pike and a 30lb carp
 Reply by: TSS2015      Posted: 3/6/2016 6:20:41 AM     Points: 75    
Looks like a fish kill to me. if there was snow sitting on top of the ice all winter then those fish did not stand a chance. Ive never been there before but have seen many fish kills from the winter. Classic example here. Anyone know how deep it is?
 Reply by: kittyfisher      Posted: 3/6/2016 7:49:14 AM     Points: 391    
Seems to happen often there.last time was 3 or 4 years ago
 Reply by: poacher7mm      Posted: 3/6/2016 10:07:48 PM     Points: 45    
People complain about keeping fish and this happens? Is this more of a waste or a fisherman taking fish home for dinner?
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 3/6/2016 10:23:28 PM     Points: 66159    
When someone takes a fish home to eat I don't feel that is a waste the fish is eaten and enjoyed, I don't consider that a compete waste of resources. This may seem like a waste but it's just what nature has done, no human is at fault. The nutrients from the fish will be returned to the earth when they decay and be recycled, everything will be eventually even us. Don't despair that's just life.
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 3/7/2016 10:25:26 AM     Points: 3940    
This pond dies out every few years. Kind of dissapointing. None of the ponds are any deeper than 7 or 8 ft at full pool. So all y'all went and seen it but i didnt get one conditions report.
 Reply by: ronco      Posted: 3/9/2016 7:31:20 AM     Points: 83    
Crickets LOL.
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: 3/9/2016 7:41:21 AM     Points: 1837    
That sucks....
 Reply by: southcat king      Posted: 3/9/2016 8:16:03 AM     Points: 30    
does anyone know where I can catch pike pike not in the hills? I don't think my 88 Honda will make it up in the mountains very far. if anyone has advice email me so as not to hotspot joshualampp@yahoo.com
 Reply by: pikeNcolorado      Posted: 3/9/2016 9:56:52 AM     Points: 17676    
Here ya go Lew..... (I'm seriously going to make this up when I haven't been there in a year.)

Lake Update: North side of 52, Open water. Ponds are stained with green tint and dead fish everywhere. Place smells. No signs of life. Lot's of trash on the ground.
South side, ponds are low and all have open water. Some are stained more then others with some moss making an appearance in the shallows. Wind picked up in the afternoon making fishing difficult.
Didn't see a single snake this time.

That was all in fun. Do not submit it. But it's probably close. HAHAHAHAHA
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 3/9/2016 10:17:03 AM     Points: 3940    
Ha thanks piken. The only problem with that report is the water on the north ponds is good and clear for there and the fish kill only happened in one pond to the south. Thanks though.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 3/9/2016 4:25:47 PM     Points: 0    
@ South Cat King

Yes, if you can drive to longmont go to St. Vrain state park. Pike is stocked in Pelican pond and they let you keep unlimited amount of pike there so you should be good with your Honda going there.
 Reply by: ronco      Posted: 3/9/2016 6:30:28 PM     Points: 83    
Well there goes that spot, some people will never learn SMH.
 Reply by: Ziriux      Posted: 3/9/2016 7:19:05 PM     Points: 0    
@ Ronco,

Stop it. :p

St. Vrain sucks, small ponds that can't even handle the amount of families that go there and not because I posted anything here, it's a very public spot next to a highway, people coming down the highway stop there for fishing on the weekend. There's fish in there just not big enough to have spread room. They stock fish to be taken.

I won't post about a special lake with good fish no worries there.

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