Saw something interesting Saturday at the Chatfield dog pond. They had drained the ponds to about 1-2 feet deep. the South pond looks to be 9-10 feet at full pool. There were a lot of dead fish on the edges of the pool. 8" perch, 10" bass, suckers of all sizes and most surprisingly, 12" walleye (or maybe some kind of hybrid). Also there were still plenty of fish still swimming. You could see their wake as they swam away from movement.
They stopped allowing fishing when the area became an official dog park. I think that was 2010, but could be wrong. So it makes no sense that they would stock it if there was no fishing around. So where do the 12" walleye come from? Is it possible that there are 13 year old walleye naturally spawning?
I considered asking permission to go there with my cast net to salvage some fish, but considering all the dog crap, I decided it would be a bad idea even in the unlikely event they granted permission. Seems like a shameful waste of game fish.