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Someone Keeps Illegally Stocking This Durango Reservoir With Northern Pike
10/25/2018
Credit:
Mike Lamp, Colorado Public Radio
Sitting just 15 miles southeast of Durango and framed by the La Plata Mountains, the Pastorius Reservoir is a scenic and popular fishing spot on the Western Slope.

But underneath the surface of the 80-acre body of water lay some unwelcome visitors: a fish called the northern pike.

The fish didn't make it to Pastorius on their own: they were aided and abetted by someone or someones who have illegally stocked the reservoir. Three times, in fact.

"Iím sure that it is a handful of people. I would bet you that 99 plus percent of our anglers are people who would never consider doing something like this," Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist Harry Crockett said. "But a small minority can cause a lot of damage for us."


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON THE CPR WEBSITE:
https://www.cpr.org/news/story/someone-keeps-illegally-stocking-this-durango-reservoir-with-northern-pike