Someone Keeps Illegally Stocking This Durango Reservoir With Northern Pike
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."
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