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Something fishy at the lagoon

August 19, 2009

Question:

Cam - what species of fish are in the lagoon?

Cam’s response:

Colorado’s state fish is the greenback cutthroat trout, and as a member of the animal kingdom, I can say with certainty that there are no trout in the lagoon.

Here is the word from Facilities on the fish that are in the lagoon: “There are both ornamental goldfish, and grass carp in the lagoon. The goldfish are present year round, and are reported to be result of generations of people who move on, but not necessarily with their goldfish in tow. The grass carp are warm weather guests, they spend their winters in the VTH pond, and return (with help) in the spring.”

And just FYI … fishing the lagoon is frowned upon. Find a lake or a river to feed your angler habits.

Cam