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here is what i found out of the DOW fishing guid book

MINNOW: Members of families of fish classified Cyprinidae (carp, chub, dace, goldfish, minnow,
shiner, stoneroller and tench) Cyprinodontidae (killifish, topminnow) and Clupeidae (gizzard shad)
except those designated as nongame, threatened or endangered.

and here is what they say about using minnows

(b) The only fish species that can be taken and/or used for consumption or personal use as bait (alive or dead) by seining, netting, trapping or dipping are minnows (except in ?c? below), bluegill, hybrid bluegill, carp, sunfish, gizzard shad, sculpin, white and longnose suckers, yellow perch and rainbow smelt. Statewide bag limits apply to sunfish, bluegill, hybrid bluegill and yellow perch. It is illegal to take, possess or harvest for private or commercial use as bait threatened or endangered species or species listed as nongame in wildlife regulations. See #5 and 6 below for a list of these species.

(c) The only species that can be taken for commercial use are: minnows (except those listed as threatened, endangered or prohibited); gizzard shad, white and longnose suckers (except those listed as threatened, endangered or prohibited); and carp (except those listed as threatened, endangered or prohibited).
See ?Nongame Species.?
 

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i forgot, these are the prohibited species.

7. PROHIBITED SPECIES: The following species or their viable eggs are detrimental to other fish and their habitat in Colorado. Unless authorized in writing by DOW for controlled and experimental purposes only, it is illegal to export, import, transport, stock, sell, acquire and possess for release any of
these species: piranha; trahira; gar (all species); snakeheads or murrels; sticklebacks; walking catfish; tilapia; bighead carp; bowfins; silver carp; Indian carp, rudd, zebra mussels, quagga mussels, New Zealand mudsnail.
 

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I remember the post but not the details. I was looking for it, but gave up after about 10 pages (out of the 23) so just decided to post again. Plus with lots more members, there could be more info.

Thanks all for the input, i am gonna give it a try. I'll let you know how it works.
 

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yeah i can see where he is comming from.  After thinking about it hard and for a long time, i think i will just get regular minnows so i dont have to worry about it.  But, i wonder why they classify goldfish as minows.  And every lake surley cant hold fat heads, chubs, shinners ....  Couldnt someone potentially intorduce a non-native minnow on accident?
 
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