I would have told that ranger to pay for them and then he could have them, according to the fishing rules guide any water you can use minnows on you can use goldfish since they are minnows.EyeGuy said:"Goldfish are classified as a minnow"..
BE CAREFUL. I was told by a Park Ranger at Pueblo that goldfish were a no-no.
We couldn't get minnows anywhere becaue it was so early, so we bougth soem goldies, and we were made to kill them and dispose of them.
Something about introducing non-native species.
Now if you look at the same regulations:myboysrmyheart said:according to [email protected]
NO FEEDER GOLD FISH ARE NOT LEGAL BAIT FISH
See page 7 of fishing regulations
4. use and collection of bait fish:
(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, whit and longnose suckers, yellow perch, and rianbow 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 regulations, see #5and 6 below for a list of these species.
colorado division of wildlife
So basically she said No they arent legal and Yes they are legal in the email to you.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.