That is from the colorado fishing regulations it claims goldfish as a minnow thus it should be legal to use as bait. I use to use them for bass bait, free line them hook them threw the bottom lip up and out the top lip cast them and leave the bail open and they swim around. You can tell when a fish/bass takes them as the line shoots out the end of the pole simply close the bail and set the hook. I have stopped using goldfish as bait because they can cause more harm then good and I did not know this at the time that I used them. They arn't just minnows like a few states classify them as. They are know carriers of lots of diseases the most common one being an ulcer disease. I dont know much about the spread of disease in fish and waterways but I would rather not risk it if you know what I mean.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.
Goldfish are indeed in the minnow family, the same as carp. They are gold when they're little, but big, old ones turn a very deep brick red. I have caught some 20 pounders out of Lake Erie.ePiC said:That is from the colorado fishing regulations it claims goldfish as a minnow thus it should be legal to use as bait.