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there is a place on South santa Fe discount fishing they have 24 hour live bait there.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Thanks for the info on goldfish. I don't know anything about fish diseases, except disease in fish hatcheries where fish are crammed in pens too closely, carry some sort of skin disease, that gets passed to other fish that are just swimming past the hatchery. Saw that on TV one night. I have never used gold fish myself so was just wondering.
 

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I never fished the south platte by the ponds on 88th but knew a guy who did when I was younger. I was also told once by a ranger at barr lake that you could fish it and it has trout. The only trout I could think of are "brown trout" and not the german ones. Maybe some red and white mice too. But those ponds seem to be doing great. Eveytime I go by, the parking lot is packed.
 

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ePiC said:
That is from the colorado fishing regulations it claims goldfish as a minnow thus it should be legal to use as bait.
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.

Not that I recommend traveling to Lake Erie for goldfish! :)
 

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i found that some pet store can order any size shinner thru their suppliers and if you sweet talk them they might order them for you you just have to take the minimum order that is usualy 1 pound the 3-4 inch shinners go about 300-600 per pound and a pound can usualy be had for round 20 bucks then you have to have a place to keep them

im working on a large tank with filters to keep them and will be investing in some large shinners soon
 

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I was at Huron Bait & Tackle a few days ago and they had some pretty big shiners. Looked like 4 to 6 inches..
 
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