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Annual Fountain Creek fish count underway

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 00:47:00-04

FOUNTAIN CREEK — The annual fish count is underway in the Fountain Creek Watershed.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the US Geological Survey are looking to see how many fish are present and what kinds.

Biologists are starting in Palmer Lake and working their way down to Pueblo. Initial reports say the fish populations are at good levels.

"We're actually getting some brown trout. We'll get some rainbows in here once in awhile. We'll get some stone rollers, some suckers. We'll catch some sun fish, different chubs and different minnow species as well," said Paul Foutz with CPW.

To get the counts, the fish are stunned with a weak electrical current, logged, measured, and released.

CPW said the survey should take the rest of the week.