Western Colorado welcomes new fish breed

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Western Colorado will soon see a new fish in the water.

Students from Limon High School have raised a stock of 150 Tiger Muskie that were released into the lake at Harvey Gap State Park.

The odds are in their favor-- each fish is about 20 inches in length, giving them a better chance of survival against the Norther Pike.

"This is an evaluation. We want to see if these fish are going to survive in the western Colorado reservoir. So we ask for the public's help and support in the evaluation. Hopefully it will be a success, and we'll continue to bring more Tiger Muskie to western Colorado and give anglers that opportunity," said Mike Porras of Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Officials say it's important to note that spear and bow fishing will be prohibited to protect the Tiger Muskie.

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