Glad to see your daughter had a great day of fishing! The urban lakes do have some regulations regarding the White Amurs, in that they must be at least 30 inches in order to keep. Fortunately this is a common carp (Cyprinus carpio) which differs from the Amur by having a long dorsal fin going down its back, and a set of barbels on the mouth. There is no bag or size limit on common carp in the program waters, but only one Amur over 30 inches can be taken per day. The Amurs are important for algal control in our lake systems, and its important to know how to tell the two fish apart.
All in all thats a nice catch for her first trip to Silverbell! I hope there are many more repeat trips to come!
Join Date: 02.09.2009 Comments: 5
Just wanted to add that after the pics we released it back into the lake so others can have the same excitement my daughter had landing it. We dont keep carp or white amur because I dont eat those species of fish.