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Old 07-10-2016, 08:44 PM
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Default Sheerness cooling pond

So, the other day, the kids were melting down, so we stopped at prairie oasis to let them out for a bit
Anyway, there's a sign that says fishing in the cooling pond is prohibited.
Is there fish in there? And if there is, why is it prohibited? And if there's not, why prohibit fishing?
They should stock something tropical in there. Snakeheads or something.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:31 PM
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water is to warm for fish as well as a lack of oxygen and probably chemicals aswell
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:16 PM
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Carp, carp, and more carp. July of '15 camping there, two young fellas about 10-12 were dropping bare, shiny snell hooks off the dock and slaying carp. Watched them pull about 20 out in 1/2 hour and putting them in a Rubbermaid tub. Then the campground host comes down and makes them release them all back into the water! I was floored! two days later the no fishing sign was put up.

Know what's downstream of sheerness? Ya-Carolside. Last Tuesday was fishing Carolside and came across a dead carp floating. Really made my day.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:25 AM
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Carp, carp, and more carp. July of '15 camping there, two young fellas about 10-12 were dropping bare, shiny snell hooks off the dock and slaying carp. Watched them pull about 20 out in 1/2 hour and putting them in a Rubbermaid tub. Then the campground host comes down and makes them release them all back into the water! I was floored! two days later the no fishing sign was put up.

Know what's downstream of sheerness? Ya-Carolside. Last Tuesday was fishing Carolside and came across a dead carp floating. Really made my day.
Carolside will be plugged full of them soon too.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:15 PM
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Could they be grass carp that were sterilized and put in there to eat algae?
That would explain the fishing prohibition, and the campground host's insistence on putting them back.
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