Where I was at the other day, there were No Goldfish anywhere to be seen!
When I fish a stream and see a Goldfish, I end my fishing there and Move on! I hate them things, all they are is a Giant Beacon to "FISH HERE" and everybody and their Brother, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin and Dead Grand Pappy end up Huddled around a tiny hole bouncing everything under the sun at the Goldfish!
Don't know where it is, but I was at my Buddy's farm this afternoon, a Guy came in that was fishing Manada earlier this morning and said he was fishing for 3 hours at 1 hole after a Goldfish and it would not bite!
Completely NUTS to stand for 3 hours to catch a trash Goldfish, they have no taste to them (I'm not the only 1 who feels that way) and are Basically a "SHOW Fish" for those who have no clue how to walk a creek and fish it for the Rainbows, Browns and Brookies that are hidden due to their lack of GOLD Skin Pigment and do not stand out like a Blazing Mid August Sun, a Goldfish is basically a Sign for those who do not know how to fish a creek and the sign reads "FISH HERE, SEE the GOLDFISH, THERE IS FISH HERE, BEST PLACE TO FISH"!
Those Goldfish do make Great Bait for Coons in Trapping season, About all they are worth when they are caught!