84 Lakes in Washington County closed


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - 84 Lakes is a favorite of fisherman in Washington County, but it has been closed by the Fish and Boat Commission.
“It's a real nice place and nice sport.  The commission thinks there are problems, so they have to do their job,” said fisherman William Bell.
Channel 11 has learned the commission shut down the lake after investigating alleged violations by the company that runs it.
According to 84 Lakes’ Facebook page, the commission found a restricted fish that could harm the environment.
Fishermen believe the fish is an Asian carp, which is illegal in the United States.
According to the commission, Asian carps can grow to be 100 pounds and 5 feet in length.  They are a threat to the ecosystem and capable of eating up to 20 percent of their body weight a day.

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