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#11078836 - 09/02/15 12:29 PM When not to eat your catch
kiteman Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 22
I'm sure this question gets asked a lot, but I live in Dallas and most of the ponds and lakes I've fished in seem pretty gross, trash etc. Even the ones that don't look gross are still in very urban areas and I suspect the pollution runoff into those bodies of water must be pretty high. I just don't feel comfortable eating fish from anywhere in the 50 mile range of the city. But, I do see people keeping their fish all over the city...in fact saw some people keeping fish from Bachman lake, which is basically a collection pool for all of Love Field (disgusting!).

The cleanest ponds I fish in are on golf courses, but I'm sure the pesticides and fertilizers golf courses use get into the ponds which probably makes those fish relatively toxic. Just curious on general thoughts about what fish are safe to eat and what aren't.

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#11078882 - 09/02/15 12:51 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
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dont eat too much at once

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#11078954 - 09/02/15 01:29 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
My rule is eat the fish only from drinking water reservoirs, never from urban ponds and rivers, except for put-and-take stockings of trout and channel catfish.
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#11079038 - 09/02/15 02:07 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
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Even though the bait fish population is poor at Joe Pool,
grass is gone,carp invasion etc on the downside.
That water is crystal clear. You can walk out in it from the bank and see every bit of stubble,pebble,
small crawdad,snake etc.

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#11079062 - 09/02/15 02:23 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
PondFish Offline
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Registered: 05/01/14
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You pays your money and you takes your chances.

White Rock is safe now a days.

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#11079267 - 09/02/15 03:52 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1470
Loc: arlington, tx
hope you're that particular with the food you get from the grocery because it ain't any cleaner

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#11079422 - 09/02/15 04:49 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: butch sanders]
roadtrip Offline
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Loc: Terrell/Dallas
Originally Posted By: butch sanders
dont eat too much at once

That's a good rule of thumb under any circumstances.
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#11080296 - 09/03/15 04:31 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
mad mike Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 335
Loc: Granbury Texas USA
I only eat ones that are clean, trimmed and smell nice.
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#11080743 - 09/03/15 09:44 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
H-TownCrappieMan Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Southeast Texas (Cypress)
Move to Houston & fish. Everyone knows there's no pollution down here. If I catch 25 crappie in Houston, I eat 25 crappie!
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#11080805 - 09/03/15 10:12 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: mad mike]
Coreywms Offline
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Registered: 07/19/10
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Loc: Mckinney, TX
Originally Posted By: mad mike
I only eat ones that are clean, trimmed and smell nice.



OMG roflmao
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#11080811 - 09/03/15 10:14 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: Smithaven]
butch sanders Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Smithaven
My rule is eat the fish only from drinking water reservoirs, never from urban ponds and rivers, except for put-and-take stockings of trout and channel catfish.


so no rivers?

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#11081097 - 09/03/15 12:19 PM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: mad mike]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1004
Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: mad mike
I only eat ones that are clean, trimmed and smell nice.


I see what you did there.
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#11082661 - 09/04/15 04:50 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
mad mike Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Loc: Granbury Texas USA
I'm glad it didn't go over everyone's head. Also a proud infidel with a Battle Flag on my pole.
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#11082996 - 09/04/15 08:55 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: kiteman]
lare2 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 309
Loc: Laredo Texas
Just practice catch and release and buy your fish from the seafood market...
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#11083083 - 09/04/15 09:26 AM Re: When not to eat your catch [Re: lare2]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 20232
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: lare2
Just practice catch and release and buy your fish from the seafood market...


A lot of that stuff is farm raised and taste bland

I understand talipa from china is feed with pig manure

Yummy.......
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