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#11510704 - 03/30/16 08:53 AM eating creek fish?
MrWhite87 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 183
Loc: Arlington
Im just curious how many of you eat the ones you catch from little creeks. Namely Rush Creek in south Arlington. I mean, people eat fish from Lake Arlington all the time, and it is fed by all the runoff from the area too. I don't know of any bans but I want some opinions before I even mention frying fish to my kiddo, and he wants to eat all the little ones we pluck from nearby.
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#11510745 - 03/30/16 09:03 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 06/02/07
Posts: 207
Loc: Weatherford
TPWD has some good information about that on their website...

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#11510756 - 03/30/16 09:07 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 02/24/11
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Loc: Arlington
Maybe it's because I'm on a mobile device, but I did some searching and all I've seen is water body records.
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#11510817 - 03/30/16 09:31 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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I personally do not eat fish on inner city creeks or creeks in heavily populated areas. That is just me. I know people who have eaten fish on these types of creeks and water bodies all of their lives and to my knowledge have not gotten sick. I do eat my share of fish but they are ones caught in larger water bodies with good year around currents or creeks/rivers that are located in the hill country or less populated areas that have good year around currents. Texas Parks&Wildlife does have consumption ban warnings on certain water bodies that you can also go by. thumb
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#11511092 - 03/30/16 11:15 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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Registered: 07/25/15
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I eat a multitude of fish from city creeks but use my judgement, I was an environmental major so I can make pretty good judgments. For S Arlington I'd have to look at the locations specifically. I'd be cautious in that area because of the contaminants in the Trinity watershed.

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#11511103 - 03/30/16 11:19 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
MrNovice Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
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You can search google for toxicity of fish in *insert creek or lake here* and it will pull up TPWD's rulings on that water.

Then look through here: http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoo...-and-advisories


Edited by MrNovice (03/30/16 11:21 AM)
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#11511107 - 03/30/16 11:20 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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A little raw sewage won't hurt anything, just make sure you cook it thoroughly.

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#11511114 - 03/30/16 11:23 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: Huckleberry]
MrNovice Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
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Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
A little raw sewage won't hurt anything, just make sure you cook it thoroughly.


It's not just sewage you have to worry about, and some contaminants just don't cook out.
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#11511376 - 03/30/16 12:59 PM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
I personally do not eat fish on inner city creeks or creeks in heavily populated areas. That is just me. I know people who have eaten fish on these types of creeks and water bodies all of their lives and to my knowledge have not gotten sick. I do eat my share of fish but they are ones caught in larger water bodies with good year around currents or creeks/rivers that are located in the hill country or less populated areas that have good year around currents. Texas Parks&Wildlife does have consumption ban warnings on certain water bodies that you can also go by. thumb


I'm with Banker on this, only keep fish outside of populated areas and also only keep fish when the water is below 75 degrees. Cold fish taste good, hot fish taste like mud.
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#11517433 - 04/02/16 06:54 AM Re: eating creek fish? [Re: MrWhite87]
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I only eat fish on the larger water bodies.

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