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#12391374 - 08/18/17 02:03 PM Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat?
Always Fishin' Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 13
Wanted to get some opinions about the safety of eating catfish caught from Lake Ray Hubbard. I am talking about the 2-5 pound eating-size cats, not the behemoths. TPWD does not list a consumption advisory, but just wanted to see what some of you think about it.

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#12391424 - 08/18/17 02:37 PM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
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Green Horn

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 3
Ray Hubbard is a source of drinking water for much of the Dallas area. The fish are safe to eat. However, wild catfish in Texas will typically have a higher mercury content than what you buy at the grocery store. I've seen some advisories that say pregnant women should limit the amount wild fish they eat. I've eaten a number of catfish from Ray Hubbard. (and I was already crazy before I ate them). Please take my opinion lightly. I am not an expert and you may want to hear from some others first.

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#12392317 - 08/19/17 08:47 AM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
ETX_Chad Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 156
Loc: Garland, TX
As someone who fishes Hubbard regularly I say you should throw them all back..... so I can catch them 😃

I eat fish out of there all the time, swim in the lake and pretty sure my drinking water comes from there. I sure hope it's safe. Although I did [censored] in the lake the other day so maybe I should reconsider.

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#12392319 - 08/19/17 08:48 AM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
ETX_Chad Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/11/13
Posts: 156
Loc: Garland, TX
Haha. They censored the word "p"

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#12392411 - 08/19/17 10:41 AM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
Fishn4Deer(PatrickSharp) Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 131
Loc: Mesquite
I eat catfish, sandbass, hybrids, and crappie out of hubbard and feed my family along with friends with it also. Never noticed anything but damn good tasting fish! I even eat the sandbass out of rowlett creek and the creek is nasty freak

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#12397894 - 08/23/17 01:16 PM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
TGalyon1 Online   happy
Angler

Registered: 06/07/01
Posts: 408
Although there is an old trash dump and two water treatment plants that go into Hubbard I still think its safer eating fish from there than China.

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#12397984 - 08/23/17 02:04 PM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
BMART Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 182
Better than farm raised [censored] from china or anywhere, stay from the farm raised Tilapia and kitties, rowlett creek fish is prob better than the [censored] that comes out of china
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If it's legal ain't no way in hell it's catch and release, it's CATCH & GREASE, except ROUGH (TRASH) Fish

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#12398450 - 08/23/17 07:35 PM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
TXcrappie1997 Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 268
Hubbard is safe. Delicious cats and crappie

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#12404877 - 08/28/17 02:08 PM Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin']
Always Fishin' Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 13
Thanks for all of the feedback. Tight lines to you all!

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