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Lake Lewisville #12167531 03/31/17 06:41 PM
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I have a friend who is new to the area from Minnesota. He is thinking of getting a boat slip on Lewisville at Cottonwood Creek Marina for his pontoon boat. He likes to fish for crappie, catfish, etc. He has heard that it is not recommended eating fish out of Lewisville due to toxins in the water. I have never heard that and would have no problem consuming fish out of Lewisville....anyone have any input on eating fish from Lewisville? Also any feedback on Cottonwood Creek would be much appreciated in case he does decide to get a slip there.

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Re: Lake Lewisville [Re: mikevining] #12167537 03/31/17 06:44 PM
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Have been eating fish from that lake since 1994. Hazn't affliectd mu menztalsty or fffhysicalty zo farc.







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No, seriously, it's cool. I suppose if you ate fish from the lake several days a week every week, you might accumulate some toxins or such in you.


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That's BS. No consumption advisories at all for Lewisville lake. Never has been in the 32 years I've been fishing it.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoo...-and-advisories


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I'm eating catfish and crappie from there for dinner tonight! I've never had any problems with the fish from there

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Now that's funny right there, I don't care who ya are!

Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Have been eating fish from that lake since 1994. Hazn't affliectd mu menztalsty or fffhysicalty zo farc.

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No, seriously, it's cool. I suppose if you ate fish from the lake several days a week every week, you might accumulate some toxins or such in you.

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TPWD has advisories on its website. Lewisville is not on that list. That said, the sewage from Denton is pumped into that lake.


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TPWD has advisories on its website. Lewisville is not on that list. That said, the sewage from Denton is pumped into that lake.


It's not sewage - gross. It's treated wastewater that's actually cleaner than what comes in through the Trinity.


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Cottonwood is a nice marina it appears to be fairly full but they are adding new slips that look nearly finished. It doesn't have a ramp but is convenient to Little Elm park. They have a trailer storage area. The only draw back I see is that in the future the parking will be scarce as the marina grows. People park all over the place now. However there is plenty of parking by the ball fields with an ok walk after you drop off your stuff. Short boat ride to the main lake.

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I fished that marina for years, as a guest. He doesn't need a boat if he wants to catch crappie. If he rents a slip, management will allow him to brush it out. I ate fish from that lake for over 10 years, all species except gar.


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I have a pontoon at Cottonwood Creek. Really nice marina and staff. They keep the place up and have excellent communication with the members.

Fishing is pretty good in the marina. Just like any other place, sometimes great and sometimes not so great.

I've talked to a couple of people trying to pick out slips near mine and they said the selection was very limited right now. As previously mentioned the marina is expanding so now would be the time to call and find out.

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The fish from Lewisville are very safe to eat.

Eat them all the time no issues. Never been on any list.

Dont believe everything you hear.



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Thanks for all the replies.

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I eat fish out of Lewisville. However I might have some reservations eating fish out of some of the creeks that get millions of gallons of treated waste water each day that flow into Lewisville. http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/2003-10-08-HoustonChronicle-antidepressant-traces-in-creek.htm

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Mark: Treated waste water was what was coming down Rowlett creek when I lived at Breckenridge park in Richardson. However, after any big rain, basically anything people normally flush down the toilet ( stuff my Civil Engineer neighbor who works in this field calls "floaties") was all over the bank. I would not even walk my dog along that creek. Very nasty stuff.

It's only a very short drive up to Ray Roberts and you won't have that problem.


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I've built and modified well over a dozen waste water treatment plants.

Most of the time they discharge clean water. It will have been filtered of solids (like condoms and tampons), aerobically or anaerobically "composted" while in liquid form, run through a settling basin to get the "sludge" out of it, then chemically treated, usually with chlorine and ammonia, to kill the micro organisms still residing in the water. It will not have been treated to remove residual drugs (like birth control hormones or anti-depressants) or heavy metals, or random chemicals.

Most of the time the discharge is clean of biological presences.

All sewage plants are at the downhill end of the city they serve, sewage arrives via the power of gravity. During heavy rains they can and often do overflow - and when they overflow they pour raw untreated sewage out the discharge pipe. This is a periodic event, that's true, but it is not pleasant to be downstream of a sewage plant when it overflows.

I personally, knowing what I know and having seen what I have seen, would never choose to live downstream from a sewage plant, not ever. Not if I had any other choice. I would not eat fish from a lake that has sewage plant discharge - there's probably an extremely small chance of those fish making you ill - but I would not do it myself.


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