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Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? #12391374
08/18/17 07:03 PM
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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.

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12391424
08/18/17 07:37 PM
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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.

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12392317
08/19/17 01:47 PM
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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.

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12392319
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Haha. They censored the word "p"

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12392411
08/19/17 03:41 PM
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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

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12397894
08/23/17 06:16 PM
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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.

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12397984
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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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Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12398450
08/24/17 12:35 AM
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Hubbard is safe. Delicious cats and crappie

Re: Ray Hubbard catfish safe to eat? [Re: Always Fishin'] #12404877
08/28/17 07:08 PM
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Thanks for all of the feedback. Tight lines to you all!

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