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Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? #14474826 09/11/22 11:54 PM
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Are the crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat?

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14475005 09/12/22 02:35 AM
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Google your question,...then decide.

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: JIM SR.] #14475120 09/12/22 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
Google your question,...then decide.

google it yourself jerk!!


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Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14475277 09/12/22 01:11 PM
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sorry Ben,...just thought you should see all the history behind your question. Have a nice day.

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14475721 09/12/22 10:05 PM
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I personally would not eat anything from lake worth regardless

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14475751 09/12/22 10:39 PM
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Tpwd does extensive testing on this type of stuff. The last I checked there was no consumption ban on crappie. You should double check my work as I could be wrong, but tpwd will tell you if there is or isnโ€™t a consumption ban.

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14475816 09/12/22 11:41 PM
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Actually I did check Google before posting. I just thought it was something good to talk about. As a matter of fact I just talked to a guy at my lake just today who said he would not eat out of there. A lot of people still think different things about it.

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Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14476262 09/13/22 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ben Ther
Actually I did check Google before posting. I just thought it was something good to talk about. As a matter of fact I just talked to a guy at my lake just today who said he would not eat out of there. A lot of people still think different things about it.

Different Strokes for Different Folks & so on & etc .etc. coolio


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Here's what TPWD says about the lake. The OKlahoma wildlife department used to have a video showing that if you fillet a fish and discard the belly fat and skin, you will get rid of most of the harmful toxins, as they reside in the fish fat. I looked for it but cannot find the video anymore.

Best idea is to go to a lake without a consumption ban.

Revised: Lake Worth and Trinity River upstream to Eagle Mountain Lake in Tarrant County


polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
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Persons should not consume smallmouth buffalo from these waters.
For flathead catfish, adults are advised to limit consumption to one 8-ounce meal per month. Women of childbearing age and children under 12 should not consume flathead catfish.
For blue catfish, striped bass, white bass, and common carp, adults should limit consumption to two 8-ounce meals per month. Women of childbearing age and children under 12 should limit consumption to one 4-ounce meal per month.
For freshwater drum, adults are advised to limit consumption to three 8-ounce meals per month. Children and women of childbearing age should not eat more than one 4-ounce meal per month.
This replaces a previous advisory issued in 2010. Get details


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Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14476551 09/13/22 06:14 PM
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Last time I looked there was a consumption advisory not a ban. So many ounces a month, judging by the ounces per month it is better than Eagle Mountian since they dredged it. Water looks WAY cleaner than it use too.

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I caught and ate crappie, sand bass, and catfish from LW just about every week from the late 60's to the mid 80's.

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14478618 09/15/22 05:56 PM
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There is no advisory on the crappie there. But I'd still prefer to err on the safe side. Best way to approach it is to only keep the younger, smaller fish 10" to 11-12". Trim any noticeable fat. Mark them as Lake Worth when you freeze them. Only eat them once a month or so.

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: Ben Ther] #14486535 09/24/22 02:59 AM
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Catch some from there and give it to your neighbors and see if anything bad happens. yes

Re: Crappie from Lake Worth ok to eat? [Re: AGSWON] #14486624 09/24/22 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by AGSWON
Catch some from there and give it to your neighbors and see if anything bad happens. yes


Great idea.

roflmao

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