Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
croixflats

fish eating advisory

16 posts in this topic

I was thinking of having a nice walleye meal but that advisory keeps popping in my head. Oh, they say you should only eat this amount fish out of this lake and that amount of that river. Well, at my age I'm thinking other things are gonna get before the fish will. And as the lead making me dumber I think the way I abused the beer over the years it aint gonna much differance.

Not to say somebodies of do turn me off. And I think we should be carefull of what we give our young. But for me a Walleye dinner cannot be turned down

What are your thoughts on this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moderation will keep any one thing from doing you in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally, I think the only way we can prevent toxins from invading our bodies is if we stop breathing. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat are full of toxic chemicals. One day we're told eggs cause cancer then we're told red meat is dangerous; we should drink decaffeinated coffee then we're told it's better to drink regular; we drink bottled water because we foolishly believe it is somehow safer than tap water when in most cases (some have flavors added) it is nothing more than ground water. We worry way too much. Sometimes I think we worry ourselves to death about dying.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya, I agree about worrying too much, but in the case of kids or pregnant women (and recently pregnant men??? that was a weird story), it might not be that bad of an idea to watch the intake from some waters. I do think there is an overboard reaction for most lakes and rivers. After all, if you have to kind of think about the canary in the coal mine aspect. If the water is that foul, the fish would be dead. Given that, I know that pollutants are cumulative, but like you said, is it worse than a lifetime of suds and other stuff? I wouldn't worry too much. I kind of look at it like a rating on a chain or cable-the breaking limit rating is a third of its' actual breaking point. A safety valve, so to speak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never had problems eating fish. We don't have a lot of meals though, but never saw any effects from it. I agree, in moderation, nothing's gonna hurt you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How often do you eat fish? If its not more than once a month you should be just fine- I guess its just an afterthought to me because I typically only keep enough for a meal a few times each year.

I'd worry if you were huge, old fish every week- but if you do eat fish often-stick to the smaller sizes-there's younger so they have less toxins in them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

definetly keep some fish from some places away from my daughter and women of child bearing age. Personally I cook up fish from most anywhere for myself, parents, grandparents, and friends probably couple times per month. I think I am pretty well screwed where I live... nuclear plant 10 miles, koch refinery 10 miles, ashland oil about 15 miles, 3M 10 miles. Air, ground, and water quality around here is definetly contaminated w/ all sorts of stuff w/ all that [PoorWordUsage] nearby. I think I need to move to Canada, only worry about hydro plant and paper mill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We all have to die of something. smirk

If it is because we ate to much fish, we should be so lucky....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whats more unhealthy, catching a limit of walleyes and eating them when you get home. Or bass fishing all day and stopping at mcdonalds on the way home?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with fishinjohn, Moderation!

Same with any type of food pretty much, Things like bacon, fries, sweets, etc. It's good to enjoy them, as long as it's in moderation, some people don't know what moderation is, that's why alot of people these days are obese.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with fishinjohn, Moderation!

Same with any type of food pretty much, Things like bacon, fries, sweets, etc. It's good to enjoy them, as long as it's in moderation, some people don't know what moderation is, that's why alot of people these days are obese.

Toxins can get you in more ways than just accumulation. You really want to limit it whenever possible. The safe level really isn't an absolute, it's just statistically very unlikely to affect you at that level. But accumulating toxins like mercury is going to be far more harmful than years of drinking beer. Plus some of the effects of long term exposure are pretty serious, loss of memory, nervous disorders, delirium, etc are things you don't want to mess with at any age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with fishinjohn, Moderation!

Same with any type of food pretty much, Things like bacon, fries, sweets, etc. It's good to enjoy them, as long as it's in moderation, some people don't know what moderation is, that's why alot of people these days are obese.

Hey!!! I resemble that remark!!! mad

Givin' ya a hard time, but I do resemble that remark. smirk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: ac777
I agree with fishinjohn, Moderation!

Same with any type of food pretty much, Things like bacon, fries, sweets, etc. It's good to enjoy them, as long as it's in moderation, some people don't know what moderation is, that's why alot of people these days are obese.

Toxins can get you in more ways than just accumulation. You really want to limit it whenever possible. The safe level really isn't an absolute, it's just statistically very unlikely to affect you at that level. But accumulating toxins like mercury is going to be far more harmful than years of drinking beer. Plus some of the effects of long term exposure are pretty serious, loss of memory, nervous disorders, delirium, etc are things you don't want to mess with at any age.

Sounds to me like the same conditions from years of drinking beer. grin

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An expert once said that you'd have to eat over 1,000 pounds of the affected fish in one sitting to notice any negligible effect. I'd be more concerned that pregnant women and children followed the guidelines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whats more unhealthy, catching a limit of walleyes and eating them when you get home. Or bass fishing all day and stopping at mcdonalds on the way home?

Depends on how you cook the fish smile

McDonalds is definitly the better choice if you order a garden salad smile

I sure wish bass sesaon was upon us here in the metro and I could be fishing instead of posting on message boards about the mercury levels in the fish I eat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know for sure how they do the testing of fish for all of these toxins? Are they filleting the fish and testing only the meat, or are they grinding up the whole fish and testing that, or what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • We are heading back up to Isle Royale for the 4th holiday weekend ,,, Hope to have another video when we get back 
    •   My Father-in-law (a master plumber) always used to say you only need to know 3 things to be a plumber:          sh*t doesn't run uphill         payday is on Friday         the boss is an ahole      
    • I've been getting them at Costco,  I've checked slyvee and sams but never see them.  Although one of the butcher's at slyvee says he can get them which might not be a bad idea since you can have some fat cut off before you pay per #. I picked one up a couple of weeks ago and it was about 2.80 a #, which isn't too bad yet considering bacon in the store can run quite a bit more than that.  You making bacon or doing pork belly burnt ends moon lake?
    • Excellent summer fishing.  Charters catching strong numbers.  Jig/minnow or jig/leech and bouncers with spinners with crawlers or minnows still producing walleyes. When the wind is right for pulling spinners, they have been lights out.  Walleyes being caught in varying depths, 7-31' of water.  Some shallow shorelines still producing. Pike mixed in all over the lake.    Walleyes in the Rainy River with a better morning/evening bite.  Trolling cranks or pulling spinners a good idea to cover more water. Smallmouth bass are out and about along shorelines and feeder streams. Sturgeon fishing opens again Saturday, July 1st.     Up at the NW Angle, water temps are in the low to mid 60’s. Wind blown shorelines are giving up walleyes via leeches or crankbaits along the weed line. Crawlers on a  gold and/or orange spinner are producing fish out of the mud between 22 - 26 feet. On the Canadian side, bottom bouncers and spinners have been filling the livewells outside of monument bay between 24-28 feet.  Jigging near Skeet and Kennedy Islands have produced nice sized walleye and numerous perch. Great smallmouth action in Tranquil channel and the mouth of Johnston passage. Muskie fishing picking up with high 40” class fish being caught with a few 50's from shallow bottom bays or adjacent to them.
    • Busy time of year out there so if u get canceled it is hard to rebook especially with the smaller operations. Bummer though as it can be a lot of fun if they are biting. 
    • I understand that you never really know when the Warriors are going to fall off or if they even will.  Hopefully the Wolves can make the playoffs and gain some experience, maybe teach the rest of the team how to play defense, so that in a few years we are knocking on the door and can lure in a top free agent to put us over the edge.  Its just an awful tough time to be a good team right now with the Warriors so clearly heads and shoulders above everyone else.
    • I couldn't have said it better myself pikestabber!  We have to go out there and do what we can now and not try to set up for "when the warriors are old" cuz the way the NBA is going who knows what players may join forces to set up the next "Warriors" squad.  Heck maybe the Wolves will be that next team !!  I just really love the addition of Butler and from the sounds of it we are not done yet and I am excited to see what will happen in free agency and if we could really land the likes of Kyle Lowry one of the other PG's that are hitting the FA market.  Nice to see the Wolves making moves!!
    • I would ask Getanet where to get some good ones!   Pork Belly Stinks Started by Getanet, May 1
  • Our Sponsors