Caught a couple fish that were infested with worms

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by jhoward, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. jhoward

    jhoward New Member

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    I was at Lake Thunderbird this weekend and caught a couple of fish that were infested with worms. Is this normal? Thanks.
     
  2. harley5247

    harley5247 New Member

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    I catch some at Thunderbird that have some gray looking worms around their mouth. Is that what you are talking about?
     

  3. jhoward

    jhoward New Member

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    No, on the inside.
     
  4. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Never really seen worms inside the bellies. Gonna go do some checking an see if I can find some pic's on the net about this subject. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. LazyBum

    LazyBum New Member

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    dang, I think I'd shy away from eating them.

    :eek:oooh:
     
  6. Munk

    Munk New Member

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    Just cook them longer in the skillet.
     
  7. Bullheaded

    Bullheaded New Member

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    We caught 13 channels out of thunderbird two weeks ago and one of them had a bunch of worms. I know it wont hurt you if you cook them good but i still tossed those two fillets. I normally dont see them in catfish but i see them in bass all the time.
     
  8. Southern Woman

    Southern Woman New Member

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    I hate to hear this but I remember that my dad talked about it years ago and said it was not safe to eat fish infested with worms.
    Better have them for bait not dinner!
     
  9. SW Hunter

    SW Hunter New Member

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    Bety I agree I dont think I would eat them. I just wouldnt try it unless someone told me that its okay to eat them.
     
  10. rigrunner(236)

    rigrunner(236) New Member

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    I would never eat fish with worms. There's plenty more fish that don't have em to worry with the one's that do. My 2 cents.
     
  11. Southern Woman

    Southern Woman New Member

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    The above web site is very informative, but I think they could leave out the part about" fish for the table helps the budget out." I think that after spending a small fortune for rods, tackle, bait, boats (we even bought a lake house near the fishing) that we could have eaten out at the Red Lobster or other fish resturants for life for the same price......:wink: but not the fun. LOL
     
  12. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    My brother caught a flat last week end that was so skinny his rib bones were coming out the side he had no meat on him at all.He also had some bugs on the outside of him that looked like little stingrayas or some thing.Any one else ever seen this.
     
  13. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    If i'm cleaning any kind of fish to eat an i find worms in it ,its going into the trash ,i have not been that hungry yet to eat worms an know it :wink::smile2:
     
  14. LazyBum

    LazyBum New Member

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    I think the worms are suppose to help put the fish on the table, not be on the table
     
  15. Magnus777

    Magnus777 New Member

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    I don't care if you fry a fish till it's crispy-crunchy like burned bacon...if it's got worms in it, and I know it, I'm not eating it! Just like rabbits...in the summer they get wolf worms that burrow under their skin. Even if the rabbit is dead, you can see the skin convulsing, and working alive because of the worms. People say after you skin them, and get rid of the worms that it's safe to eat. Not me! An animal is infected by parasites because something is WRONG. Plenty of other good things to eat without having to choke down worms....even if I have to eat the bark off trees. Barf! :eek:oooh:
     
  16. Steven Armstrong

    Steven Armstrong New Member

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    you get bad fish this time of year and in the fall from waters that are stale, this often happens in ponds and creeks and some lakes that dosen`t get runoff, theres a good chance the other fish may have been wormy to, the worms may have been too small too see. during the dry part of the year fish bigger waters or water with some flo
     
  17. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    That would just be the typical worms disease.. ive seen several cases in the last few skipjack ive cleaned.:eek:oooh: