Ok to eat catfish out of the Ohio River?

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by CatSkinner, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. CatSkinner

    CatSkinner New Member

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    I've always eaten the catfish out of KY lake and felt safe doing it. Now I live in Paducah and want to do some fishing in the Ohio River. Are the catfish there safe to eat? What about size-wise. I know people are catching some very large catfish in the Ohio, but are they ok to eat as well? What about catfish from below the spillway at KY. Is ther ea certain size where I should be concerned about how much I eat?

    Thanks,
    Tony
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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  3. CatSkinner

    CatSkinner New Member

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    Guess I'm going to stick to eating from KY lake and tennesse river.

    Catfishing the Ohio will be strictly for fun. ;)
     
  4. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    thats what i do! i always catch and release. But i do eat crappie out of the river without hesitation, so fill the freezer up on them!
     
  5. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    bluecats under 10 pounds are fine to eat. if you it anything over 10, it will kill you! dead! so make sure you put all the big ones back!:big_smile: