Question about parasites in fish...Cumberland river

Discussion in 'TENNESSEE RIVERS TALK' started by rcneman, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

    I got out for a while this past weekend and fished around Cheatham dam for a few hours. Caught several gills that i used for bait and was gonna take several of the bigger ones home for a small meal.
    Did not catch anything other than the gills, but had a few decent runs.

    i went over to the cleaning station below the dam and was cutting off the filets and on the largest gills i noticed 2 rather large brown areas in the flesh. I stabbed the tip of my filet knife into own of them and out popped a rather long, skinny worm of some sort...grossed me out pretty bad and i threw the fish away! :crazy:

    Anyone else noticed any type of parasitic creatures in other fish out of the cumberland??

  2. Michael

    Michael New Member

    Clarksville TN
    yes raceman Ive seen the same thing in the spring when i go shell cracker fishing i hear its ok to keep the fish and just cut off the worm spots but I'm with you i just throw them back..