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honda4life

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honda4life

How much fish do you guys consume on regular basis? When its hardwater time ive always eaten as much as I wanted. I hear all this talk about "proper amounts" etc of fish due to mercury. I honestly prolly consume 5 to 6 (10 to 12 filets) of fish every 4 or 5 days fish averaging the 9 to 10" crappie size filets. and contrary to belief I havnt turned into a thermometer yet. haha how about you guys?

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deadeye

I will have one meal a week given that they are biting. It could either be a couple eyes or a few panfish, it depends what is going on at any time. When I was up north at school, it was more like 3-4 meals a week. You really got to get creative cooking them when you eat fish that much. I guess I have never really gotten too concerned about mercury. We all got to go sometime, and if I go because I have eaten too many fish that I caught then I lived a good life. wink

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EBass

I don't keep fish much at all. Kept 6 eyes all last year and none this year. I hate cleaning them. I want an elec fillet knife.

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Sandmannd

A good meal every week or two for me.

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Jiggem Up

I don't put any faith in the mercury warnings. They're (DNR/Dept. of Health) just trying to cover their [PoorWordUsage] and publish the most extreme warnings. If I was eating catfish or other rough fish that eat off the bottom of the lake, versus fish that eat other fish, then I may take it into consideration.

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sanka

Top of the food chain predatory fish like Walleye, Muskie and Pike generally have higher levels of mercury.

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Carp-fisher

I have a fish fry about once a month. I have a one year old and a wife who is probably going to have another kid in the next few years so I have to be extra careful about mercury etc. I don't think it matters much for men especially with panfish and small bass, walleyes, etc. According to the research I've done on fish consumption, the fish you really have to watch out for are swordfish, shark, and certain kinds of tuna. The only shark I know of around here are the ones in Pepin, but I always release those.

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iFishMN.YT

No fish consumption for me, if I did I think once a week during the winter would be the most I could handle.

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catflisher

If you are worried about the mercury in your fish, try this little trick...Before you clean the fish, place them whole in the freezer with the head pointing down...freeze them like this, and all the mercury will concentrate in the head, just like a thermometer..Then cut the head off, and eat em' up yum!!

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blackdog1101

According to the "Lake Finder" database on the DNR website, Minnetonka and most west metro lakes have no restriction for eating fish due to mercury, EXCEPT FOR pregnant women, where the recommendation is once or less per week.

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South_Metro_Slayer

know way does the mercury goes to there heads in the frezzer, is that true

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croixflats

Merury keeps your feet grounded, oh that's lead. I have not had any adverse affects from fish. I think all the other poisons that gets put in our bodies from other food sources are just as bad. Just last weak the FDA released a statement the benefits from fish out way the concerns of contanimants. Like anything else moderation is key.

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Jethro80

I eat fish on a ddddddddaily basis and iiiiiiiittttttt hasn'ttttttt eeeeeefected mmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeee oooooone bbbiittt.

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croixflats

Jethro you better get that looked at if it festers to long it might pop. Oh, by the way nice accent you got there, what region is that from.

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Jethro80
Jethro you better get that looked at if it festers to long it might pop. Oh, by the way nice accent you got there, what region is that from.
Mercuryville

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BuckKiller

I eat fish when ever I feel like claening and frying

usually about once or twice a week

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Maximum12

I rarely eat fish. A combination of being too lazy to clean them & not wanting to take fish out of the smaller lakes I generally fish. Although the pike we had Saturday was delicious.

My wife wishes I'd keep more fish. As soon as she learns to wield a fillet knife, I'm on it. smile

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