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Old 08-07-2009, 09:55 AM
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Ok, so me and a couple buddies were out on his pond gigging frogs when we started to notice alot, and I mean alot of dead fish up along the banks and floating in the water. Most of the dead ones are little blue gill and such, but there are a few real nice catfish and bass. Like a couple I couldn't believe were actually in his pond. So, we're ridin around in the boat looking for frogs when we started to notice catfish up in the shallows slowly moving around. So we go up and gig em. We end up getting 13 catfish like that and about 18 frogs. But my question is, do you they they are alright to eat or do you think they were up in the shallows to feed or to die? We were wondering if it was lack of oxygen or some disease that may make the fish not worth eating. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:14 AM
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I wouldn't eat it. There is just to much of a risk. Chances are that it is because there is a lack of oxygen but you will never know.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:38 AM
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water may have turned, but you never know. I wouldnt eat them.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:33 PM
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dont risk it
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:10 PM
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So your telling me we killed these fish for nothing. Outstanding.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:24 PM
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i wouldnt risk it either.. BUT if you insist on eating them, send me your firearms and fishing supplies for safe keeping.. LOL

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Old 08-08-2009, 07:18 AM
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No one is stopping you from eating them.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:40 PM
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Eat them. It's just fish kill from a lack of oxygen. If it was diseases/parasites, there wouldn't be that much dead and it likely would affect only one species as it runs its course. I don't think there's much diseases and parasites affecting fish and are transferable to people anyways.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:34 PM
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There's nothing wrong with them. Catfish are often the last fish to go in a fish kill from low oxygen. Shad, on the other hand, go fast when the O2 levels drop.
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