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Old 02-17-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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I know that there probably isn't much farming around the LKN area, but I am still concerned about runoff of chemicals, etc. Is it safe to eat fish caught there? As a kid, I used to eat catfish out of the Catawba, but that was a long time ago.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I know that there probably isn't much farming around the LKN area, but I am still concerned about runoff of chemicals, etc. Is it safe to eat fish caught there? As a kid, I used to eat catfish out of the Catawba, but that was a long time ago.
I fished in the Catawba as a kid, too!!!

Frankly, I would not want to eat anything out of LKN until the water level is up b/c I, too, am concerned about pesticide run off.

Do you fly fish? THere are wonderful blue ribbon trout streams in western NC (but you probably already know that).
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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I agree ^.
I'd be hesitant to eat out of the lake.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Alot of power plants, sewage plants and other industrial buisnesses feed off that lake.
I would stick to just the sport of it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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I just had a striped bass tonight - caught mere hours before. YUM!

wimps...
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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I just had a striped bass tonight - caught mere hours before. YUM!

wimps...
Post here tomorrow and lets see how you are feeling then. Of course, hoping you feel just fine! I love a nice fresh bass . . .
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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I fished in the Catawba as a kid, too!!!

Frankly, I would not want to eat anything out of LKN until the water level is up b/c I, too, am concerned about pesticide run off.

Do you fly fish? THere are wonderful blue ribbon trout streams in western NC (but you probably already know that).
I am an avid sea fisherman. I spend as much time as possible about 20-30 miles offshore. It will be a pretty big change for me. I haven't really done much fishing in the western part of the state, but I plan to. The only thing that I have against lake fishing is that I will know what I am going to catch. The mystery isn't there, but that isn't to say that it isn't just as much fun. I will definately wait until the water level rises. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Go out with somebody on their boat sometime when they dump their toilet tank. You'd think twice about eating fish from there after that .
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Post here tomorrow and lets see how you are feeling then. Of course, hoping you feel just fine! I love a nice fresh bass . . .
I'm still alive.. and NOT doubled over the toilet!

One thing I notice about most folks on this board is that they are a bit of "koodies freaks". The human body is an amazing thing... you come into contact with countless bacteria on a daily basis.

The lake level aside (I do kind of understand the point there), I don't see any reason not to eat fish caught in LKN. It's not the East River.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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I'm still alive.. and NOT doubled over the toilet!

One thing I notice about most folks on this board is that they are a bit of "koodies freaks". The human body is an amazing thing... you come into contact with countless bacteria on a daily basis.

The lake level aside (I do kind of understand the point there), I don't see any reason not to eat fish caught in LKN. It's not the East River.
Hee Hee Hee. No, not the east river. But w/the nuclear plants, you know, things do glow sometimes at night.
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