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    Is Crappie a crappy fish to eat?

    I'll have as much crappie as I want available to me this summer.

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    It looks like mostly protein and very low-fat in terms of macros.

    Check out this cool graph (it may take a few seconds to load). I think crappie is low to moderate risk as far as mercury content.

    http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201...sh_graphic.pdf

    I'd say. Enjoy.

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    Check out the specific lake the fish is coming from. That is what will make or break the fish. Find a water quality report for mercury, dioxins and other such things.

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    Are you catching it yourself? I'd eat it for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graycat View Post
    It looks like mostly protein and very low-fat in terms of macros.

    Check out this cool graph (it may take a few seconds to load). I think crappie is low to moderate risk as far as mercury content.

    http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201...sh_graphic.pdf

    I'd say. Enjoy.
    Good info! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by workinprogress View Post
    Check out the specific lake the fish is coming from. That is what will make or break the fish. Find a water quality report for mercury, dioxins and other such things.
    It's on my grandparents land, from a private lake. Do you think I should try to find a way to test it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Are you catching it yourself? I'd eat it for sure.
    The men folk in my family will catch it AND clean it. That's perfectly fine with me. I've got it made! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookesam View Post
    It's on my grandparents land, from a private lake. Do you think I should try to find a way to test it?
    Unless the nearby land has water running off into the lake from industrial scale farms, factories, or mining operations, I doubt you'd need to have it tested. Mmm...I love crappie!

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    I love crappie!

    Its fresh wild fish! Eat it!

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    Your local agricultural extension should be able to run some basic tests if you want. But what meeshar said pretty much sums it up. You know where the lake is and its history, you should be alright.

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