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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Oh heck yeah soon as you throw those crappie filets in lake crisco those black specs are tartar sauce bound

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigUnInDaBoat View Post
    crappie are like that, I eat a lot of them, they are all like that, it's like some blood in the small vessels or pigment.
    Agreed. Nothing to worry about. Pretty normal. Eaten hundreds of crappie like that!

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1969glasspar View Post
    I haven't. Do they look like they can be parasites? They kind of look like they could be worms but I'm just seeing it on my phone not a computer monitor. Hopefully its nothing bad. Where did the fish come from?

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    Seen the same thing in New Hogan stripers and sort of lost my appitite.

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    They are just veins. I think the way they are handled and killed after being caught can exacerbate the problem. I would agree with those who suggested bleeding them.

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Have you called the store or marina at Camanche for information?
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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    I have seen black spot disease, caused by neascus, on the outer skin but never in the flesh of a fish.

    Are the neascus known to penetrate the skin and get into the flesh?

    I would think that proper cooking would kill any parasite in the flesh of a fish, not to say that I would eat it.

    Quote Originally Posted by QueenAnnesRevenge View Post
    Looks like neascus
    I'd discard

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Most of mines look like that its like a vein.

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Agree with others...nothing to worry about. The consistent pattern of marks implies a normal biological order rather than a haphazard, random intrusion by a gaggle of parasites. Similar marks can be seen in this random YouTube tutorial on how to clean crappie...they didn't seem to bother the video makers at all. Fast forward to the 2-minute mark for a look at fillets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPj7DudEXhQ
    Last edited by Polebrother; 02-26-2017 at 06:43 AM.

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Most of my fishing is saltwater for rockfish. For the past two years we have started bleeding our catch by cutting the throat with a sharp pair of hand pruners and throwing the fish in my bait well. The fillets come out white with no coagulated blood seen. This might be worth trying on the crappie. When I do a final count for limits I drain the bloody water and pump in fresh for the trip back to launch. The process also provides a quicker kill for the game. If you don't have a bait tank, an ice chest with icy water should work great.
    Last edited by MyPhoenix2301; 02-25-2017 at 01:23 PM.

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    Re: Black things in Crappie fillet?

    Cooking the fish should kill anything that might hurt you. You might also try freezing the fillets first. Shame to throw them out!

    http://www.seafoodhealthfacts.org/se...pics/parasites

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