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Worms in fish

Old 08-18-2020, 05:53 PM
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Caught a bunch of speckled and white trout this weekend. ALL of them had worms. We all know the story that they are the larva of a tape worm that can only grow in sharks.

So do you just eat em or cut em out?
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I dont really eat much fish but if it is just a couple I will pull them out. If the filet is packed full back in the water they go
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All of the trout I seem to ever find are 11-13". So the worms are rarely an issue for me. As are keeper trout...
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They dissolve when you cook the fish. They are nothing to worry about and those that throw the filets away are missing out.
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Originally Posted by Cocorick View Post
They dissolve when you cook the fish. They are nothing to worry about and those that throw the filets away are missing out.
I don’t know about “dissolve”, maybe shrink. I do know that they can’t hurt me, especially after being cooked, but I can’t get my brain past it. It’s why I mostly C&R, don’t want to waste the fish. I’ll eat fish at a restaurant, though. I can’t see it, it doesn’t exist!
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I try and pull them out whole. They're hard to deal with in small pieces. Batter them up in some seasoned cornmeal and drop them in some grease... they're better than french's fried onions....
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Protein!!!
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First World problem?
Old 08-19-2020, 09:49 AM
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We humans eat all kind of weird stuff. A properly cooked worm inside a trout would be the least of my concerns.
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and this is how the Kung Flu started! people eating weird sh!t

AJ is just as bad. If I get one with worms, in the river it goes.
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I primarily jig and pop off the NC coast so we're always keeping AJs - they're great eating, the worms are unsightly but usually you can pull them slow and steady like a spaghetti noodle. Usually the bigger fish & tail sections have the worst concentration of worms

next time you catch a mahi, filet it fresh and hold that filet up to the sun, it'll still be moving

unsightly but edible
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I didn’t vote but if I have time to take them out I do but if not, it’s no big deal. I cook fish either way.
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People have been eating them for centuries and now it's a big deal...
They're probably ground up in the fish sticks you ate as a kid!!! IMO
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Filet and don't spend too much time examining your filets. If I see worms i'm tossing it so i don't look for them.
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Ill pick them out if i can, but if its full of em, not worth messing with.
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Toss em

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