Posted on Friday Feb 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM
I got out to Lake Wister around spring break last year and had a great time. This year I have a cabin booked for a week and am excited. Last year the crappie bite was awesome and they average size was pretty big for me at least especially compared to Lake Carl Blackwell close to where I live.
Well I came across the mercury in fish report, and it looks like is says there is a no consumption advisory for white crappie in Wister. I got to looking for details and found a study done in 2009 that had mercury levels but the ones found in the crappie were lower than the guidelines for not eating it. I was hoping to come home with a few bags of fillets, is that a good idea? I don't expect any children or pregnant women to be eating any of it. Could I enjoy some tasty crappie fillets once or twice a month without doing my self any damage? Are there any more or newer mercury studies for our state?