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HABs

Just curious everyone's approach with the widespread/lakewide HABs confirmed on Cayuga as of 7/18?  Y'all still eating the fish?

I usually catch & release most fish, and save one or two to eat here and there.  So, I don't mind going 100% catch & release for awhile, but it's a shame to let fish weighed in at a derby go to waste.  I know there's varying opinions on whether these HABs are a concern with eating fish, and it's a relatively new issue without much scientific info out there about that.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/83310.html

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cinnamon fish - Thanks for posting this issue because I think a lot of folks may not realize the seriousness and/or extent of the problem.:yes:

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Yeah, it stinks to have to think about.  My niece and nephew are visiting this coming weekend, and I was going to buy a small towable for some extra fun for them, but decided against it after seeing this.  They'll have to stick to fishing, which luckily they love!  Yeah I'd be curious to hear any folks thoughts about it.

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when the wife cooks i get vomiting , nausea , diarrhea , allergic reaction , difficulty breathing so eating fish  just another day :rofl:

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4 minutes ago, fisherdude said:

when the wife cooks i get vomiting , nausea , diarrhea , allergic reaction , difficulty breathing so eating fish  just another day :rofl:

lol!

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Brian- First eating salmon eggs raw on Lake O and now this....what is the world coming to?:lol:

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Is this lakeside. I intended to keep a couple salmon/rainbows tomorrow or should I just forget it.  We have been eating the perch with no ill effects - so far.

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This page from the Cayuga Watershed Network has a bit more info... https://www.facebook.com/events/153457818563047/
It says HABs have been reported at the Village of Aurora swimming beach, Frontenac Park in Union Springs, and several other locations on both the east and west shorelines.  But, yeah the DEC status says widespread/lakewide.

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Has there been any actual warnings to not eat the fish in cayuga while this hab is in affect , how could it get in the meat of properly cleaned and cooked fish .

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There's very little online about eating fish with hab in affect.  One would think if it was rinsed well after cleaning it could be ok.  But I did find this link which says "Avoid eating fish caught from areas with a bloom".  I'm probably gonna hold off.  http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/water_pdf/habsbrochure.pdf

Hopefully they'll update the initial link I posted with additional info or an update again soon. 
I wonder if the cooler weather this week is doing some good.

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Have not been down there during the week this week, but that's what Cayuga looked like near Myers on Sunday afternoon. It was also across from Myers south of Tgk, but got better north of Tgk.

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