Posted by Kerry Grissett on October 06, 2006 at 18:10:54:
In Reply to: Flint creek crappie posted by mighty on October 06, 2006 at 13:36:35:
Flint creek is notorious for these. They are called eustrongylides and are a larval nematode.
There is no danger as long as you fully cook the fish. Also, if you don't fillet the fish boneless, you may not see them.
The only danger to humans is if you ingest a live worm. I simply cut them out when I am filleting the fish. There have only been about 5 or 6 confirmed cases of human infestation in the US for as far back as records have been kept. Two of those cases were due to people eating live minnows.
For more info, google "eustrongylides".
Good luck and good fishin'
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