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    Caught some Y perch on Patuxant. Took some home to eat while cleaning found alot of worms inside.{parasites}Just wondering if others have found them in there fish Thanks Jay

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    Were the worms in the meat and tiny black ones - almost like hair thin ?

    I see them in White Perch - cooking kills them.
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    Not at all uncommon. Crappie often have them as well. As was noted, cooking kills them, but I usually fillet, skin and candle my YP and crappie. If any show up I cut them out but sometimes there are so many that you can't get rid of all of them. I just discard them if they are that bad. Its a shame but I don't intend to eat them. They are usually worse in warm water and with the lack of colder water this year, they may be worse than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27 sailfish View Post
    Were the worms in the meat and tiny black ones - almost like hair thin ?
    It is a "Roundworm" (Nematode), commonly referred to as a "Redworm." The scientific name is "PHILOMETRA CYLINDRACEA - NEMATODA.They're red in color, sometimes curled up like a spring and are thin. They generally do not get longer than 2 inches.

    They're most often resident in the body cavity, but when taken out of the water, leave that area. More times than not, I find them in the flesh as I'm filleting the fish. That's the #1 reason why I fillet and skin every Perch or Crappie that I take home. Even though this worm/parasite is not a danger to humans, I'd rather not eat a cooked/fried one.

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    Brought home 10 from Tuckahoe on Tuesday all had worms - was a little disapointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dist2109 View Post
    Brought home 10 from Tuckahoe on Tuesday all had worms - was a little disapointing.
    Yes it's been my experience that most there have them. Some still eat them, but I won't. Anglers should take this into consideration before deciding to keep any from there.

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    One thing you can do if fish fillet has the tiny worms is to freeze it for a few days.

    That will kill any parasites.
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