. I have a question on rock bass. Most of the ones I catch have black specs in the meat or skin. It goes away when I cook it. I assume it's ok to eat I usually make fish patties with them. Anyone got some assurances for me??
Those black spots are very common on Rock Bass, Sunfish, Perch, Northerns, and even Bass. Even though these fish have this parasite, which is very common in most lakes, they are safe to eat since the cooking process kills this parasite. So no worries! It's a common question.
Update: I guess I should've read the link 1st. It covered it very well!
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954