These fish consumption guidelines help people make choices about which fish to eat and how often. Following the guidelines enables people to reduce their exposure to contaminants while still enjoying the many benefits from fish.

Pregnant Women, Women who may become pregnant and Children under age 15

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
SpeciesMeal AdviceContaminants
Unrestricted1 meal/week1 meal/monthDo not eat
WASHINGTON
Meeker Co., 47004600
Bluegill SunfishAll sizes    
Bullhead All sizes  Mercury
Crappie All sizes  Mercury
Largemouth Bass All sizes  Mercury
Northern Pike  All sizes Mercury
Smallmouth Bass  All sizes Mercury
Walleye shorter than 20"20" or longer Mercury
White SuckerAll sizes    

General Population

LAKE NAME
County, DOWID
SpeciesMeal AdviceContaminants
Unrestricted1 meal/week1 meal/monthDo not eat
WASHINGTON
Meeker Co., 47004600
Bluegill SunfishAll sizes    
BullheadAll sizes    
CrappieAll sizes    
Largemouth Bass All sizes  Mercury
Northern Pike All sizes  Mercury
Smallmouth Bass All sizes  Mercury
Walleye All sizes  Mercury
White SuckerAll sizes    

DOWID - MN DNR, Division of Waters' lake ID number.

Contaminants listed were measured at levels that trigger advice to limit consumption.

Listing of consumption guidelines do not imply the fish are legal to keep, MN DNR fishing regulations should be consulted.

Dioxin
Mercury
PCBS - Polychlorinated biphenyls
PFOS - Perfluorooctane sulfanate