Do not eat Bass! Bass very, very bad for you!! Remember don't eat Bass!!!
bad for you or bad for the bass?
We've got so many stunted bass in some lakes, Utah encourages the take-keep of smaller bass. I do what I can to "help" on occasion.
So - I know they have these warnings and all, and I do appreciate the concern - but honestly - are our locally fresh caught- wild fish going to better or worse than those shrink wrapped Walmart - farmed in China fish "products" that stores sell? Or other "fresh" fish - from farms, or Indonesian waters....
In general I think Cpierce has made the point - bigger is badder. It's the top-carnivores, and older fish that will be a bigger threat.
I've got a chart somewhere with guidelines on how much/how often different groups of fish are considered "safe" (long as you not pregnant, or an infant).
So a pan full of perch is safer than a swordfish steak.
Anyone want to compare Fish Toxicity vs farmed chicken, beef, pork? Worry on it too much, and it's time to be a vegetarian, and grow your own!
just wash it down with a good beer, and you'll just pee out all the toxins!