Fish Consumption Advisory

Santeetlah Lake2017-07-06T14:14:33-05:00

Santeetlah Lake

Affected River Basins

Little Tennessee

Affected Counties

Graham

Fish to avoid:

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Walleye

Walleye

Generally, choose these fish from the western part of the state:

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

White Crappie

White Crappie

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

White Perch

White Perch

Pollutants

Mercury

Advisory

Date issued: September 10, 2008

Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, and children under 15 should avoid eating walleye from Santeetlah Lake due to high levels of mercury. Other people should limit their consumption of those fish to no more than one meal per week. A meal of fish is about six (6) ounces of uncooked fish.

In addition to the site-specific fish consumption advisories listed above, there is a statewide advisory for the consumption of fish high in mercury, including Largemouth Bass.