Photo of the Day: One Lousy Atlantic Salmon

When a fish fights hard and sports a few sea lice, you know it is fresh from the salt.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Here’s a great shot from my trip to Norway last summer, featuring the first Atlantic salmon caught by anyone in our party. John Hoagland had this fish to the net three times before it finally gave up, and once we saw the fish up close, we could understand why it fought so hard: The small brownish bumps on this salmon’s gill plate are sea lice, which mean that the fish had been in salt water just hours before being caught. Talk about a lousy fish!

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