Experts don’t know the reason for the large skin lesions. In some areas, fishermen say adult smallmouth bass have virtually disappeared.
Too bad. This summer, the water levels have been ideal for wading and fishing. The only thing missing is the fish.
Up and down the sprawling Susquehanna River, a destination for anglers nationwide, the spring hatch of the most popular game fish is turning up with large skin lesions whose cause is a mystery.
And fishermen in some areas of the river report that adult smallmouth bass have virtually disappeared.