There was a time when you would not hesitate to eat a fish caught in the Susquehanna River. As recently as 2005, Bassmaster Magazine listed the Susquehanna as one of the best “smallmouth (bass) destinations” in the country.
But if you catch a smallmouth bass in the river today, you might be grossed out by what’s at the end of the line.
The Susquehanna is now home to transsexual and mucus- and lesion-covered smallmouth bass.
Because the fish do not tolerate pollution well, it’s a strong indication that the river is polluted.