Posted on November 23, 2010 by

Mailbag: What Fish is This?

Hey folks,

Walking along the Lake Ontario shore out in Port Union Village (south of the Rouge Hill Go Station) we discovered this rotting fish – I smelled it before I saw it.

I was thinking muskie…but my son is sure there was a dorsal fin more towards the centre of the body, so we’re now thinking pike.

Your image here sort of captures that “snarling upper jawline” I saw on our images.

What do you think?


The gills, head shape and snout all immediately scream salmon to me. Definitely not of the esox family. Here is an Atlantic Salmon as an example.