This is a weird one, this picture came from a very reliable source that photographed this hook-bill salmon with sea-lice on it from the upper Cains on Oct 6th . That throws the theory out the window that sea-lice are only on silver fresh run salmon or the theory that a very dark colored salmon is not a fresh run fish . I would love to hear back from our readers what your theory is . The water is perfect height , temps are good , there seems to be a good number of salmon in the McNamee area but it is tough fishing on both the Cains and Miramichi . One lucky angler this morning landed a 20 pound hen on his first ever attempt at the sport, go figure !