Caught a nice pair of silvers this evening. When I filleted the fish, I discovered that the innards of the hen were infested with clumps of what appeared to be ramen noodle-like worms. It was a big shock and really disgusting.
I was tempted to chuck the whole salmon in the garbage. However, upon closer inspection, only the guts seemed to be affected. The meat looked fine, so I'm confident that it's safe for consumption.
This is the first time that I've encountered a worm problem with any of my catch. How common are internal parasites with the salmon population in Alaska? Should I be concerned about eating fish that are carriers of this type of worm?