Eating Salmon from Lake O. in Open Lake Discussion Posted April 10, 2013 As a doctor, do I feel comfortable eating salmon that I clean about once a week during the fishing season? You bet I do. Cheers and good luck on the water, - Chris Chris, It's great to hear a positive comment about this subject from a doctor. At least with eating some of the fish we catch, we are not exposing ourselves to other things like, E-coli, salmonella, and any of the Hepatitus viruses. Plus you have to consider the health benefits of eating fish, even from Lake Ontario, like Omega 3.