July 12th, 2004|
Q. I was wondering if fish (trout) had taste buds? The reason being - when you strike short/early and fail to hook up do they realize they missed a morsel of food?
Yes, trout have taste organs located on their
tongues. However, whether they realize they
missed a morsel of food can only be answered
by the trout - and they aren't talking.
Seriously, except when they strike as a reflex
action or in defending territory, I expect they
are looking for something to eat.
~ C. E. (Bert) Cushing, aka Streamdoctor
105 W. Cherokee Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
The 'Stream Doctor' is a retired professional stream ecologist and author, now living in the West and spending way too much time fly-fishing. You are invited to submit questions relating to anything stream related directly to him for use in this Q & A Feature at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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