A fish’s survival depends on its ability to sense its environment. Anglers, of course, are most concerned about feeding — how fish detect, select, and ultimately attack and consume food. We make the assumption that sensory systems involved in feeding are equally involved in catching fish with lures or real food impaled on a hook. This three-part series explores fish vision, taste, smell, hearing, and detection of water movement. Understanding the basics of how fish sensory systems work is relatively simple. The more difficult, but vital, part of understanding how fish use their sensory systems for feeding is comprehending the differences between the fish’s aqueous home and our aerial world.
July 10, 2017 at 9:00am