10/09/2016 Trout talk
While mowing the yard one day and wishing I was fishing, I made up a standup comedy sketch in my head. It was about non-verbal trout language. I laughed so hard at the image in my mind that I almost fell off my lawnmower. I’ll spare you my humor but today I ran across a serious discussion of trout body language in a webpage for The Wild Trout Trust as follows:
” Trout have body language. When competing for a ‘lie’ they will posture and ‘gape’ by opening their mouths wide and flaring the gills whilst advancing on their opponent. Fighting is kept to a minimum. Submissive fish close their mouth, contract their fins, go pallid and drop towards the stream bed.”
I knew it! They really do speak!