Trout Are Sore Losers

February 7, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Researchers at the University of Liverpool recently determined that trout have personalities and behave much like humans when it comes to playground fights: the losers tend to be more afraid, and the winners get more aggressive. Charlie Meyers has a hard time drawing conclusions, though: “Certain strategies might prove useful. If you fail to get the desired response with a certain fly or lure, try something smaller and less threatening. Should you occasion to find two fish battling for territory, make certain your first cast is aimed at the winner.” In the Denver Post.