Fly Fishing Texas Rainbow Trout
Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout

Take a closer look at fish.  Fish are smart.

Although we don't interact with fish enough to realize it, studies prove that fish
are smart, interesting animals with their own unique personalities.

Biologist Culum Brown, Ph.D., says, "Fish are more intelligent than they appear.
In many areas, such as memory, their cognitive powers match or exceed
those of 'higher' vertebrates, including non-human primates."

Fish have excellent memories.  In a study at the University of Edinburgh,
fish who learned to escape from a net pen, retained the ability 11 months later.
Scientists said, this would be equivalent to a human being's recalling a lesson learned 40 years before.

Scientific research cited in a recent edition of Fish and Fisheries magazine
shows that fish learn by watching other fish, recognize and remember one another,
and exhibit social behavior comparable to that of primates.

Oxford University research has determined that fish can
complete some mental tasks that are too complex for dogs.

So.......... The next time you have a tough day of fishing,
especially on a super-clear river or lake,
remember:    Fish are people too!

Always practice catch and release!