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By Fishing your way, May 11 2014 09:48AM

Let me introduce you to the science part...

'Most animals are capable of acquiring, storing and using information about the landscapes they inhabit. Knowledge of the environment can potentially reduce uncertainty about the location and availability of resources, and even allow for the anticipation of danger'. Lake dwelling fish have no migratory path to follow and usually (except flooding) live out their life in one lake.

Breaking that down... Fish, and particularly a carp, function according to a memory-based movement pattern. Think about your own lake... Where are the carp usually seen in the morning and where are they usually seen in the evening? Has it ever struck you that it seems to be the same each day (except with severe weather changes) and even then you begin to notice where the fish go on these days?

Fish have Memory!

After a very short amount of time fish learn the landscape of their lake. They know where the deep water and shallow water is, where the sun strikes the lake in the morning, where it’s warmest when the wind blows, where there is a safe place to chill out to not get caught, which bushes drop food and attract the insects they like. They also learn that particular areas are dangerous, or particular foods are dangerous. Although fish might not figure this out immediately and some take a whole season, a fish has a basic memory is designed for survival.

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