Re: NANFA-- Fish Bites Man
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 14:01:22 EST

In a message dated 12/8/99 4:19:55 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< n a "InFisherman" magazine, if I remember correctly, a female author wrote
an article about a small mouthed bass that attached her toes repeatedly when
she was lounging in an inner tube on a lake. It actually chased her to the
dock, where she could see the fish clearly in the water. It bit her toes
hard enough to draw blood. Maybe it was a meanmouth bass.

Her son began using her red nail polish to paint his lures, and his catch
rate on that lake increased dramatically. Her toenails had been painted

Norm >>
This would seem to illustrate the selective pressure for fish to refrain from
exhibiting bright orange or red colors when they are small or out of breeding
season in the wild. It's like a flashing neon sign to predators saying "EAT
ME'' "EAT ME"!

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