What makes a fish catchable by hook and line?
This researcher studied what makes fish bite (or not). His answers may surprise you
Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.
Robert Lennox (above) is a PhD candidate at Carleton University who recently co-authored the report, What Makes a Fish Catchable by Hook and Line. So naturally, Lawrence has to get Robert on Blue Fish Radio because, well, who doesn’t want to know why fish are—or aren’t—biting. Lawrence and Robert discuss the origins of hooks and lines, the predator-prey dynamic, how fish move between vulnerability and invulnerability, and how certain fish learn to avoid capture.
To hear the interview now, press PLAY below. To download this podcast to your device, go to the Blue Fish Radio home page.
Blue Fish Radio's Lawrence Gunther
Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.