When a fisherman engaged in trolling lowers in water one or more artificial lures, he thinks of undermining a variety of predators who, mistaking the simulacrum for a real fish, attack to eat it.
Let’s say that, in principle, this could almost be true, but there are objective facts that fully prove it wrong. If the lures were only attacked by predators for food reasons, it would not make sense the occurrence of totally unexpected events, such as the surprise to catch an herbivore fish.
The cases in which, trolling small minnows, are caught white and black seabreams, pandoras and even big mullets are not rare. This leads us to think that the attack does not take place only for alimentary reasons, but also for territoriality or for aggression’s sake.
Content and Photo by Riccardo Fanelli