View Full Version : Do Fish shrink during the winter?
11-24-2010, 07:14 PM
I say when i tell the story of the fish i caught the previous spring, summer and fall the fish grow a few inches during the winter..
11-25-2010, 04:12 PM
No study was needed. George Costanza talked about it a long time ago (shrinkage!).
11-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Fish generally get thinner during the winter. however I do not believe they get shorter. Of course in many NH many trout stocked in rivers die during the winter.
11-26-2010, 08:01 AM
Can't AS absorb their scales? Maybe it was another fish. If they can do that to sustain themselves, and women can extract nutrients and minerals from their bones during pregnancy it is not surprising that invertebrates can reallocate resources during tough seasons.
You need to be a cool cat during lean times man.
11-29-2010, 07:06 AM
Sea run brookies actually get larger in the winter as they leave the rivers for the food rich estuaries. Then when they come into the rivers to summer over they actually shrink due to the lower availablity and poorer quality of food!
11-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Can't AS absorb their scales?
They can change color some, as in "black salmon" but I've never heard of them absorbing their scales...
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