The Dictionary For Anglers, By Anglers

Find meanings and definitions of the specialized words, phrases, lingo, and terminology used for fishing. It is written by anglers like you, for anglers like you.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 24

jigging

A vertical presentation where a lure is worked up and down (rather than laterally) through the water column.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 23

pegging

Method of worm fishing where the slip sinker has an object like a toothpick stuck into it to keep the sinker from sliding up the line.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 22

hone

To sharpen hooks or knives with a stone.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 21

swells

Offshore waves that may be generated thousands of miles away. Usually easier to navigate than wave chop, which is steeper and much more frequent. Swells generally become a problem when they near land, as their height increases.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 20

dock lines

Ropes used to moor the boat.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 19

footballs

Little Tuna.

Fishing Slang of the Day - January 18

reaper

Soft plastic lure that resembles a leach. Popular on the west coast.