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 - May 26

weedline

In salt water, normally made up of floating yellow sargassum weed, created when two offshore currents flow together. A solid weedline is a unique environment, inhabited with all sorts of small of juvenile fish and the predators that feed on them.

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 25

emerger

The stage of an aquatic insect's life cycle when it rises to the surface, sheds its nymphal shuck, and "emerges" as a winged insect.

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 24

grumps

Big Calico Or Sand Bass. Too Tough To Eat, Should Be Released.

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 23

crawfish

Small fresh water crustaceans similar to lobsters only smaller. A favorite food of bass. Also describes a reddish color used in all sorts of lures.

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 22

yo-yoing

retrieve technique in which the lure is presented vertically in an up-and-down motion; commonly used with jigging spoons or tailspinners

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 21

dock lines

Ropes used to moor the boat.

Fishing Slang of the Day - May 20

do nothing

technique developed by Charlie Brewer using light spinning tackle to swim a small, weighted plastic worm with a steady retrieve