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 - December 5

hole jumping

the practice of knowingly fishing a location that was previously discovered to be productive by someone else — usually another competitor in a tournament; it is generally considered to be unethical, though it may not be against any rules

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 4

butt seat

A seat that is shaped in a sort of half moon design, which anglers often use to lean against while fishing. Also known as "Bike" seats.

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 3

bucketmouth

slang term for largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 2

slowtroll

term Used For Nose Hooking A Bait And Kicking The Boat In Gear And Moving Slowly To Keep The Bait Alive

Fishing Slang of the Day - December 1

skipping

a casting method that propels a bait under overhanging cover such as a dock, trees or bushes; the force of the sidearm cast causes the bait to skip over the surface and under the cover

Fishing Slang of the Day - November 30

planer boards

Devices used in trolling to run lines out to lateral positions away from each side of the boat. Planers keep multiple trolling lines separated to avoid tangles and to cover a wider area.

Fishing Slang of the Day - November 29

crankbait

A plastic or wooden lure with a diving bill, that dives downward when retrieved or "cranked."