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.
Systematically covering the water by visualizing numbers on a clock, making casts to each number in a fan like pattern.
Professional anglers who are paid to help other angler locate and catch fish.
Non-targeted sea life caught by commercial fishermen. Tuna longlines have a bycatch of turtles or mahi-mahi, for instance. Shrimp nets have a bycatch of at least a hundred species of fish and crab, discarded overboard.
A permanent raised steering platform on an offshore sportfishing boat. From this elevated platform, the captain has a better view of everything, including the trolling baits and any approaching fish.
Term that refers to releasing the fish you catch so that they can live to fight another day, and thus insuring a productive fishery.
technique by which a bait is cast and allowed to lie motionless (or with no motion imparted by the angler) for long periods of time
a group of bass or other fish congregated in a small area