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.
A vertical presentation where a lure is worked up and down (rather than laterally) through the water column.
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.
To sharpen hooks or knives with a stone.
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.
Ropes used to moor the boat.
Soft plastic lure that resembles a leach. Popular on the west coast.