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 - April 17

fan casting

Systematically covering the water by visualizing numbers on a clock, making casts to each number in a fan like pattern.

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 16

guides

Professional anglers who are paid to help other angler locate and catch fish.

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 15

bycatch

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.

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 14

flying bridge

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.

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 13

catch-and-release

Term that refers to releasing the fish you catch so that they can live to fight another day, and thus insuring a productive fishery.

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 12

deadsticking

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

Fishing Slang of the Day - April 11

school

a group of bass or other fish congregated in a small area