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 - September 24

do-nothing rig

Western, clear water technique generally applied in deep water and on light line. Consists of main line with a small brass sinker, then a bead, and light wire hook. Baits are usually small 4-inch worms. The rig is dropped to desired depth and then just slightly jiggled or left to "do nothing."

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 23

surf rod

Long rods designed to cast and manage line while fishing in surf.

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 22

zipper worm

New style of plastic worm that features a flat body with ridges that look similar to a zipper on clothing. Very popular on the west coast.

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 21

locking through

the process of passing through navigation locks and dams on a body of water

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 20

spring tide

High tides caused by seasonal lunar influence.

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 19

wall-hanger

a trophy bass

Fishing Slang of the Day - September 18

locators

Common nickname for depthfinders since they will often display images of fish as they pass over them.