Glossary Category: Fishing and Boating Terminology

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The act of fishing with a plastic worm, lizard, crawfish, or similar bait.

Tail Spinners 

Compact, lead-bodied lures with one or two spinner blades attached to the tail, and a treble hook suspended from the body; designed to resemble a wounded shad; effective on schooling bass.


Abrupt edge of a weedbed caused by a change in depth, bottom type, or other factor.


An area in a body of water that slopes toward deeper depths.

Terminal Tackle 

Angling equipment, excluding artificial baits, attached to the end of a fishing line; examples include hooks, snaps, swivels, snap-swivels, sinkers, floats, and plastic beads.

Texas Rig 

The method of securing a hook to a soft plastic bait worm, lizard, crawfish, so that the hook is weedless. A slip sinker is threaded onto the line and then a hook is tied to the end of the line. […]