Glossary Category: Fishing and Boating Terminology

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

Swimming Lures 

Sinking type artificial baits designed to resemble a swimming baitfish.  Such plugs vibrate and/or wobble during retrieve; some have built-in rattles.  Also called lipless crankbaits.


A description of a lure designed to be fished in heavy cover with a minimum amount of snagging.

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.