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Zander species of fish Zebco reel manufacturers Zooplankton Small aquatic animals that are suspended or swimming in water.   If you have a term or definition you think we should add, please Contact Us and we’ll...

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Yolk Sac In embryos and early fish larvae, a bag-like ventral extension of the gut containing nutrive materials. It nourishes the growing fish until it is able to feed itself. Yearling A one year old fish Yield The weight or...

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Undulating To move in waves. Referring to the movement of a female fish’s tail in a waving motion used to move gravel for the construction of a redd. Uni Knot a knot used for terminal and line-to-line connections. Upstream...

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Vegetation Fishermen refer to any underwater plant as vegetation. Ventral fin the fin located on the front of a fish’s abdomen Vermiculations These are short wavy worm like lines on the back and sides of some fish....

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Wading entering the water to fish, or fishing from a bank Wading Staff a stick or pole that helps to balance and steady and angler while wading in a fast current Waggler A float attached to fishing line by its bottom only, used...

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Quartering Sea waves coming toward the side. Quill Float a float made from the quill of peacock feathers. Not used as much nowadays. Quiver tip special type of rod used to detect bites when ledgering. It has a sensitive tip that...

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Rapids a section of stream or river that is characterized by small falls and turbulent high velocity water. Reed a pit or trough made by female salmon and trout in the gravel bottom of rivers or streams for spawning. Essentially...

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Salamander a small, lizard-like animal. Salinity the concentration of salt in a body of water. For example, the salinity of a saltwater wetland changes whenever freshwater is added when it rains, and each time the saltwater is...

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Tag a mark on a fish for identification purposes. Tagline a heavy cord fixed either to an outrigger or to a transom clear and connected to a fishing line to provide hooksetting tension when a fish strikes. Tailrace the disturbed...

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Oceanic the open ocean. Offshore Fishing fishing the deep-water areas on the edges of ocean currents or the blue-water shelves for big-game pelagic species, particularly billfish and tuna. Oligotrophic Lake a lake which is...

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Palming Rim the overlapping rim flange on the spool of a fly reel, manually used as an auxiliary spool brake. Palomar Knot a fishing knot for terminal connections. Pan-Dressing method of cleaning small fish that may or may not...

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Tip of The Month

Smallmouth Bass prefer cool, oxygen rich water.

Therefore, try streams and rivers with fast moving water. Smallmouth can also be found behind brush or other debris and where rocks breach the surface, creating oxygen rich water.

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