Texas Rig

The standard, virtually snag-free, worm-rigging method. Consists of a worm, slip sinker, and hook, with the hook point turned inward and back, embedded in the neck area of the worm.


A mark on a fish for identification purposes.


A heavy cord fixed either to an outrigger or to a transom clear and connected to a fishing line to provide hook setting tension when a fish strikes.


The disturbed and often turbulent section of river directly below a large dam where water from the upstream impoundment is released.


A small lead-bodied lure with a treble hook under its belly and a revolving spinner blade at its tail. Used primarily for largemouth and white bass fishing in schooling situations and when the fish are in a surface feeding frenzy.

Temperature (water)

One of the many factors anglers consider when seeking game fish is the water temperature at certain depths. Temperature influences every aspect of a fish’s life: habitat, reproduction, feeding and migration habits.

Terminal Rig

An arrangement of terminal tackle items as a fishing unit.

Terminal Tackle

The individual and collective equipment used at the end of a fishing line: bait, hooks, knots, leaders, lures, sinkers, etc.

Terrestrial Flies

Generally artificial flies used in Fly fishing. These flies imitate insects that live near river banks and that accidentally fall into the water. Most float on the surface, some sink slowly.


The layer of water in a lake (or ocean) in which the temperature changes 10C with each meter increase in depth. The variance in temperature is greater than in the layers above or below.


Part of the set up made up of the line and hook attached together.

Treble hook

This is mainly used by pike anglers or when predator fishing. 3 hooks, 2 with the eye removed, the shanks welded together back to back, with the gapes at 120 degree angle to each other.


A creek, stream, or river that feeds a larger stream or river or lake.


To tow a lure or bait behind a moving boat.


Towing a lure or bait behind a moving boat.


Allowing a float to travel at the speed of the current when fishing on rivers or on running waters.


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