Fishing Lingo

Here is a short list of terms you need to be familiar with as you go on more fishing adventures.

Blade bait – This is a weighted, fish-shaped blade made with a swinging hook and designed for fishing deep.

Casting spoon – This is a spoon-shaped metal or hard plastic lure that wobbles to attract fish. They can be fitted with a solid hook or swinging hook that has a single, double, or treble points.

Chum – This consists of live, dead, ground-up or prepared baits and scents used in fresh and saltwater.

Chumming – This is a fishing technique wherein the bait or scent of a chum is released into the water to attract fish.

Crank bait – This is a fish-like lure made of plastic or wood and is designed to swim under the surface.

Jig – This is also known as bucktails. This weighted-body lure is molded on special hooks and rigged with a worm, hair tail, or soft plastic skirt.

Snap – This refers to a small device that is tied to the line and used for attachment and quick release of hooks, rigs and lures.

Still fishing – This is a manner of fishing without moving the bait once it is cast.

Strike – This refers to a fish taking a lure or bait.

Tackle box – This refers to a box or bag with special compartments and features to hold terminal tackle, hooks, lures and other fishing gears.

Terminal tackle – This is used as an overall term for describing bobbers, sinkers, hooks, rigs, snaps, swivels and other gear used at the end of a fishing line.

Top water lure – This is a type of lure made of hard plastic, hollow rubber, or wood designed to float on the surface and attract fish when twitched or moved.

Trolling – This is a method in fishing wherein the boat is slowly running while trailing lures or bait.

Trolling spoon – This is a large spoon that is trailed behind a boat to catch fish.

Weedless Spoon – This is a type of wobbling spoons made of a fixed hook and guard for fishing weeds.

With Ware’s the Fish Charters, you can learn more aspect of fishing and have fun at the same time. We are the right crew to handle your great fishing adventure in Key West, Florida. We ensure safety as well as excitement in every trip!

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