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Glossary of Fishing Terms

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Terms

ice hole
A hole cut through the ice for fishing.


ice-out
The springtime melting and clearing of ice from the surface of a stream, lake or other body of water.


ice-up
The forming of ice in fishing rod guides and other outdoor equipment.


inconnu
A game fish of the Far North; member of the Salmonidae family. Also called sheefish.


in-line
Term used to describe some spinners; also describes in-line planer boards that attach to the line.


inshore
Saltwater fishing close to the coast, as opposed to offshore fishing in deep water for ocean fish. Also applies to fishing close to shore in large freshwater lakes.


iteroparous
Able to spawn more than one time; reproducing annually, or having more than one brood.