Member of the jack family of fish.
Since 1988, rainbow trout has been considered part of the Pacific salmon family. Before 1988, it was classified in the Atlantic salmon/trout family.
Part of a river where the current is fast and the surface is usually broken by obstructions. Usually used in its plural form: a set of rapids or a stretch of rapids. To say we ran a rapid is poor form.
Harvesting fish for personal use, fun and/or challenge. Recreational fishing usually does not include sale of the catch.
Also called channel bass and redfish.
A bottom-feeding tropical reef fish.
A reddish discoloration of waters, both marine and fresh, due to a large buildup of certain protozoan flagellates.
A spawning bed made by members of the Salmonidae family.
Member of the sunfish family.
A species of bass.
A species of pickerel, along with chain and grass; member of the pike family.
A common term for red drum.
A member of the sucker family.
A specific type of angleworm or earthworm used for fishing. Also known as redwiggler.
The part of a reel mounted on a rod.
That part of a fishing rod that holds the reel in place.
A man-made slope or bank of stones used on a shoreline for erosion control.
A member of the sunfish family along with other bass species. Sometimes called redeye, although redeye bass is a different species of fish. Includes four species: shadow, Ozark, Roanoke and northern rock bass.
A general term for the dozens of rock1 found along the Pacific. Where possible, the specific species name should be used; subsequent references can refer to rockfish. Also a colloquial name used in the Maryland-Virginia-Chesapeake Bay and other regions for striped bass or striped bass hybrids.
A device used to hold a fishing pole or rod; generally mounted on the gunwale or stern of a boat to hold a rod or rods while trolling for fish.
A special type of fly-casting in which the line is not cast above the water but instead rolled out with the line lying on the water.
A subtropical coastal game fish; member of the jack family.
A specialty sinker with a rubber center. Rubbercor is a trade name for a
1. A smooth-water stretch of a stream. 2. A group of fish migrating in a river (most often on a spawning migration that may comprise one or many stocks
The part of precipitation and snowmelt that reaches streams by flowing over the ground.