Casting and, by implication, fishing while wading in the water.
Waterproof garment made for wading, usually chest or thigh high.
Any boot suitable or adapted for wading.
A 1 of the perch family, commonly nicknamed blue pike and similar to sauger, a related species. Walleye are from a different family than pike. The term walleye-pike, though common, is a misnomer.
Referring to fish habitat, fish that are found in warmwater habitats: largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish, etc., as opposed to coldwater species such as trout, grayling and salmon.
A commonly caught species of the sunfish family and a popular game fish. Not warmouth bass.
Generally, freshwater fish that spawn at temperatures above 16 degrees C (60 degrees F). The chief warmwater game species are bass, sunfish, walleye and pike. See coldwater species.
A colloquial name for anhinga or cormorant. Note that anhinga and cormorant are different species.
A member of the drum family along with related seatrout species, including the sand seatrout, spotted seatrout and silver seatrout. Sometimes called grey trout, although this is not biologically correct.
A protective device on hooks to prevent picking up weeds.
Style of hook for fishing bait or lures that has a protected or shielded point to allow fishing in weedy areas without catching weeds.
The edge of a line of weeds. In salt water it can also mean a thin line of weeds strung out in the current as a result of tide or current flows. See breakline.
Abbreviation. WF. Tapered fly line with the heavy part of the line in front. See fly line. Also can apply to a weight-forward spinner that often is used to catch walleyes.
A sinking artificial fly that primarily represents sub-surface forms of aquatic insects in fresh water.
The final knot to finish an imitation fly.
A grass carp. See amur.
A member of the temperate bass family, which includes striped bass, yellow bass, white perch, others.
West Coast game fish, member of the croaker family.
A low dam extending from a major dam. Also called wing dike.
Anadromous fishes that return to fresh water in autumn or winter, migrate to spawning areas and then spawn in late winter or spring.