Us anglers have our own dictionary. We speak about buzzbaits and lateral lines and lunkers and, unless you're also obsessed with fishings, you can probably get a little lost with our lingo. Here are 13 words that mean something COMPLETELY different when you're an angler:
Actual definition:A domesticated pigWhat it means to anglers:A bass so big you’ll for sure be uploading a pic to Instagram
Actual definition:The coldest season of the year that is after autumn and before springWhat it means to anglers:The dark, lonely months where we are forced to stop fishing and be a regular member of society.
Actual definition:a small vessel propelled on water by oars, sails, or an engine.What it means to anglers:The vehicle to happiness that any angler could be lucky enough to have.
Actual definition:To be spread over or on top of (something)What it means to anglers:The place bass try (and fail) to hide from us.
5. Blow Up
Actual definition:A small vehicle that is used for traveling on waterWhat it means to anglers:The adrenaline pumping experience where a bass comes through the surface to bite your bait.
Actual definition:Something you require because it is absolutely necessary.What it means to anglers:Something you saw someone else use to catch several fish and you now absolutely cannot live without.
Actual definition:To press down on or cut into (someone or something) with the teethWhat it means to anglers:The adrenaline inducing thrill of a fish actually taking your bait
Actual definition:A place of supreme happiness.What it means to anglers:Fishing
Actual definition:tempt (a person or an animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.What it means to anglers:Something we can NEVER get enough of
Actual definition:a long, slender, rounded piece of wood or metal, typically used with one end placed in the ground as a support for something.What it means to anglers:Our most important instrument that is to be treated as such.
Actual definition:A large body of water surrounded by land.What it means to anglers:A place of bliss and tranquility where one can cast a line for hours on end.
Actual definition:To become severedWhat it means to anglers:The heartbreaking feeling of anguish you feel when a big fish comes off the hook before you get it into the boat.
13. Hook Set
Actual definition:A sharp motion made with a fishing rod in order to "set" the hook firmly into the mouth of the fish that has taken the bait.What it means to anglers:When you lip a bucketmouth and your entire body tingles.
Actual definition:To intercept and hold (something that has been thrown)What it means to anglers:The best feeling in the world that keeps us coming back every time.
Updated February 7th, 2019 at 9:29 AM CT