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14 Words With Completely Different Meanings To Hardcore Anglers

14 Words With Completely Different Meanings To Hardcore Anglers

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:

1. Hog

Actual definition:A domesticated pigWhat it means to anglers:A bass so big you’ll for sure be uploading a pic to Instagram

2. Winter

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.

3. Boat

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.

4. Cover

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.

6. Need

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.

7. Bite

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

8. Heaven

Actual definition:A place of supreme happiness.What it means to anglers:Fishing

9. Lure

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

10. Pole

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.

11. Lake

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.

12. Break-off

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.

14. Catch

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