Fishing Terms: Defined

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by pinecone70, May 25, 2010.

  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Catch and Release - A conservation motion that happens most often right before the local Fish and Game officer pulls over a boat that has caught over it's limit.

    Hook - (1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish. (2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his live savings on a new rod and reel. (3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook).

    Line - Something you give your co-workers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.

    Lure - An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.

    Reel - A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard.

    Rod - An attractively painted length of fiberglass that keeps an angler from ever getting too close to a fish.

    School - A grouping in which fish are taught to avoid your $29.99 lures and hold out for spam instead.

    Tackle - What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard.

    Tackle Box - A box shaped alarmingly like your comprehensive first aid kit. Only a tackle box contains many sharp objects, so that when you reach in the wrong box blindly to get a Band Aid, you soon find that you need more than one.

    Test - (1) The amount of strength a fishing line affords an angler when fighting fish in a specific weight range. (2) A measure of your creativity in blaming "that darn line" for once again losing the fish.
  2. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    You forgot:
    Boat- A hole in the water you throw money into!
    The 2 happiest days in a fisherman's life- the day he buys his first boat and the day he sells it.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    you folks are way too serious , come fishin down under.. thats a invite !

  4. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    When we all show you may regret the invitation...:eek:
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    its a big place
  6. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I'm in. I'm long overdue for some fishing. I ate some of the last of my salmon steaks last night. Time to restock!
  7. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
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