A small plastic buoy, often fluorescent color that is tossed into the water to mark a fish holding area or a school of fish. Such buoys are popular for those fishing schooling sport-fish, such as crappie, white bass, or striped bass, in open water.
- Browse Related Terms: Bass, bluegill or bluegills, Cube' powder, damselfly, game fish or game-fish, IGFA, marker buoy, nongame fish, pan fish, Parr, parr marks, pike, redd, Sporting, strain, Taxonomist, warmwater
A small aquatic fly that is an important food for trout, which means it is also important for fly-anglers.
- Browse Related Terms: Backing, bag limit, Bait restrictions, bead-headed midges, Break, dry fly, Edge effect, float tube, fly, flies, Light Cahill, mayfly, night-fisherman, peacock ladies, Pro, San Juan worms, wet fly, wooly worm, or wooly bugger, zug bug
A brand name in-line spinner.
- Browse Related Terms: A.C. Plug, Bomber Long "A", Gamakatsu, Gizit, Hopkins spoons, KastMaster, Mepps spinners, Panther Martins, Pencil Poppers, Pop-R, Power Bait, Power Worms, Power Craw, Power Eggs, Power Grubs, Power Worms, Rapala, Rat-L-Trap, Rooster Tails, Shad Rap, Super Duper, Z-ray, Zara Puppy, Zara Spook, Zara Pooch
A lake classification describing middle-aged bodies of water between oligotrophic (young) and eutrophic (old) classifications. It is a body of water with a moderate amount of dissolved nutrients.
- Browse Related Terms: air bladder, BAR, Benthic, broodfish, freshwater, Hypothermia, Lateral line, mesotrophic, Oligotrophic, Stocked, stream, swim bladder, Wild fish
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The four phases or quarters of the moon are usually what the fisherman is concerned with. Generally, the bad times in a month occur three days prior and three days after the full moon or new moon. The first-quarter and second-quarter periods are considered as the good moon times.
- Browse Related Terms: Action, angling, dabbing, die-off, dip net, feeding times, holding station, inactive fish, moon times, put-and-take
The common name of Gambusia affinis (Baird and Gunther). A small fish found in practically all ponds. Also known as topminnow, it reaches a size of up to 3 inches, inhabits shallow water and feeds on mosquito larvae and plankton.
- Browse Related Terms: balance, biology, Biomass, Ethics, gill net, gill-net, ichthyology, Limiting factor, Mosquitofish, over-fishing, Overpopulated (overcrowded), Pond Check, Put and take fishery, tagging, Yield limit