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Old 07-24-2011, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Fishing Terminology

I've always heard Lunker as a term for large bass, does this apply to other fish as well? I didn't see it elsewhere on the list.
Wiper - another name for a striped bass hybrid

From the saltwater side:
Specks are another name for sea-trout, at least in my area.
Silver King is a tarpon
Jumping a tarpon, to answer Milt's question from a few months back, is somewhere between a hook and a landing, and a bonus if you also land the fish. Some tarpon will jump the instant they are hooked, while others run deep.
Bowing to the King is what you do when a tarpon jumps; this is the action you see where an angler pushes his rod toward the fish so as to not have a perfect aerial venue for watching your lure come flying out of the tarpon's mouth because of the tension.
Baitstealers - encountered when fishing with bait and pretty self-explanatory, though not always; these can be fish or weeds, anything that manages to extricate your bait from your hook without replacing said bait with its jaws

I saw it mentioned earlier, but is this list still being compiled into a more digestible format? I have a lot of free internet time on my hands in the evenings while still in Sweden until mid-August... that's what happens when you don't have any fishing gear on hand...
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