Example: “Unfortunately, the big mamas did not come out to play today. Definition: Another term for a pickerel because they are usually long and skinny and slither through the weeds like a snake. Turns out, that 5 pounder was just a decoy bass!”. In tournaments, fish are generally weighed in using a weigh-in bag which is just a bag or “a sack”. Your right brain topics force readers to think about the many aspects of fly-fishing beyond the gear and science. The common meaning of the verb skunk is to defeat thoroughly in a game. Definition: Military tanks are known for being gigantic in size, so anglers use this word to describe any bass that they consider to be large or “built like a tank”. He is an stud man!! Definition: Bass that are young and therefore are small in size. Common in shows like iCarly and Drake and Josh Example: “I don’t want anyone to know how I caught them today so I am just going to tell them that I was dropshottin’ spinnerbaits when they ask what I was doing different.”. Definition: One thing about fish in general is that if you hold them out as far as you can and take a close up picture, an angler can make a 2 pound bass look like a 5 pounder in a photograph. Because of the line attached to the lure and the effort the angler puts into getting the lure to go back and forth at a certain speed, it is referred to as walking the dog. Example: “I couldn’t get any smallmouth to eat so I bailed and went fishing the weeds for some lazy Larry’s. Anglers say, “trim down for what” meaning that they are running their boats with the trim up so they could go faster and are putting themselves in more danger. It no longer mattered that I had been skunked in the marsh. You are really going to have to work for bites on tournament day to try and get 5 keeper fish.”. Example: “Matt is leading the tournament right now with 20-pounds but Grae hasn’t weighed in yet and rumor on the dock is that he is about to weigh in a friggin’ sack! Although, this stereotype isn’t always 100% true, it is still well known and therefore anglers began calling big female bass “Big Berthas”. I will send an email! Anglers call this “getting skunked” because they are implying that they stink (suck) at fishing. They would not eat it if I was constantly moving it, they wanted it slow and soaked.”. They are such a beautiful fish with their bronzeback glistening in the sun, I believe it is definitely worth the risk of not winning just to catch a couple smallmouth.”. Example: “I caught a straight up bottom dweller today, this smallmouth was so dark it looked like it has been living at the depths of this lake for a very long time. Say the legal limit for fish on the water you are fishing, a line burner would be a fish whose tail just barely touches 12-inches on the ruler. ‘He/she has a sack’ means that the angler has a big limit of fish or that they caught a big limit of fish. Skunked To catch zero fish or keepers. “We went out today during the tournament and my partner and I really sacked em’ up, we caught a ton of fish and I think we really have a chance to win the tournament.”. Because it is a lot smaller and has a lot less power than the motor on the back of the boat, the trolling motor is mainly used for traveling short distances and keeping the boat in place so angler’s will commonly refer to the trolling motor as “using the small motor”. A goose egg looks like a zero, which is why it is used to indicate not catching anything. Military tanks are known for being gigantic in size, so anglers use this word to describe any bass that they consider to be large or “built like a tank”. Definition: Describes any type of fish that is in deep water and on the bottom, (not suspended in the water column.) Tight lines! … In response – Well, ya can’t beat the weather!”. Stud is often used in the regular world as a word to describe a guy that is good looking and has his life together, so anglers took this world and decided to relate it to the bass fishing world by calling large fish studs because they are big and healthy. “We might as well have caught this fish while fishing down the isles at Walmart because this thing is huge!! Skunk #1 is a hybrid strain that has influenced cannabis on a global scale, parenting a horde of skunk crosses. One could also use the term to represent the physical and mental annihilation of the other team in drinking games. “I was just out on the main lake and you guys better be careful if you plan on going out there, it’s a blowing out there.”. I have extensive knowledge of Northeastern lakes/reservoirs and have recently been getting into Ice fishing. Whether you want to impress your friends visiting from out of town, want to show your kids a good time on the water, or just want to tight lines yourself, this podcast is for you. When asked what they used to catch their fish or how they were catching their fish, they will answer sarcastically, ‘on a lure’, if they do not want to reveal what they were throwing and what they caught their fish on. Some fisherman will say being skunked means not catching the species they were after, and any other species of fish doesn't count. If I don’t bring a fish to hand or net then it’s skunked. Definition: References a hippopotamus because they are known to grow to such huge size, spotapotamus refers to a large spotted bass. When using pre-fish, they could be talking about the days leading up to the tournament or even if they were on the lake two months before the tournament. “Forget throwing any of those finesse style baits, I’m not into catching small fish. The fish will seem as if they are actually on top of each other in the water, like they are “stacked”. Skunked. They are known for looking like a football especially when they are in the 3.5 to 4 pound range. Here at Skunked Fishing we are a community of friends who love to fish and come off the water with success. Philo, this was over a year ago so I’m sure we didn’t cross paths. He proceeded to repeatedly call it “Big Mama”. It does sound fun knowing that you're going to get your limit of fish and game every time – a definition … Usually used to describe smallmouth bass that group up and swim together in a body of water. Examples include: musky, walleye, pickerel, and pike. B: "I think the dog got skunked!" I was on fish all week and then it was like they disappeared when I tried to catch them during the tournament.”. Stud is often used in the regular world as a word to describe a guy that is good looking and has his life together, so anglers took this world and decided to relate it to the bass fishing world by calling large fish studs because they are big and healthy. Known to be tremendously hard to pull off. The phrase comes from the weigh-in bag used in tournaments looking like a sack, so when an angler says that they “sacked em’ up” it means that they caught a ton of fish that would fill their weigh-in bag to the brim. Usually requires heavy line and heavy lures. I think he might of knocked it out.”. Definition: Angler slang for describing a fish that they hooked. “Matt is leading the tournament right now with 20-pounds but Grae hasn’t weighed in yet and rumor on the dock is that he is about to weigh in a friggin’ sack! Definition: Using moving baits to run into stumps in the water on purpose causing a deflection and a reaction strike from the fish. In this phrase, ‘she’ is referring to the body of water or mother nature. Example: “I don’t know what happened today during the tournament, I only ended up weighing in one fish but I swear to you guys I caught em’ in practice. Definition: Bass boats have motors that trim up and down so that they can navigate different types of water. Definition: Describes the livewell on a boat because they are usually boxed shaped. Example: “I weighed in 15-pounds today which was good but I could of weighed in 18-pounds if I didn’t drop a 4-pound fish right next to the boat. Throwing a bait on the market called TRD (the reel deal), it’s a small straight worm that looks like a little turd. It uses enzymes to break down the skunk scent. 220-304: Fish—Surplus salmon eggs. Definition: Term used to replace tournament. I’d rather catch 5 fat girls over 20 skinny fish any day of the week.”. 141 likes. When a bass boat motor is trimmed down, the propeller is lower in the water column so the boat moves slower but has less of a chance of coming out of the water, especially in rough water. I started entering into my own tournaments when I was 16 and since then I have not looked back. Quote; Share this post. Your humble knowledge and expertise is backed up by research and experience. When someone is talking about a unit they are usually describing a mechanical machine that is large in size, so bass fisherman took this word and use it to describe any type of fish that is huge for that species of fish. They go out before the tournament, catch giant fish or bring giant fish with them and put them in a cage and sink it somewhere only they know about on the lake. Example: “Everyone I talked to that is fishing today said that it has been a grind out there on the lake. It comes, instead, in waves. “That is way too far away to use the trolling motor to get there, it’d be better to fire up the big motor and run over there so that we could get there almost 4-times as fast.”. I think he might of knocked it out.”. “I have a five fish limit but 4 of them are nothing to brag about, I do have one in the boat though that is “5 and change”, that helped my total weight a lot.”. Example: “Take a look at this picture of this smallmouth I got from the Susquehanna River, it is a complete tank and when I hooked into him I could barely even move him at first until he took off running.”. This angler would then “cull” or remove the smallest fish and replace it with the bigger fish they just caught. Definition: Phrase that could be used in two different senses. Fowler ventured out walleye angling 12 times in April, and he only got "skunked" once. Term used to describe the biggest fish weighed in during a tournament or the biggest fish caught throughout the day when fun fishing. They caught 30 pounds of fish in 5 casts, and they knew right then and there they stumbled on a special area. Slack tide No tidal movement, usually that period between incoming and outgoing tides. “I was on the lake all day sticking fat girls, you should have seen the size of these fish I was catching!”. Not a good time to fish. “Ryan, the guppy master, posted that picture of that 2-pound largemouth on instagram and told everyone it was a 6-pounder. Although, no one really knows where it came from, it became a very popular phrase in the fishing world and anglers all over the world are calling big bass over 5-pounds, big mamas. More commonly used to describe fish such as catfish, carp, and suckers although it is sometimes used to describe panfish also. I knew I could get those fish to eat.”. Example: “I was idling around graphing a rock shoal earlier and I think I found the sauce in 25 feet of water. Used to describe a largemouth bass because they are known to not be as active as other species of bass. Slang for a 5 fish limit weighed on a scale that reads over 30-pounds. Download for free on iOS or Android today! Definition: Used to describe any type of fish that is not a bass and cannot be weighed in during a tournament. It simply means that the weather is really bad, it could be in terms of that it is raining, thunder-storming, or even snowing, but it usually always associates to wind along with one of those. Basically, they are saying that they caught so many fish, if they kept them all they would be able to fill up the entire boat with them. Do I smell a book in the works? I think that makes us appreciate them all the more. Fish to hand, net, or photo in water to avoid skunk. If an angler calls a spot they are fishing the sauce, it means that they believe they found one of, if not, the best fishing spots on that body of water and it is going to continue being the best for years to come. Sometimes, learning what didn’t work is just as important as learning what did. And, it was good to be reminded that I couldn’t. It doesn’t seem like anyone is really catching them, and the fish they are catching seem to be few and far between. Definition: Phrase used to describe the motor on the back of a bass boat. I’ve even considered fishing with a hookless fly to this extent, such as on bear creek with the voluntary fishing ban. Hydrilla is a type of vegetation that grows in the water, known for holding largemouth bass. Skunked is a term we use when referring to beer that’s been compromised by exposure to UV rays. but the angler talks about the boat instead of the net. Too bad for him, “you got skunked beotch” Muahahaha! Refers to fishing for bass that are not really eating, but the angler can still get them to bite by throwing their lure out and letting it sit there for a very long time. If I forgot to put it on, I couldn’t get a bite to save my life.”. this has by far has been the worst fishing season since I moved here 8 years ago, but I keep trying and hope to hook into something. Famous bass angler, Mark Zona, uses this term to describe any bass he considers to be big. , I think we’re going to need a bigger boat man, I don’t know if this fish is going to fit in here!” (Again, this could be stated as serious statement or a sarcastic statement.). It washes over you, permeates you. Sitting on the bubble means one little flaw tomorrow and I’m out, talk about nerve wrecking.”. I am not kidding you, my dog took a direct hit to the face a few years ago, and I keep my dog box in the back seat of my truck so I wanted to de-skunk him the best I could--I sprayed that stuff on him and within 5 minutes it was totally manageable. This is a popular response to being asked how the fishing was, and it was not the greatest. I don’t mind a long-line release since I will let them go anyway. Definition: Common assumption made by some anglers that believe that the bigger bait that you throw the bigger the fish will be that eats it. Personally, I like the challenge and when I catch a fish, it seems more rewarding. Phrase used to describe the motor on the back of a bass boat. “I don’t know what happened today during the tournament, I only ended up weighing in one fish but I swear to you guys I caught em’ in practice. “It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s spotzillllaaaa!!! Term used for describing launch the morning of a tournament. In my opinion that is.” They caught 30 pounds of fish in 5 casts, and they knew right then and there they stumbled on a special area. It forces us to reevaluatue our techniques. When a fish is guarding this bed, they are usually described as being ‘on bed’. Example: “I don’t feel like fishing the weeds today and trying to catch individual fish here and there, I’m going to go out and chase schoolers. Definition: Phrase used to make fun of a spinning rod. During the tournament they pull the cage up and put the fish in their livewell. The fish that are running together are often called “schoolers” by anglers and usually act this way in order to attack baitfish. I went fishing at the Owens River today and got skunked. But instead it’s just a little piglet.”. The fish just love to be in that sloppy green stuff.”. 100% private. When an angler catches a fish when the bait immediately enters the water or when an angler catches a fish in an area where fish aren’t biting they will refer to these actions as they “hit em on the head”. Fishing etiquette is to represent companies that you believe in and used their products before they sponsored you. “We have a big old goose egg in the boat after fishing for four hours.”. This could be 15 minutes or 6 hours. Heavy goes on to say, “If you must catch or harvest something to have a good day fishing or hunting, you might want to shop for groceries instead.” No one gets skunked in a grocery store. Example: “How was the fishing out there guys? Mostly commonly used to describe fish such as walleye, catfish, or carp because they spend most of their lives relating to the bottom of the body of water, but in some cases anglers will refer to bass as bottom dwellers as well because they, (especially smallmouth) are known to sit on the bottom in some circumstances. I think the scale read it at 5.2 pounds!”. Example: “As soon as my jig hit the water that bass ate it, I must of hit em’ on the head because I’m telling you, the bait wasn’t in the water for more than 2 seconds and I saw my line swimming away. I agree with Troy: “I call them LDR’s long distant releases. Someone who takes sponsorships from any company that offers them. Example: “OMG Derek, we’re going to need a bigger net! Typically referred to as blowdowns because wind is usually what causes these trees to fall in the water. its not tenkara related but last year I went to alaska, I caught 170 pounds of halibut and one 40 pound king salmon. Therefore many anglers will call these fish “bronzebacks”. “I was going to go out fishing today but I got to the launch and she looked a little mad today so i decided that I better just leave her alone and go home.”. I hate being on the bubble because I could just as easily get bumped out of the top 50 as I could make it in. “My next spot is only a walk away, so if we don’t catch anything in the next 15-minutes we’re going to fire up the big motor and go on a walk.”. Or a lot of them will relating to the same piece of structure and the angler can catch multiple fish fast. 220-303: Fish—Conservation areas. Common phrase used by anglers when they do not want to reveal what they caught their fish on. Example: “That is way too far away to use the trolling motor to get there, it’d be better to fire up the big motor and run over there so that we could get there almost 4-times as fast.”. Some fisherman use this term in a similar way, to mean "catching no fish at all", "zero fish to the boat". He extended his arm when I took the picture and I got really close so it looks huge in the picture!! , man do I hate those things, Morizo Shimizu big this smallmouth is numbers! 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