As you have been reading our blog you may have wondered what some of our fishing terms mean!
I’ve made a short glossary of the most commonly used terms…
1) Pig, hog, cannon, tiger: all of these terms refer to a large fish or a Tyee
2) Chicken, Turkey or barn door: these are the various sizes of Halibut; barn door being the largest
3) Kelp bong: a device made from bull kelp to drink beer (beer bong)
4) Rock dog / rock sausage: another name for seals
5) Black bomber: another name for a black rockfish
6) Long-line release / farmed: terms describing the unintentional loss of a fish. Used in a sentence – “Man, I just farmed a hog and snapped the line!”
7) Sizzler: a word used to describe either the size or the strength of a fish that is running quickly
8) Corked: used to describe the bend in a rod when playing a fish.
9) Bell Ringer: the Bell Ringer is the name of our dock bar and fish weighing area. A Bellringer is a Tyee or a fish over 30 lb. which deserves at least 3 rings on our QCL Tyee bell.
As the season goes on I’m sure new terms will be used and I will make an update of the fishing dictionary.
Tight lines for now,
Chelsea – Fishmaster