Skunked= Going fishing and not catching anything.
Get Da Frabill- Telling your partner to get the net so you can land a fish.
Black on Da Back- Running a Mercury motor.
Running Meat- The act of using a crawler harness or Scootchie Rig to try and catch some walleyes.
Reefing and Gaffing= Going trolling
Perch Jerkin' = Going fishing for perch
Snakes= Small Northern Pike
Running Meat= Pulling crawler harnesses using night crawlers as bait while trolling
Cranks- Pulling different types of crankbaits while trolling
Gills= Another name for a Bluegill
Bugle Trout= White Suckers or Redhorse
Boilers= Anything other than a chinook, coho or rainbow from Lake Michigan
Minnow Wench= non-fishing friend in college that we would buy a six pack for with the expectation that he would run up and down the river bank feeding us minnows during the walleye run (used in context: "Hey Minnow Wench, get down here, I'm empty!")
Salad Shooter= a boat propeller that's seen a couple of gravel piles. Cuts through weed beds better than a new, smooth prop.
Smelt= past tense of what flatulence results in (used in context: "That one really smelt! Prolly gonna itch when it dries!")
Toothy Mother= large northern pike
Stump Carp= largemouth bass
Trolling for bikinis= Fishing off the swimming beach
Sewer Salmon= Bullheads
Wood Bass= Snagged on a stump or catching a stick
Mr. Whiskers= Catfish
Game Warden= Carp Cop
The Mud= An area in the middle of Lake Winnebago, mainly used for trolling
Chocolate Milk= An area where the water is very stirred up and resembles chocolate milk in color.
Pork Chop In A Can= Beer
That'll make the team= Keeper in a tournament
Got Shoulders= Big Eye
Big Creeker= Someone that just saw you catch a fish and pulls next to you
Salad= Refers to having a clump of weeds wrapped up in your line, or on the floor of your boat, or wrapped around your prop.
Shaker- A small salmon or trout you catch while trolling on Lake Michigan
Legless lizards = Lake Trout (No teeth. No scales. No spines.)
Swing and a miss= When you miss a bite
Long distance release= Fish getting off prior to being netted or landed
Cigars= Small walleyes
Bottom Bass= Snag
Lock Jaw = Fish are not biting
Roll 'em = Time to bring in the trolling spread
Pick 'em & stick 'em = Bringing in the trolling spread
3 to a side, 6 boards wide = Trolling spread
Winder= One who likes to reel in fish but cares little for knowing about the process. Common on charters both on the Great Lakes and saltwater.
Getting Slimed= To catch a musky. "I finally got slimed" or "Boat got slimed for the first time this year."
Speckled Suckers= Crappies for Muskies
Bloaters/ Goatheads = sheepshead
SWR ( Secret Weapon Rig) = 2 or 3 color lead pulled on a downrigger
Runin and Gunin = running from area to area looking for active fish
Fishing on Credit= pull up the line and see nothing but a bare hook
Crawler Ball- Glob a bunch of night crawlers on a hook and cast it for anything that will bite.
"Here we go!"- What Axl says when a flag goes down on a planner board as he jumps to the rod.
Jeet et?- What your partner says when he is getting hungry.
Green Carp- What walleye guys call Smallmouth Bass
Pulling Boards- Trolling while using planer boards
Snot Rocket- Another name for a Northern Pike
Weekend Warrior- A person who lives to fish just on the weekends and after the honey-do-list is done for the day.