Keeping it Reel: Fishing Trivia

Keeping it Reel: Fishing Trivia

When I was a little kid, my dad would take me fishing a couple of times a year. I can't say that I ever really enjoyed it, and as an adult, I've only been fishing one time, and that was more about just hanging around with the guys and drinking beers. However, I do have a few friends that could absolutely spend 50 hours a week fishing if they were able to do so. They find it enjoyable and peaceful. Me? I find it boring. That being said, I did learn more than a few things about fishing when I created this quiz. So, time for you to cast your lines and see what you can catch in terms of a great score on this quiz! Most questions provide a definition and you have to choose the correct term.

A fish snagged by a hook anywhere but its mouth:

Pulling lures and/or baits through the water from a moving boat:

If you are going bottom-fishing, you'd be looking to catch what type of fish?

A fish-like hard lure or plug designed to swim under the surface:

A fishing line with little stretch, low diameter, & excellent sensitivity:

Tossing bait chunks into water along with a baited hook:

Grabbing a fish by inserting a thumb into its mouth and pulling down on lower jaw:

A lure made from colored nylon, rubber, or other filaments added to bait:

Generic name for the recipe to tie a fly:

The maximum number of fish an angler is allowed to keep:

What is another name for a bunker?

A leader used for fly-fishing:

Any hookless lure used to attract a fish:

Poles used on large sportfishing boats to hold fishing lines off to the sides of the boat:

A plug or lure with small propellers that spin when the lure is retrieved:

A fly used in fly-fishing that is intended to sink below the surface of the water:

The use of man-made lures instead of live bait:

A free-swimming oceanic fish, such as tuna, billfish, and mahi-mahi:

What term refers to a very big fish?

A horizontal temperature barrier between two bodies of water:

A lure that is meant to float on top of the water:

2 hooks welded or bent together:

Dropping a lure into the water & moving it up and down to attract fish:

Term used to describe when a fish bites a bait or lure:

A tactic used to make a jig or lure quiver enticingly underwater:

Keeping it Reel: Fishing Trivia

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.