Fishing Glossary E

earthworm – A common term for any of the many different fishing worms, including night crawlers (two words), garden worms, leaf worms, dillys, and red wigglers.

edge – The borders created by a change in the structure or vegetation in a lake. Examples are edges of tree lines, weed lines, and the edges of a drop-off.

egg sinker – An egg-shaped fishing weight with a hole through the center for the line to pass through.

electro-fishing, electro-fish, electro-shocking – A term used to describe using electrical current to temporarily stun fish, typically during fish surveys.

eutrophic – Highly fertile waters characterized by warm, nutrient-rich shallow basins.

eyelets – The eyelets are the line guides or rings on a fishing rod through which line is passed.