Fishing Glossary N

nares – The nostrils of fish.

nest – The spot in where are fish, such as a largemouth bass or bluegill, deposits its eggs. Some nests, such as those for largemouth bass, can be well defined. For largemouth bass, the female lays the eggs and the male guards the eggs. See the listing for “redd.”

night crawler – A common type of worm used in fishing.

night-fisherman – An angler who fishes at night.

nongame fish – Include all the species of fish except the game fish (see game fish entry).

nonnative fish – A fish that is not native to Arizona.

nymph – The nymphal sate of an aquatic insect, or an imitation of same for nymph-fishing.