Definition of indicator
An object or device designed to show when a fish bites the bait at the end of a fishing line. These are typically a floating object attached to a fishing line which is cast out into the water and commonly referred to as a bobber or float. Another type is a spring or thin material attached to the tip-guide of an ice fishing rod which will show even the lightest of bites on the bait.
Variations of the term indicator
• spring bobber
How to use indicator in a sentence
We use small indicators to avoid spooking steelhead in shallow streams.