Definition of snag
1. When a lure or bait rig unintentionally hooks an object in the water or along the bottom of a waterway.
2. The intentional act of hooking fish with the weighted hooks rather than attempting to get the fish to bite a bait or lure. Typically illegal for gamefish in most places, but is allowed as an accepted practice to harvest specific species in some places.
Variations of the term snag
• 1. hung up, hooked on the bottom, grounded, treed,
• 2. snagging, snagger, foul-hooked, gilled, lipped, lifted, jagging, snatching
How to use snag in a sentence
I used a lure retriever to dislodge my favorite crankbait that snagged onto a sunken log.