October 5, 2022


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.

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