American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Polynemidae, having threadlike rays extending from the lower part of the pectoral fin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fish of the genus Polynemus: so called from the long pectoral filaments. See cut under Polynemus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of fishes belonging to Polynemus and allied genera. They have numerous long pectoral filaments.
- n. mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
“Nor is it merely the dramatic decline of other fish, including longfin smelt, threadfin shad, juvenile striped bass, green sturgeon and Central Valley”
“Alewives in northern lakes and threadfin shad in southern lakes areboth short, deep-bodied baitfish — and big-time bass food — that a Shad Rapimitates perfectly.”
“The demersal communities include croakers and the threadfin in nearshore waters, and sea bream and driftfish in deeper waters.”
“As the waters cool in early winter, vast schools of threadfin shad start to bunch up while slowing their open-water activity.”
“Both crayfish and threadfin shad are common forage for bass here, which makes both diminutive jigs and shad-imitating crankbaits logical choices.”
“Nine times out of 10 when he finds gannets, pelicans, or terns diving on bay anchovies, pogies, or threadfin herring, he also finds a school of redfish feasting on the same bait.”
“When the first cold breath of winter arrived, white bass that spent most of the year in the inland sea that is 180,000-acre Toledo Bend, roaming the open water in large schools, chasing, attacking and devouring threadfin shad, began moving up the lake.”
“At those times the crabs are prey to moi (Pacific threadfin), shoreline fish with a taste for ghost crabs.”
“As far as live bait goes, they will eat pilchards, pinfish, threadfin herring, mud minnows, shrimp or crabs.”
“The fish rescue was overwhelmingly successful, resulting in the saving of 1831 striped bass and tens of thousands of Sacramento blackfish, Sacramento splittail, largemouth bass, threadfin shad and other species.”
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