from The Century Dictionary.
- To fish from a boat at anchor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb fish with the line and bait resting still or stationary in the water
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If specifically targeting a fish of that size (which I would not ordinarily do because they are so rare), I might use 12 - or 14-pound to troll or still-fish a smelt bait on the bottom.
As of mid-January, anglers are again allowed to venture out on Tennant and Fazon lakes to fish and with February's arrival anglers may cast, troll or still-fish from free-floating devices on Lake Terrell's confines.