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.

    A Lake Trout Surprise

  • 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.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News


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