• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Spoon-bait a revolving metallic lure attached to a fishing-line by a swivel, used in trolling for fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. spón; Ger. span, a chip, Ice. spánn, a chip, a spoon.


In literature:

The spoon bait is a favourite one here.
"Three Months of My Life" by J. F. Foster
Trolling consists simply in rowing or paddling slowly with the bait or spoon trailing behind.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The monsters could seldom be tempted except with spoon or live bait, but trout up to six or seven pounds were common prizes.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Leaning over the side, the Prodigal was dragging a spoon-bait to catch the monster trout that lived in those depths.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
I baited the spoon-hook with a live little fish the pilot had procured, and gave her the line.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
A spoon-bait is also a splendid deception, and should not be awanting.
"Scotch Loch-Fishing" by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
But, on the other hand, the spoon bait is taken most greedily by all the different species.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
Live-baiting and spinning with a spoon, or artificial bait trailed behind a boat, are the usual modes of fishing for pike in Norfolk.
"The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk" by G. Christopher Davies
As a rule you use a spoon or live bait so that it gives the appearance of swimming.
"The Go Ahead Boys in the Island Camp" by Ross Kay
They will take a spoon, or any live bait.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne