v.— «If blasting away at fish strikes some as crude, it’s nothing next to noodling. Variously known as hand grabbing, hogging, grabbling, stumping and dogging (depending on what part of the country you’re in), noodling, as they call it in Texas and Oklahoma, does away with all artifice—rod, reel, line and hook—and uses only the bare hand instead. For bait, there is nothing but the noodler’s own fingers, which are wagged enticingly in front of promising catfish holes.» —“Some fishermen think outside the tackle box” by Patrick Joseph Kansas City Star (Mo.-Kan.) Aug. 1, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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