noodle
 v.— «Down in Kansas they have “noodlers.”…Iowa also agrees that “noodling” is the lowest and most despicable method of fishing. It is prevalent in all parts of the state, particularly during the catfish spawning season.» —“Noodling” Progress-Review (La Porte City, Iowa) Sept. 8, 1938. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)