buck·​tail | \ ˈbək-ˌtāl How to pronounce bucktail (audio) \

Definition of bucktail

: an angler's lure made typically of hairs from the tail of a deer

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Stripers are hitting white bucktails around lighted docks at night. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 27 Apr. 2018 For smaller stripers to 8 pounds or so, throw white bucktail jigs around dock lights after dark. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 12 Apr. 2018 Stripers remain active at night under dock lights on live minnows or white bucktail jigs. Joe Songer, AL.com, "What have you seen on your game or trail camera?," 6 Feb. 2018 Stripers to 7 or 8 pounds can be caught around dock lights on small white bucktail jigs, while fish over 20 pounds are being caught on large live shad fished at 40 feet and more. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Friday Fishing Report," 29 Dec. 2017 Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: Muskies spotty on bucktails or crankbaits in shallow water in back of coves; crappies fair (but small) on jigs or minnows 6 feet down over brush piles; black bass spotty. Bruce Janssen, kansascity, "Fishing report for Oct. 19," 18 Oct. 2017 For larger splake, use tube jigs or bucktail jigs to imitate suckers. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, "Colorado fishing report for week of March 12, 2017," 12 Mar. 2017 Outlook: Guide Dale Hines reports: Stripers good on bucktail jigs; white perch fair on jigs and worms; all other species slow. Bruce Janssen, kansascity.com, "Fishing report for April 27," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bucktail

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bucktail was in 1911

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