sculpin

noun
scul·​pin | \ˈskəl-pən \
plural sculpins also sculpin

Definition of sculpin 

1 : any of a family (Cottidae) of spiny large-headed usually bottom-dwelling often scaleless bony fishes with large fanlike pectoral fins

2 : a scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata) of the southern California coast caught for food and sport

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The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 In the trophy area, white and white/gray 1/16th ounce jigs up closer to the dam and sculpin/ginger from Lookout to Fall Creek have worked well, with the Narrows being the hottest area by far. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018 The big rainbows that call the South Fork home are coming up to slurp caddis imitations and yellow sally stoneflies. Swinging bigger patterns like leeches, sculpins and cicadas is a good way to target trophy-sized fish. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Fishing is hitting its summer stride across southern Idaho," 8 June 2018 The priciest of all was red king crab at $10.18 a pound; the lowest was for sculpin at just $0.03. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Upper Cook Inlet’s herring, smelt commercial fisheries pay big bucks to fishermen," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sculpin

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sculpin

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sculp.

sculper

sculpin

sculpsit

sculpt

sculpted

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